I remember that I watched Disney’s Peter Pan over a decade ago.
I tried to read the book Peter Pan a couple of years ago but could not get into it.
I read/skimmed some of Gail Carson Levine’s Tinkerbell fairy books and watched some of the Disney fairy movies (I have yet to see the one with the pirates in which Someone AMAZING voices Hook). I assume that the Disney fairies are based off her books, but I have yet to research the connection.
Then I read Peter and the Starcatchers. I sped through the four in this series and then the book that is sort of a sequel to the series. AAHMAZING!
Then we watched the adorable (although not squeaky clean) live action version with the adorable Peter and
Lucius Malfoy’s Jason Isaac’s Hook.
So, after I became quite a cheat and traitor on account of watching movies and reading spin-offs first, I finally read the original. The book didn’t seem quite as dry as I remembered, but it lacked some sparkle. But still, none of the aforementioned adaptations would exist without it. The original Peter is QUITE a bit more obnoxious than the other renditions of him, especially because he is SO forgetful. I don’t like that at all. And the original also plays up Peter’s desire to forever remain a child to the point of making the book a moral story which is a bit annoying. I at least appreciate the novel for the creativity it inspired.