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Lost Boy : The True Story of Captain Hook

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From the national bestselling author of Alice comes a familiar story with a dark hook--a tale about Peter Pan and the friend who became his nemesis, a nemesis who may not be the blackhearted villain Peter says he is... There is one version of my story that everyone knows. And then there is the truth. This is how it happened. How I went from being Peter Pan's first--and favorite--lost boy to his greatest enemy. Peter brought me to his island because there were no rules and no grownups to make us mind. He brought boys from the Other Place to join in the fun, but Peter's idea of fun is sharper than a pirate's sword. Because it's never been all fun and games on the island. Our neighbors are pirates and monsters. Our toys are knife and stick and rock--the kinds of playthings that bite. Peter promised we would all be young and happy forever. Peter lies.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 292 pages
  • 135 x 203 x 18mm | 227g
  • Berkley Books
  • English
  • 0399584021
  • 9780399584022
  • 1,474,086

About Christina Henry

Christina Henry is the author of the Chronicles of Alice, including Alice and Red Queen, and the national bestselling Black Wings series, featuring Agent of Death Madeline Black and her popcorn-loving gargoyle, Beezle. Christina lives in Chicago with her husband and son.show more

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"Christina Henry shakes the fairy dust off a legend; this Peter Pan will give you chills."--Genevieve Valentine, author of Persona "Multiple twists keep the reader guessing, and the fluid writing is enthralling...Henry immerses the reader in Neverland and genuinely shocks...This is a fine addition to the shelves of any fan of children's classics and their modern subversions."--Publishers Weekly "Turns Neverland into a claustrophobic world where time is disturbingly nebulaous and identity is chillingly manipulated...a deeply impactful, imaginative and haunting story of loyalty, disillusionment and self-discovery." --RT Book Reviews Praise for Alice "Careful, this white rabbit will lead you on a psychotic journey through the bowels of magic and madness. I, for one, thoroughly enjoyed the ride."--Brom, author of The Child Thief "I loved falling down the rabbit hole with this dark, gritty tale. A unique spin on a classic and one wild ride!"--Gena Showalter, New York Times bestselling author of A Mad Zombie Party "A dark, delightfully disturbing fall down a rabbit hole of madness and mystery. This is not your mamma's Alice."--R. S. Belcher, author of Brotherhood of the Wheel "A horrifying fantasy that will have you reexamining your love for this childhood favorite. Smooth, velvety prose blends well with the deliciously complex characters and intricate story line...A world that is nothing like Lewis Carroll ever imagined."--RT Book Reviews (top pick) "Takes Lewis Carroll's classic tale and turns it on its ear, giving us a dark and occasionally disturbing story about a young woman who let her curiosity get the better of her."--Vampire Book Club "A dark and deeply disturbing revisit of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland? Who wouldn't like it?"--Kirkus Reviews "Henry retains all the surreality of Carroll's tale but makes it even darker, leading readers down a scarier rabbit hole and into a city that's fantastical, scary and frankly more satisfying than Carroll's original...The writing is brisk, the story compulsive...A fun, chilling, exciting, magical read."--The Oklahomanshow more

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1,491 ratings
4.22 out of 5 stars
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4 39% (584)
3 13% (193)
2 3% (49)
1 1% (8)
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