But Jocelyn finds that being a pirate is a bit more difficult than she'd bargained for. The writer starts with a very simple, everyday image, and then adds a drop of unpredictability - 'oppressed' ones to break the eggs. Really, there's nothing here that couldn't have been set in its own unique world. Her grandfather, on the other hand, intends to see her starched and pressed into a fine society lady. I'm head over heels for a book. Shiver me timbers- I'm perfectly in love with the narrator of this book. He put his sword down and sat on the floor near Jocelyn, leaning against the couch.
Why, even as far back as Eve, on the day she was considering whether or not to eat that apple, a pirate was most certainly planning to sail in and take it from her. Really, it really isn't even a complaint. But because there is no Wendy, no one caters to Peter except for his tribe of dimwits and for someone who has never enjoyed the original tale, I found this to be a great source of joy. I couldn't wait to read this book ever since I heard about it. The humor was evident from the first opening lines. So it's no surprise that Jocelyn springs into action after receiving a letter to avenge her father's death at the jaws of the Neverland crocodile.
After all, she'll need the gold to fund her adventuring in the future. However, as my only progeny, you must try. Will Jocelyn find the courage to beat the incessant monster before time runs out? Jocelyn seemed to struggle over wanting to do what she felt her father expected of her, but also not wanting to fail. What I didn't care for was that this was set in Neverland at all. He is the hero, after all. Outside of Jocelyn's journey, Schulz also poses some nice, thoughtful questions on friendship and family. That would be too easy.
For the record, I could read more about these characters and this world forever. Schulz presents them as idiots as well and while its funny, the humor is at the expense of the indigenous people. There are also a couple of other adorable characters. Who do I need to bribe? The pirate life is not all buried treasure, an A good sequel, one with plenty of plot twists and surprises. This was such a fun adventure, sweet at times, laugh-out-loud funny at others, and an utterly genius idea for a story.
So for that, I appreciated the fact that Hook's Revenge is its own tale and that you don't have to rush to read the second book as this one has 99% closure of its story. Jocelyn is the anti-Wendy in this story and I love her for that because I have never liked Wendy. This Neverland Amnesia, as Heidi Schulz calls it, is what allows Peter to remain young at heart for it is our memories and experiences that make us grow emotionally. I loved the dynamic between all of the characters in this story. But Jocelyn finds that being a pirate is a bit more difficult than she'd bargained for. Filled with action, adventure and a main character after my own heart Hook's daughter. Most everyone is familiar with the story of Peter Pan and the nefarious Captain Hook, but I don't think many know Captain Hook had a daughter.
This is another quick read, and great for fans of the world of Neverland. Likewise, we learn a secret about the origin of this low-level crew that is worth not being spoiled. Tick-tock… I felt like a glutton after finishing this book. Her grandfather, on the other hand, intends to see her starched and pressed into a fine society lady. For the sensitive reader: Clean through and through. So why not five full stars? Oh my gosh, I love the quotes! At the climax, Jocelyn does the same thing but her experience is the opposite of Peters. The actual book comes out on September 16, 2014.
Featuring Neverland favourites like Peter Pan, Tinkerbell, Tiger Lily, Smee, The Lost Boys and those creepy mermaids who are somehow still oddly enviable, Hook's Daughter, is a rip-roaring adventure with an empowering message. Acting ladylike is Jocelyn's worst nightmare, pretty much. I'm amazed with how Jocelyn's adventure unfolded, how her relationships changed, and frankly, that this story came together in the end. Plus, kids get a thrill from just that kind of thing. It's a fun adventure tale that puts a somewhat rotten, though delightful, girl front and center. It's just the way to let your reader think. Check out this article: don't you want to learn more about where tattoos have come from and what they mean? I loved Peter Pan as a child and I'm glad this one was authentic to the storyline.
I even have a picture but I'm not going to share it because I don't want you to see how terrified Heidi looks in my vicious embrace because Before I talk about how fun this story is, I have to make two confessions: 1 I have never liked the Peter Pan story with ; 2 I internet-know the author and told her that if I ever met her in person, I would hug her face off and then I did meet her in person last year when she was touring for this very book and I did actually hug her face off. Much of the original cast shows up - Peter Pan and Tinkerbell along with a new set of Lost Boys. In just one stare, Mary's eyes defined a lot about her true passion, her devotion and her commitment to her cause. When I finished the book, I wanted the sequel to be out already! To do that they need Peter Pan's help. Hook's Revenge focuses on the story of Hook's only child, a spirited young gal named Jocelyn Hook.
Her grandfather, on the other hand, intends to see her starched and pressed into a fine society lady. At first I struggled with the changes in tone, but once I got used to it I realized that this vacillation made Jocelyn interesting and kept the tale from just being a by-the-numbers pirate treasure hunt story. On that note, one of the book's major messages is that if you believe in yourself, you can accomplish your goals. The story is told from a cantankerous omniscient narrator who is sarcastic and will keep readers laughing. So that responsibility falls to her grandfather, who is having an incredibly difficult time of it. It definitely is middle-grade, but it's so enjoyable that if you are in the mood for a really good book that happens to be light and adventurous, you won't do wrong by picking this one up. This book speaks of so much girl-power! Well, that and it looked amazing, which it was, as it turns out.