Saturday, June 11, 2011

Book Review: Peter and the Shadow Thieves by Dave Berry and Ridley Pearson

Peter and the Shadow Thieves is the sequel to Peter and the Starcatchers. It was also a fun and exciting adventure. Peter lives with his friends, now titled the Lost Boys, on the island named Never Land. Pirates show up on the island looking for the chest of starstuff that Peter helped protect in the previous book. The starstuff is no longer on the island, but the pirates, and their creepy, dementor-like "friend" go off to London to search for the Aster family and the chest. Peter knows he has to warn Molly Aster and her father, so he stows away on the pirate ship along with Tinker Bell and heads to London where he he has a few unexpected adventures. After a kidnapping, a night in jail, and a starstuff fiasco, Peter and Tink finally find Molly. But then, once again, it is up to them to save the starstuff. They have to face Lord Ombra, a dark creature who does things to shadows, Pirates, Mister Slank, who is desperate for revenge on Peter and Molly, all with the state of the world hanging over their heads. This children's novel is fast-paced and full of thrilling adventures. It didn't have all the unnecessary details that Peter and the Starcatchers had. This book was a lot of fun, and I enjoyed a bit more than Peter and the Starcatchers.

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