Kirkus review of FOREVER NEVERLAND

I’m SO pleased to share the Kirkus review of FOREVER NEVERLAND.

"Adrian does an exemplary job of creating complex and compelling characters out of the sibling protagonists..."

"Fergus’ autism is deftly woven into the narrative and the siblings’ relationship."

"A magical ode to childhood that updates the classic while keeping its flavor."

They GOT IT. Kirkus is generally considered pretty tough to please, so I’m absolutely thrilled!

Read the full review here:

https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/susan-adrian/forever-neverland/?fbclid=IwAR2Hv9g9ZqzrjTpPDy0Qf_ggcoTT9CZVGvqkXWzoEa9LheFLAgDNAN1cZgc

FOREVER NEVERLAND cover!!

I’m SO thrilled to share the cover of my next book, FOREVER NEVERLAND!

I am so excited for this book, in a way I’ve never been before. I got teary when I wrote the dedication, then again when I saw this beautiful cover. Again when I saw the map (!) that will be included inside. I so dearly love the characters in Forever Neverland — Fergus and Clover, Peter and Shoe (my favorite Lost “Boy” ever), and even Scylla. I can’t wait for you all to share the adventure.

What if Peter Pan wanted to take you to Neverland? Would you go? 

A contemporary sequel to J. M. Barrie’s timeless classic Peter Pan, perfect for kids who loved The Land of Stories and dream of going to Neverland.

Clover and Fergus are the great-great-grandchildren of Wendy Darling (yes, that Wendy). And now Peter Pan wants to take them to Neverland for the adventure of their lives! But Clover’s a little nervous – she’s supposed to look after her brother. Fergus is autistic, and not everyone makes him feel welcome. What will happen to him in this magical world?

Fergus isn’t nervous at all. To him, Neverland seems like a dream come true! He’s tired of Clover’s constant mothering and wants some independence, like Peter and the Lost Boys have. He wonders, Why can’t the real world be more like Neverland?

Neverland is fun and free, but it’s also dangerous and even scary at times. There are unfamiliar creatures lurking in the shadows and strange sounds coming from the waters. And then the mermaids start to go missing…

In an imaginative and thoughtful continuation of the story of Peter Pan, Susan Adrian explores Neverland with a fresh perspective and indelible warmth, offering a new adventure based on a beloved classic!

Preorder it now!

Random House Children’s Books ● Goodreads ● Amazon.com ● The Book Depository

Here’s the amazing cover, by George Ermo, first revealed on Pop! Goes the Reader:

Hi-res Cover FOREVER NEVERLAND.jpg

Hope you love it as much as I do!