1,000,000 years ago, my aunt told me I should read a book called "Peter and the Starcatchers" by: Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson.
It's basicly a very entertaining, funny, scary book about how Neverland came to be, where Peter pan learned to fly, how he got Tinkerbell, etc. When you're finished, you think, "Wow! That certainly explained alot!" It's a children's/young adult novel (9+) And the two authors did a wonderful job.
About a month ago, I got the sequal: "Peter and the Shadow Theives" And I'm more than 1/2 way through it.
About how Peter Pan lost his shadow. It's very scary at some parts and has lots of tension, with some laugh-out-loud moments and no romance whatsoever.
It's NOT greusome and not disgusting.