Warning....I am a devout fan of Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie!
I have bought copies of Peter and Wendy (the original book) for each one of my children. So when I came across the "prequel" of how Peter met Capt. Hook, I thought it would be a great addition to their library. WRONGO REINDEER! As a purist, I got into the first chapter and was fuming. Dave Berry (who I otherwise once adored) took way too many liberties with Peter. Then when I read the end and how he devoloped Tinker Bell...let's just say the book is in the trash and I have to fix the book shaped hole in my wall. Now, if one is not a purist, the book is a good read for children who just want a good story about Peter Pan and Captain Hook. It's got great adventure and lots of pirates. My kids, won't be getting it though.