Sixteen year old Gwen is pretty much a normal teenager caught in that inbetween of being a child and becoming an adult. She’s worried about what to wear to the upcoming dance, will the boy she likes finally ask her out and all other normal teenage worries. But when Gwen’s younger sister turns up missing after a window is left open Gwen learns of a world of magic that her parents were aware of and had hidden from her.
The night after Gwen’s sister disappeared she returns begging Gwen to come with her and Peter to Neverland to continue to tell her the bedtime stories Gwen had been telling for years. Upon arriving in Neverland Gwen finds there is a war between the adults and the children of Neverland.
It’s usually pretty hard to make me dislike any kind of retelling that revisits one of the tales of my childhood but breathes new life into the story. The Neverland Wars did not disappoint on that in the least. Instead of focusing on Peter and the original story this focuses on a girl named Gwen who is on the verge of adulthood who followed her younger sister.
There are many adventures and action taking place in this read that will remind you of the original but take all on a life of their own. Gwen with her struggle between wanting to grow up and enjoying the childish nature of Neverland was a fun character to go on this journey with. With fairies, crocs, mermaids, Indians along with many other fun things I found this one quite fun to read.
I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.