Wendy Darling: Stars

Stars (Wendy Darling #1) - Colleen Oakes I have been a Fan of Peter Pan since I first watched the Disney movie. When I saw this book come out I was excited to see how a more mature story telling would turn out. I have to say I was not disappointed.

The story begins with the Darlings and brings you into their home and dynamics of their family. Introducing the members we remember such as the children and Nana along with some new characters such as Booth. Oakes weaves a magical scene that is Neverland and Peter Pan. Yet Oakes takes the story to a much more mature place and touches on more adult themes. I enjoyed getting to know the characters in a a more adult context.

What did shock me was how Peter evolved through the book. Through different relationships that Wendy observed and participated in gave a full view of who Peter really is. The relationship that Peter had with Tink surprised me the most. I had always wondered how they met and why she was so jealous of Wendy when i was a child. Although it is not fully explained Oakes does do a great job on showing the dark side of how a relationship can turn dark.

I only hope that in the future books Wendy develops more and as Booth tells her to be Brave. I cant wait for the next one!