Fast-paced and exciting, the first installment in the Starcatcher series is a fun read for adventure lovers, unlocking some of the mysteries of Peter Pan: why he can fly, how he came to Neverland, why he never grows older, and more. There is some violence associated with the story, including the use of weapons (harpoons, cannons, pistols, spears, whips, and knives) in various fights and battles. The children's lives are sometimes threatened, and Peter cuts off Black Stache's hand. Peter and Molly are strong, resourceful characters. Molly also demonstrates responsibility and determination by protecting the treasure without the aid of any adults.