Lost Boy by Christina Henry

Posted January 13, 2021 by Silvia in Books / 18 Comments

Lost Boy by Christina HenryLost Boy by Christina Henry
Series: Stand-alone
Published by Titan Books on July 4, 2017
Genres: Fantasy, Retelling
Source: Gift
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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 favourite—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 neighbours 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.

Have you ever wondered the real reason why Captain Hook hates Peter Pan with such a passion? Well, you are just a book away from discovering the truth. I warn you, though, nothing will ever be the same after you turn these pages . . . And boy, I don’t know why you are still waiting!

Forget Disney and venture into a VERY dark and twisted tale that will change you forever . . . The monster kids usually fear is not hidden in a closet, but on an island. Peter, the boy promising eternal youth and happiness, actually implies a horror no kid could ever comprehend—and no adult would ever accept. Thankfully, the first lost boy seems to (finally) see things more clearly, but can the truth be way worse than what appears and hold even more dark secrets? One thing is for sure, life is no all fun and games, and watching everything through Jamie’s eyes is a truly powerful experience. Indeed, readers take a surprising journey where they get emotionally attached to Jamie and his love and constant care for all the boys on the island, which is precisely what drives him—and you—to face one of the most heartwarming and creepy adventures ever taken.

Horrifyingly gripping, Lost Boy is the tale I didn’t know I needed this bad, and I loved it. Thanks, Christina Henry, your book is forever imprinted in my mind and so is why I hate Peter Pan.


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18 responses to “Lost Boy by Christina Henry

    • I believe it’s something I always wanted but didn’t realise it until I read this. I’m very grateful to my sister for this fantastic gift!

  1. This sounds awesome. And by Christina Henry too? I really liked her Girl in Red. And I’ve always kind of wanted to know more about the island. This sounds really dark and I love that too. I need this now! 🙂

    • I didn’t read Girl in Red, but I probably will! My sister got me this one and The Mermaid always by Christina Henry and I didn’t know which one to pick first, but I’m glad I went with this one because, believe me, it changes everything you thought about Peter Pan and the island . . . I truly recommend it ?

    • I’m glad you loved it as well, Tammy! I have another of her books with me, but if they are all like this, I’m definitely gonna have to buy more 😀

  2. oh wow….this book sounds so fascinating and I love seeing those twists on those fairy/disney tales we all know and love. I definitely have a weakness for anything pan and hook LOL So I gotta have this one

    Great review.

    • Same, lol However, I was always very curious about Captain Hook, and this book was a true revelation! I definitely recommend it if you wanna see an even creepier Peter Pan and develop quite a spot for Hook!!

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