“Straight On Till Morning: A Twisted Tale” was written by Liz Braswell who has written many other novels such as “Stuffed” and “Rx”. She has written other twisted tales, and they all have a main question. This novels’ main question is “What if Wendy first traveled to Never Land with Captain Hook?”, and it gives this question an answer that will leave you very content. In this thrilling tale, 16 year old Wendy Darling has been holding onto hope that a passage to Never Land will open up for her. After her parents reveal they are sending her off to Ireland to care for 5 boys, the opportunity presents itself, and it’s all Wendy has ever wanted. She cannot say no to this, and boards Captain Hook’s ship, The Jolly Roger. After Captain Hook reveals his true plans for her, Wendy makes a daring escape and makes her way to Never Land alone.
This novel paints a variety of pictures in your head, from a gray, smoggy London to The Lost Boy’s hideout to a forest full of thysolits! You can feel what Wendy Darling is feeling, and you can feel for her family back in London while she’s gone. This novel will take you on an emotional roller coaster, full of loops that make your stomach flip over and twists and turning points. The author does a great job of describing scenery and characters. It describes things from bright colored mermaids to Wendy’s tattered dress. It captures terrifying moments and sweet moments alike, using a great variety of descriptive words that never grow dull. Due to complex words, this book would be best for middle school students, as elementary students may not understand some of the words used, so they cannot get the full experience of the novel.
This book is a long read, you’ll come to find, with 488 action-packed pages that will keep you on the edge of your seat. This story is a great break-away from reality you will find as you read through the many fantasies of “Straight On Till Morning: A Twisted Tale”. So sit back, relax, and get ready for nostalgia in this twisted tale!