Girl Lost by Nazarea Andrews
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The Great What If.
So here’s what happened. My kids were watching Peter Pan. And he took Wendy home and flew away and she started telling her adorably idiotic father about the boy who took her away on a floating boat.
And I just sat there and thought, “Dude. She’d be locked up so freaking fast for being crazy.”
And that thought was quickly followed by, ‘ooooh. Story!!”
And it grew from there. Peter Pan is a story about a boy who never grew up and the girl who waltzed in and out of his life. And we aren’t given more than that—and I wanted more. So I thought about it—what would a modern Peter Pan look like? What would happen if Pan chased Wendy down, not content to let her go? What would that do to TinkerBell? How would Wendy readjust to the world after her time in Neverland?
All these thoughts—the questions about what happened next and what if…led me to Gwendy and the Boy, and all the rest. And the story at Northern unfolded.
It’s not a true retelling—it’s a ‘what happened next’. And I hope you enjoy reading as much as I enjoyed writing it!
Girl Lost Synopsis:
Northern was supposed to be a fresh start—a place where people didn’t know who I was or how I had spent years in and out of mental institutes. People didn't know about my parents death or the island no one heard of. But when Peter sits next to me in lit class, I can’t stop the memories, and I don’t want to. He looks too much like the boy from the island, and despite my best intentions, coaxes my secrets from me.
He’s gorgeous, irresistible, a little mad, and completely lost—we are a pair of broken cogs in a world neither of us truly fits into. He is somehow gentle and fierce, heartbreaking in his devotion and savage in his defense.
When Belle, his best friend, shows up, pale and lovely and sick, Peter pulls away from me, a startling withdrawal. It’s a relationship that scares and confuses me. She is at times warm and friendly, and other times is violent and unpredictable.
Peter says that he wants me, but refuses to let himself get close. And there are secrets, surrounding both of us, that border on nightmares. As the memories close in, as Belle gets sicker and more violent, I’m torn between what is true and what I believe, and what this magical boy knows about my mysterious past.
Nazarea Andrews Bio:
Nazarea Andrews is an avid reader and tends to write the stories she wants to read. She loves chocolate and coffee almost as much as she loves books, but not quite as much as she loves her kids. She lives in south Georgia with her husband, daughters, and overgrown dog.
You can follow her on Facebook and Twitter.
Nazarea Andrews is agented, and all inquiries about rights should be directed to Michelle Johsnon of Inklings Literary.
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