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Review: ‘Another Pan’ by Daniel and Dina Nayeri

Review: ‘Another Pan’ by Daniel and Dina NayeriAnother Pan by Daniel Nayeri
Series: Another #2
Published by Candlewick Press on September 14th, 2010
Genres: Fantasy & Magic, Retelling, Young Adult
Pages: 393
Format: Hardcover
Source: borrowed from the library
four-stars
Sixteen-year-old Wendy Darling and her insecure freshman brother, John, are hitting the books at the Marlowe School. But one tome consumes their attention: THE BOOK OF GATES, a coveted Egyptian artifact that their professor father believes has magical powers. Soon Wendy and John discover that the legend is real—when they recite from its pages and descend into a snaking realm beneath the Manhattan school. As the hallways darken, and dead moths cake the floor, a charismatic new R.A. named Peter reveals that their actions have unleashed a terrible consequence: the underworld and all its evil is now seeping into Marlowe. Daniel Nayeri and Dina Nayeri return to reimagine Peter Pan as a twisty, atmospheric, and fast-paced fantasy about the perils of immortality.

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review

I thought this book would have been about all the teenagers from the first novel Another Faust, but no it wasn’t! There is a new set of characters. Now the title didn’t make any sense until I realized one of the character’s names were Wendy Darling and Peter..As in Peter Pan. But instead of Peter coming from a nether world like in the Disney films, he is basically a character obsessed with being immortal. And who would Peter battle with to claim immortality than with Madame Vileroy, but here she’s known as the school nurse!

What I did not understand was the connection with the Egyptian history. What did the past have to do with it? I couldn’t connect Peter Pan with Egypt just because my mind has skewed its perception of the story. Thanks a lot Disney. Even though that made me confused, there is a great story being told. I did enjoy the stories that they wrote in between, and the journey the Darling kids go through with that magical element in place. But what I did not understand is why Peter wanted to live forever.

The writing is done well, and I imagined it as a movie. That’s how greatly descriptive and plot driven it was. I did enjoy this book better than the first that’s for sure.


quotes

Is Peter one of the X-Men? Excuse me, Peter, did you by any chance train at Charles Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters? Do you have a field degree in kicking superevil ass that we don’t know about? (151)

rating

4/5

four-stars

4 Comments

  1. Diana Grace

    January 31, 2014 at 3:42 AM

    Never heard of the books – but this definitely sounds fun! Great review! 🙂

  2. Cali W.

    November 23, 2013 at 6:19 PM

    I have not heard of this book before. I love Peter Pan, I think I should read this. <3

  3. Penny Yoke

    November 28, 2012 at 5:54 AM

    U know, I love the Another series covers, and the plot seem nice. I’m going to read them soon! 🙂

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  5. Suz @ A Soul Unsung

    April 7, 2012 at 1:50 AM

    I really need to read Another Pan and then this one, as well. These both look so good, I really enjoyed Another Faust. Great review! 🙂

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