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9781481432047
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352pp
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Yes
Featured Date
January 09, 2017
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Overview

From “talented wordsmith” (Publishers Weekly) Lisa Maxwell comes a lush, atmospheric fantasy novel filled with twists and turns about a girl who is kidnapped and brought to an island inhabited by fairies, a roguish ship captain, and bloodthirsty beasts.

For as long as she can remember, Gwendolyn Allister has never had a place to call home. Her mother believes they are being hunted by brutal monsters, and those delusions have brought them to London, far from the life Gwen had finally started to build for herself. Gwen’s only saving grace is that her best friend, Olivia, is with her for the summer.

But shortly after their arrival, the girls are kidnapped by shadowy creatures and dragged to a world of flesh-eating sea hags and dangerous Fey. And Gwen begins to realize that maybe her mother isn’t so crazy after all…

Gwen discovers that this new world she inhabits is called Neverland, but it’s nothing like the Neverland you’ve heard about in stories. Here, good and evil lose their meaning and memories slip like water through your fingers. As Gwen struggles to remember where she came from and tries to find a way home, she must choose between trusting the charming fairy-tale hero who says all the right things and the captivating pirate who promises to keep her safe.

Caught in the ultimate battle between good and evil, with time running out and her enemies closing in, Gwen is forced to finally face the truths she’s been hiding from all along. But can she save Neverland without losing herself?

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Who are the main characters? What problems or conflicts does each character face in the book? Briefly describe each character.
What are the good points of this book? What did the author do well? Tell why you liked the book.
What, if any, were the bad points in the book? What did you feel the author did poorly? Tell why you didn't like the book.
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Setting
The story is set in current time and place. When Gwen is kidnapped, it continues in Neverland.
Characters
Gwen tries to be a 'normal' teen. But her mom is different. Always moving, her mom is afraid of monsters catching up to them. Gwen has one friend, Olivia who is very supportive and understanding of her mom's phobias.
Good Points
I loved this book! Many times I would refer back to the original Peter Pan story and it was ingenious how the characters were alike and yet so different.
Many plot twists and turns. It kept me trying to figure out who really was good and who was evil.
Plot Summary
Gwendolyn. Peter Pan. The Captain. The Witch. Fairies.
All play a part in this story, but is the captain the bad guy? The witch may seem good, but is she really? And Peter Pan. Does he have a hidden agenda?
The souls of young boys are consumed for immortality. By both Peter Pan and the Captain.
The island of Neverland is alive and has plans of it's own. It doesn't want Gwen to leave.
Ending
I loved the ending. This was a fun book.
Do you recommend this book?
Yes
Language
PG
Sexual Content
PG-13
Violence
PG-13
Drug and Alcohol Use
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