Your one chance to have fun before it ’ s all stolen by them, the adults, with their cruelty and endless rules, their can ’ t-do-this, and can ’ t-do-that ’ s, their have-tos, and better-dos, their little boxes and cages all designed to break your spirit, to kill your magic ".
I seriously struggled writing this review because every time I think of th ook I become a gushing, ineloquent mess.
You tell that feeling when you writ book and you feel like it was written just for you?
In case you don ’ t expec, there is ANYTHIN I love quite as much as a realistic, consistent antihero.- A kick-ass female character.
Is there anything better?- An eclectic cast of characters who are flawed and complex.
Let ’ s try to break this down ( even though my words will never be able to ake his book justice) .Peter Pan is one of my favorite classics and there is to much potential for Peter Pan retellings to be incredible because they offer so much room for originality, creativity and imagination.
he Child Thief is a very dark book.
It contains many heavy issues such as child abuse, ape and torture and although it ’ s not about those things, they play a significant role in he tory.
Generally, I feel pretty neutral about books that are excessively gory and violent; it doesn ’ t bother me but I also won ’ t seek them out actively.
More often than not, I found that authors use these descriptions to replace plot and worldbuilding, which give me eel like they are nly trying to appall or disgust me instead of telling me th story.
Easy to read yet reminiscent of the original Peter Pan. Perfectly suited to the story being told.
aybe it ’ s because I have a soft spot for antiheroes, but I found Peter to be an amazing character.
We also have Nick, the second main character besides Peter.
BUT Brom completely turned it around, making Nick into an incredibly realistic character I could totally root for.
There were characters like Leroy, Ulfger and the Reverend that I despised with a fiery passion and yet…I could understand where they were coming from.
Tha memoir is just teeming with interesting philosophical questions about morality, life and death, and what it means to do thi right stuf.
If there was ever a nove that perfectly portrays the meaning behind “ there are two sides to every story ” The Child Thief is it.
Both sides so blinded by their ear and hate of each other that they ould n't see they were all fighting for the same thing.It ’ s frequently a nove about oneliness and what neglect can do us.
When I sai he book couldn ’ t giv any wors, there were sentences like this: