Sunday, March 22, 2020

Straight on Till Morning by Liz Braswell - OPTIONAL

Straight on Till Morning: A Twisted Tale by Liz Braswell, 488 pages.  Disney Hyperion, 2020.  $18.  

Content: Language: PG (2 swears); Mature Content: G; Violence: PG-13.  



Wendy is sixteen and feels lost and misunderstood while living in London.  She has been holding onto Peter’s shadow for four years, but he hasn’t come to claim it and Wendy is anxious to visit Neverland.  Wendy negotiates a trade with Captain Hook that if Hook will take Wendy to Neverland, Wendy will give Hook Peter’s shadow.  When Wendy arrives in Neverland, she realizes that maybe it wasn’t a good idea to bargain with a pirate and finds herself trapped on Hook’s ship.  Wendy befriends a pirate named Zane and finds a way to continue her journey to find Peter and have her adventure.  

I usually love the Twisted Tale stories, but this book was boring and was full of little adventures that never really led anywhere.  Peter didn’t show up until the last quarter of the book and he was whinny and not likable.  Tinkerbell and Wendy were the main characters and I liked how the characters created stories to create their reality, but after a while it felt like it would never end.  The content included attempted sexual assault, child slave labor, torture and someone is shot to death.  

Reviewer, C. Peterson.

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