The Bridge to Neverland by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson

The Bridge to Never Land by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson

Summary:

This book is separate from the Starcatcher Series and does not require the series to be read beforehand. This book provides all the necessary background information.

Two American teenagers take it upon themselves to locate the last known stash of Star Stuff and try to get it to Never Land. Lord Ombra returns in the form of ravens and tracks them down. In the meantime, Sarah and Aidan hunt down the last remaining Aster and seek his assistance.

Their journey leads them to Peter Pan’s Flight, the ride in Walt Disney World. Making it across the bridge and into Never Land, they are suddenly confronted with everything that filled the book series: Hook, the Jolly Roger, Teacher, Mollusk warriors, Fighting Prawn, the Lost Boys, Tinker Bell, and Peter Pan himself.

Getting back to their own world and figuring out how to defeat Ombra become very tricky, especially when it has to be done in front of a bunch of tourists in an extremely crowded amusement park.

Opinion:

This book was decent. It’s happening in a present time setting which took some getting used to. The detail from Fantasyland was great! Now I know if I ever hear someone say “Christopher Robin” over a Disney radio, it is talking about a lost child.

This book certainly answers the question of how Peter Pan can cross over from Never Land to the “real” world and back again.

©Cori Endicott May/June 2013