Darling Girl: A Novel of Peter Pan

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Holly Darling has worked hard to leave the legend of the Darling name behind, wanting nothing to do with her grandmother Wendy’s story and her mother’s obsession. So, she moves to America and starts a line of beauty products. But Holly has a secret of her own; her daughter, Eden, is in a coma with a rare condition that makes her age faster than normal and her blood is the only thing saving her son. When Eden disappears, Holly drops everything to return to London and search for her, hoping that it’s not the return of the family legend.

I love the story of Peter Pan, so this dark twist on what happened after Wendy comes home was a little hard to like. However, the story wouldn’t work if it wasn’t a retelling, and I still recommend it if you love Peter Pan. Characters aren’t as they seem and Neverland isn’t as far away as believed. The story jumps right in and I was hooked from the beginning, easily finishing it within a couple days. Do beware that, though nothing is explicitly detailed, there are mature themes that are handled gracefully.

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Author Liz Michalski
Star Count 4.5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 352 pages
Publisher Dutton
Publish Date 03-May-2022
ISBN 9780593185636
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Issue May 2022
Category Young Adult