Reviewed by First Mate Keira
Title: Peter and the Secret of Rundoon (Peter and the Starcatchers, Book 3)
Author: Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson
Format: Audio Book
Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
Narrator: Jim Dale
Grade Reading Level: 5th+
Summary: Peter was first excited about the ability to fly and his unending youthfulness, until those around him grow up. But he can’t be disheartened for long as new adventures await him, Tink and Molly. A tribal war on Mollusk island, a slave trade between the orphanage and the Kingdome of Rundoon, Ombra slithering back to try again – this time with the intent of holding Peter hostage and using him to locate star stuff, and that’s just the start.
Why I started this book:
I enjoyed the first two books of the trilogy, Jim Dale is still the narrator. Need I say more?
- Peter gets the last name Pan. Yay! Love it.
- Hook gets kidnapped. Yep. He does! Oh and he trims his toenails (yuck).
- Is Peter’s shadow even his own shadow? The way it watches him, what gives?
- The clock for the croc!
- The Mollusks are attacked by a vicious tribe called the Scorpions, who invade on a war party. I’m really not sure why this side plot was necessary other than to allow for Peter to get captured.
- The Lord Ombra is part of a race from the beginning of time with a goal that makes it impossible for the “star stuff” to ever really wrap up and allow Peter to go to his original adventure. He would have to watch out for more nasty shadow people.
- Gets especially longwinded in the middle of the book, and probably dragged because it takes longer to listen than it does to read.
Final Thoughts: The first book was the only book required to present how Peter Pan became the boy hero we know and love from J. M. Barrie. That said, it is still a great trilogy. Boys will love it (girls too)!
Rating: 4 Treasure Chests