Another Pan

Another Pan

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Overview

A darkness continues to haunt the Marlowe School, and this time, someone is plotting payback. Wendy Darling, a headstrong junior, and her brother, John, a thirteen-year-old genius with a chip on his shoulder, struggle with being from the poorest family at the posh New York academy, where their father is a professor of ancient civilizations. Wendy’s new boyfriend, socialite golden-boy Connor Wirth, offers a solid step up in popularity, yet ambitious Wendy and John still find themselves longing for something more. When the Book of Gates, a mysterious tome of fabled origins, appears at Marlowe along with Peter, a dashing new resident adviser with a murky past, the Darlings are swept into a captivating world of “Lost Boys,” old-world secrets, and forbidden places. The book opens the door to a hidden labyrinthine underworld where Egyptian myths long thought impossible become frighteningly real. Suddenly, Peter, Wendy, and John find themselves captive in the lair of an age-old darkness, trying to escape the clutches of an ancient and beautiful child-thief who refuses to let go.

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ISBN-13: 9780763637125
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Publication date: 10/26/2010
Series: Second of Another
Pages: 400
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.30(d)
Lexile: 850L (what's this?)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

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Another Pan 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
Burg More than 1 year ago
I have to give it to Daniel and Dina Nayeri, they have really impressed me with their creative ability when it comes to retelling classic stories. First with Another Faust and now taking the well known Peter Pan and making it their own. I'm a huge fan of the classics so I usually love a good retelling and Another Pan was no exception. When Peter Pan and the Lost Boys, old Egyptian curses and lore, and a posh New York school are combined, readers will find themselves in for an incredible adventure. One of my favorite elements in this story was the attraction and chemistry between Wendy Darling and Peter (a new resident advisor at Marlowe). In the classic this pairing is hinted at but never actualized so it was fun to see the take the Nayeri's took on this. What girls wouldn't fall for Peter right? He's charming, handsome and incredible witty and Wendy falls hook, line and sinker for him. His obsession with eternal youth seems to be his only downfall. While I enjoyed Wendy and Peter's interaction, her brother John did at times bother me. His humor and slang became somewhat irksome and I must admit he was not a favorite character of mine. But the lost boys did make up for my lack of enthusiasm over John Darling. Their texting of "happy thoughts" and their overall part in the story had me smiling a good bit of the way through. While this book was the second in the Another series, I don't think that it's necessary to read Another Faust first. Some of the original characters pop up and make reappearances in this installment but this story is very must a stand alone. It was full of adventure, romance, difficult quests and hard decisions and it was so much fun to be taken on the ride. I think for the most part old fans of the original classic will not be dissapointed for insulted, as is sometimes the case with retellings. I can't wait to see what's next in the Another series.
bookwormygirl on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I must say that Daniel & Dina Nayeri are very talented in recreating well-known classic stories. First with Another Faust and now with Another Pan they were able to showcase how talented they really are in giving these classic tales a more modern spin. As a fan of fairytale and classic remakes this definitely appealed to my senses.You'll recognize all the characters in this story - Peter, the Lost Boys, Wendy and John Darling - yep, they're all in there. Now combine those characters with Egyptian curses, a posh New York school, and you'll find yourselves on a whole new adventure.I must admit that I was not a fan of Another Faust - I read it and, sadly, I did not like it. So when I heard of Another Pan, I decided to give the Nayeri's one more chance at winning me over. While there were many aspects of the novel that I did enjoy - the romance between Peter and Wendy, the modern-ness of the whole thing, I loved that the Lost Boys would text "happy thoughts", even the mystery of the The Book of Gates and how it played into the storyline - I still did not fall for this book... and I'll explain why. Firstly, it started off really slow. I mean I was 100 pages in and it was still very slow for me. Secondly, I really liked Wendy as a character - she was strong, faithful, she had charisma, was quirky and I really liked that she stood her ground when she believed in something. This is the Wendy you meet for the first half of the book. Somewhere along the way we lose that Wendy. For the second half of the book I found her to be whiny, she forgets about her wishes, dreams, etc. and somehow her thoughts only revolve around Peter... this really annoyed me. I hate that girls will drop everything at the drop of a hat for a guy... ugh. Then there was John Darling - my gosh that boy was driving me insane. He used too much slang and was just too annoying for his own good.I loved the idea of this book. The premise was fantastic- and the Peter Pan-ness of it was what really seduced me into reading it. But in the end it just didn't work for me. For those of you wondering - this is the second book in Daniel & Dina Nayeri's "Another" series. The first being Another Faust. Some of the characters from Another Faust make cameo appearances and the school where Wendy and John go to is the same one (Marlowe) from Another Faust as well - but that's where the similarities end. So, no, you do not have to read Another Faust in order to enjoy Another Pan.
