Peter Pan is one of my favorite books so I was eager to read HOOK’S REVENGE to see what else could possibly be done to an already terrific story. I was blown away by how Heidi Schultz added even more fun and suspense to this classic tale.
The story features Jocelyn Hook, Captain Hook’s daughter. Jocelyn was raised on the mainland by her grandfather. When she was 12-years-old she was sent to a boarding school to learn how to be a proper young lady of England. Jocelyn had no interest in that lifestyle. She dreamed of adventure on the high seas and becoming a pirate like her father.
Then, Jocelyn was called to pirate duty when she received a note from her deceased father. She ran away to avenge her father’s death and fight the beast who killed him. However, the adventure proved to be more difficult and less glamorous than she envisioned. Jocelyn had to dig deep to overcome huge obstacles like cannibals, the lost boys (including the bothersome Peter Pan), the infamous crocodile and her own lack of pirating experience.
This fast-paced story is wonderfully descriptive with tons of action and even a hint of romance. Peter Pan plays a minor role but we get to know the other colorful cast members who take center stage. One of those great characters is the narrator, a cantankerous old pirate who sometimes insults the reader—very funny!