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Literature / Lost Boys of the Cascades

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Lost Boys of the Cascades is an original work published on, about a group of children, led by Barry Jameson, living in the Cascade Mountains in southern Oregon about a year after a global pandemic destroyed almost all of the world's adult population. Now they face the prospect of growing up.

This story has examples of the following tropes.
  • After the End
  • Disney Villain Death: Inverted with Jennie, who fell into a canyon after being shot by Barry, and who was not a villain.
    • Averted with Barry, who was stabbed with a broken wine bottle.
  • Killed Mid-Sentence: Jennie
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  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Norman, who is Barry's second in command and is more level headed than the Lost Boys' leader. He assumes leadership after Barry dies.
  • Spanner in the Works: Barry led the Lost Boys to the Indians' headquarters ranch to kill Running Bull using a poisoned bottle of wine. He did not count on Troy not dying when he was supposed to.
  • Shout-Out:
    • Several to Peter Pan, starting with the title.
    • Also, Barry Matthew Jameson was named after James Matthew Barrie, the author of Peter Pan.
    • Besides that, an Indian band figures prominently into the story.
    • Troy and Dylan are Captains Ersatz of the twins in Peter Pan, and they were named after the two main protagonists in Galactica 1980.
    • This story is set in post-apocalyptic Oregon, like a certain novel written by David Brin.
  • Shown Their Work: The description of southern Oregon's geography is accurate, down to the types of trees growing in the Cascades and the numbers of the highways crossing the mountains.
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  • Teenage Wasteland: Apparently the whole world for the past year.
  • Villainous Breakdown: Barry, after he was exposed as Jennie's and Dylan's murderer


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