Peter and the Starcatchers and By Darkness Hid

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By Darkness Hid by Jill Williamson

This book really surprised me.  Typically, when you say something is “Christian Fantasy” I expect a sever lack of creativity,  poor storytelling, and unconvincing and convenient conversions.  To my great joy,  this book was creative,  had a great story,  a little grit, and great fantasy.  I will admit to a few times struggling to keep up with the characters but it didn’t stop me from reading.  I will also admit to finding the girl Sparrow a bit unconvincing at the end. I felt like my chain was being a bit yanked by her. But, I was still very invested in all the characters. I wasn’t bored by the politics. I’m intrigued by the world and the hero is a real hero. Well done. I can’t wait to start book two!
Parental Warning: a few adult issues meaning she deals with such things as evil kings trying to take a mistress and the reality of being a girl dressed like a boy and needing to use the bathroom. Nothing inappropriate happens but they are dealt with…meaning I think most teens would be fine with this book. It’s clean, just honest. A nice combination.

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Peter and the Starcatchers by Dave Berry
This brilliant, silly, moving, clever retelling of the story of Peter Pan needs to move to the top of your reading list. I laughed. I cried.
This is the story of how Peter became Peter Pan, Hook became Hook, the Lost Boys became the Lost Boys, and Tinker Bell Tinker Bell. I have always been slightly inamoured by the fairy tale of Peter Pan and this version only makes me love it more.
My only warning is that reading it can cause a strong case of adventure longing and possible excessive use of imagination. The audio version is delightful. This is a story that anyone of any age can enjoy and would be perfect for family reading time. I can’t suggest this story strongly enough. It was perfectly wonderful.

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