lilibrarian on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Lots of action in this retelling of the Peter Pan story. Egyptian mythology is at the center of a magical mystery at a NYC boarding school.
ElizaJane on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Reason for Reading: Next in the series.I loved this book almost as much as the first in the series! In fact, I think I loved the story even more but I didn't find it to be the page-turner that Another Faust was. This was more of a slow read, one that kept me interested and I loved falling into the world, but somehow it did have a slow pace. I'm not sure if this is the book's fault or my own as my mind has been all over the place so close to Christmas. But fast or slow paced who cares? I loved Another Pan!Professor Darling is a teacher at the Marlowe school. Both his children attend, Wendy and John Darling; this is his first year at the high school. There are a few new Resource Assistants this year and one them is named Peter. Professor Darling's history class revolves around Ancient Egyptology and a particular set of 5 myths and artifacts in which he alone believes prove that the Egyptian god of the Dead was not Anubis but a female. Peter is at the school looking for bonedust from a certain set of 5 mummies which when ground together will provide the elixir of permanent youth. So far he's managed to slow the aging process considerably with the dust from one such special mummy. It seems the underworld has attached itself to Marlowe along with a new mousy, plain looking school nurse with a strange eye. Wendy and John join Peter and his crew of Lost Boys (in place all over the world and naturally at Marlowe as well) in entering the underworld and trying to retrieve the mummies and fighting (or tricking) the guardians of each after they hear and study each myth to help them locate the point of entry in Marlowe to the correct place in the underworld.It is with the nurse that the connection with the previous book comes. Another Faust introduced us to the demon posing as a governess and here she returns before she has had time to fully recuperate in the form of the nurse. This is all covered in the first chapter. But when she returns to the underworld she regains her full power as the Dark Lady. The Dark Lady has taken on many manifestations in the living world, the glamorous governess in Another Faust and the terrible, frightening nanny of Peter's childhood.I love how all the elements of the Peter Pan story are brought together here in a completely different fashion. Peter Pan is represented in his true form (from the book) as a nasty, self-centred youth and his sidekick who is in love with him, Tina, will do anything for him even though he does not reciprocate her undying love. Tina, like Tinkerbell (in the book) is jealous of Wendy with a pure hatred. Other elements that find their way into Another Pan but have nothing to do with pirates or crocodiles are the hook and the tick-tock of a watch. Truly, a very original re-imagining of the ingredients that make up Peter Pan that the authors have used in a completely unique way to tell their own story.As a series, I find this very compelling as it does not follow the same cookie cutter recipe of most series. There is not a continuing plot line with the same characters. In fact, these first two books could be read on their own, apart from a series. What connects them as a series is a villain and a school, which is becoming a character itself. There is also a very brief mention in passing of an event that happened last year at the school involving Christopher Faust and connecting it to the evil within Marlowe.I'm a fan of this series and can't wait to see what classic story the brother/sister author team use as the springboard for the next book.
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xomehbabyxo More than 1 year ago
I've read both Another Faust and Another Pan, and I think that Another Pan was a little weird, and the plot was jumped into too soon. I would've liked to see some development between Wendy and Peter before she just ultimately jumps in to help him. I think that Nayeri may have strung along the plot a little too soon when it could've been developed more; however, I think the characters created here have a similar resemblance to Disney's creations.
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Stephanie Vasc More than 1 year ago
its so good and even better if you read the first book another faust (which if you didnt read its okay the book just makes connections in this one with other charecters which is cute and cool) but i wish i could give it more stars this story is like a dark peter pan!
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chrisrobin06 More than 1 year ago
Gr 7+ Finally Peter Pan comes to the 21st century. With his band of Lost Boys (or LBs as they are called) and 21st century gadgets the authors masterfully combine a classic tale with modern life and technology and most importantly edgy use of Egyptology. Peter Pan fans and non-fans alike will love this book. George Darling, father of teens Wendy and John (no Michael), is a professor of Egyptology at exclusive New York Marlow school, where Wendy and John attend. Peter, a new RA at the school, is chasing the elusive "Book of Gates" that Professor Darling is using in a school exhibit. This book explains the 5 legends of ancient Egyptian mummies and is the key to finding the sought after 'bonedust.' This bonedust renders humans immortal and Peter wants it. Peter, Wendy and John embark on an adventure likened to the tales of Percy Jackson, but with a little romance thrown in. Perfectly timed for middle and high school readers it has everything a reader could want.