“All children, except one, grow up.”
— J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan
Boy oh boy, did I miss out on a classic! Everyone seems to be born knowing the story of Peter Pan. Well, actually, I speak on behalf of all 90s kid here. The animated movie version of Peter Pan is so well encrusted into our culture that we barely even need to be thought about it to know who on earth this kid is. I mean, think about it. Peter, freaking, Pan. The small, dipped in green, bright smile, flying boy. Oh, and let’s not forget his trustee side-kick that seems just as hard to forget about. Tinker Bell? Gosh. These two magically presents themselves in our minds at the mere mention of their names. Talk about a legacy. But wait. There’s a catch. Peter Pan isn’t just about some boy with a fairy and some crazy place called Neverland. Oh, no, no, no. Peter Pan is actually so much more. The only way to find out is through his classic story written by the one and only J.M. Barrie. If you thought you knew Peter Pan, think again. His adventures are of the most unexpected kind. They are topped off by a very sad ending that has yet to reach the minds of every fan of the movie adaptations.