The Bridge to Neverland
|The Bridge to Never Land|
|Media type||Print (Hardback)|
|Pages||438 pg (hardcover edition)|
|Preceded by||Peter and the Sword of Mercy|
One summer morning while Aidan and Sarah are visiting their grandfather, they discover a secret compartment in his battered wooden desk. Inside is a yellowed envelope that contains a piece of very thin, almost translucent, white paper, on which, handwritten in black ink, are a series of seemingly random lines; among them are what appear to be fragments of letters, but not enough to make sense. At the bottom of the page is a verse about Peter Peter and a reference to a real hotel in London. As it happens, the family is about to embark on a trip to Europe, so the children decide that while in London, they will try to locate the hotel. Through some careful sleuthing, they manage to discover its location, and once inside, they find another clue. The Bridge to Never Land will take Sarah and Aidan on a quest that will challenge them to solve a series of puzzles, which will gradually convince them that Peter Pan is not fiction after all. They will discover what happened to the remainder of the starstuff cache that Molly and Peter fought to protect many years ago. But that's only the beginning. They'll find that in the early twentieth century, Molly and the other Starcatchers embarked on one last great mission-to find a way to protect Never Land island, with magical creatures and its precious starstuff supply, from the increasingly intrusive the outside world.
Characters in "The Bridge to Neverland"
Sarah Cooper: A seventeen-year-old girl who is very adventurous. She committed herself through the journey to not let the starstuff fall into the hands of the evil Ombra. She can be very sarcastic, and has a very useful quality: she has a black belt in karate.
Aidan Cooper: A fifteen-year-old boy who falls in love every week. He is one to stay out of trouble, thinking of consequences and the turnout, but is always led into trouble by his older sister, Sarah. Though she nearly causes him to get killed many times, he still loves her.
J.D. Aster: A young college professor his early twenties, J.D. is the last living Aster, and the last living Starcatcher. Unsure of his fate, he steps up to help Sarah and Aidan protect the starstuff and keep it away from Ombra. He pretty much made the whole thing happen.
Peter Pan: Stuck between the ages of 12 and 14 for the rest of his life, Peter lives in Never Land, as he has for over 100 years. He has always been ready to help the Starcatchers, and though reluctant to help Sarah and J.D., he goes back to earth with them. He is described as “a young boy with a wild tousle of red hair, a thin, extravagantly freckled face and upturned nose.”
Tinker Bell: As always, this little "bird woman" is at Peter's side through all of his part of the journey. She always has a sarcastic rude remark ready for anyone she doesn't like. Though She mainly doesn't like anyone who she thinks will get between her and Peter she calls them "a fat cow".
Lord Ombra: Ombra, the main villain in the series, returns in this book as a flock of big black birds. He has been severely damaged through his fights with Peter through the series, and is spread out through the birds so if one is killed, he still has more life. He controls his ability to take over people by stealing their shadows and finding info.
Captain Hook: Captain Hook is a pirate captain who is stuck on Never Land. He yearns to get off the island. He used to be called Black "Stache" Moustache. He wants starstuff. He hates Peter for cutting off his hand, now only a stump covered by his razor hook. He is also terrified of "Mister Grin".