It was really cool to see how different, and how much edgier Peter Pan was in this original book, as opposed to the Disney-fied version we know today. On his way to Captain Hook's boat, when he's going to rescue his friends, Peter swears this "terrible oath" ... "Hook or me this time." Wow. That's commitment.
Peter is crazy, and reckless, and insensitive, and a cold blooded killer who "forgets them after I kill them" as he tells Wendy near the end, after she tries to jog his memory about Captain Hook.
Even with the buffer of a narrator, I still felt like I was able to get close to the characters' hearts and minds.
-Takes you to another world
-Fantastical setting you can get "lost" in
-The Adventures keep the story moving