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Wm. E. Durr Branch YA ANCRU K (Text) 33126025208830 New YA Fiction Checked out 10/07/2021

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  • ISBN: 9781250265265 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 1250265266 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: 282 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Imprint, 2021.

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In a modern reimagining of "Peter Pan," Wendy Darling meets a boy named Peter on her first night in Chicago, where they run through the city's underground and encounter a punk named Tinkerbelle, the lost boys that Peter watches over, and the frightening Detective Hook.
On Wendy Darling's first night in Chicago, a boy called Peter appears at her window. He's dizzying, captivating, beautiful-- and she agrees to join him for a night on the town. They're soon running in the city's underground. She makes friends: a punk girl named Tinkerbelle and the lost boys Peter watches over. And she makes enemies: the terrifying Detective Hook, and maybe Peter himself, as his sinister secrets start coming to light. Will Wendy survive this night-- and make sure everyone else does, too? -- adapted from jacket
Target Audience Note:
Grades 10+
Subject: Darling, Wendy (Fictitious character) > Fiction.
Peter Pan (Fictitious character) > Fiction.
Adventure and adventurers > Fiction.
Nightlife > Fiction.
Genre: Action and adventure fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)
Romance fiction.

  • School Library Journal Reviews : SLJ Reviews 2021 June

    Gr 9 Up—Wendy Darling's first Saturday night in Chicago takes an interesting turn when a charming boy named Peter crawls through her window and invites her to a party. With her BFF Eleanor a text away, Wendy jumps at the chance to explore the city with the handsome, albeit slightly reckless, Peter. Along the way, she meets friends like Tinkerbelle, Ominotago, and Fyodor while establishing a new enemy in Detective Hook. What begins as one impulsive night on the town turns ominous as a darker side of Peter is revealed. If Wendy makes it till morning, she'll never be the same again. Ancrum delivers a creative modern adaptation of a children's classic. Wendy is a character to root for as she maneuvers her way through the streets of Chicago. While cleverly transitioned to the 21st century, this Peter Pan retelling lacks the character depth needed to elevate the intrigue and mystery. Eleanor's presence on the page serves more as a plot filler rather than a critical piece of the story. Though savvier readers may predict the creepy twist, it's nevertheless sure to leave their skin crawling. Wendy is Black, Peter is white, and the supporting cast is diverse in ethnicity and sexual orientation: Ominotago (the Tiger Lily replacement) is Ojibwe and Irish and bi, Fyodor (Wendy's romantic interest) is Russian and biromantic asexual. VERDICT A solid reimagining of Peter Pan that will satisfy those looking for a thrill in their retellings.—Emily Walker, Lisle Lib. Dist., IL

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