Monday, September 22, 2014

Review: HOOK'S REVENGE by Heidi Schultz

Hook's RevengeHook's Revenge by Heidi Schulz

Hooks Revenge tells the story of Jocelyn Hook, daughter of Captain Hook- yes, THAT Captain Hook- who is a not-so-evil-hearted chip off the old block. She is the kind of girl who keeps spiders in her pocket, eschews hair brushes and corsets, and gobbles up adventure novels by the dozen. When a letter from her estranged father arrives, Jocelyn jumps at the chance to ditch finishing school and head "second to the right, straight on til morning." (although her method of transport is a bit more... unusual.)

Shiver me timbers- I'm perfectly in love with the narrator of this book. He's the least cuddly person ever, but I kind of want him to live in my pocket. Fans of Caroline Carlson's Magic Marks the Spot will adore this story of Jocelyn's revenge on one particular tick-tocking crocodile. From British finishing school to the Neverland's high seas (with appearances by Tiger Lily, the Lost Boys, and Peter himself), this is dryly hilarious throughout and still manages to impart an empowering message very much in line with J.M. Barrie's about the things we lose when we grow up... and the ways we can reclaim them. Five stars!

- Jen

1 comment:

  1. Hooks Revenge is an adorable story. I love the unnamed narrator's voice, humorous and snarky.


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