Madge is a delinquent teen living with an improbably aged Wendy and Michael. Improbable, because Wendy went to Neverland at the age of 12-13 ish (maybe a little older) in 1904, She had a daughter, which even if you think she had the child late, should have been born at the latest by 1920. Madge is kicking about in the early 2000's. Still leaving the time discrepancy aside, Madge is in a bad place, cos Grandma Wendy hates her guts, and she's sure her mommy is still alive. Running away, she decides to follow a clearly deranged Pan to Neverland and all the ensuing gore.
Don't get me wrong, this book is well-written and flows quite well. The main character is frustrating and slow on the uptake. All the original book characters, like Tootles, Tiger-Lily are poor shadows of themselves, despite being given extra pagetime. Pan himself is the ultimate baddie, massacring people, sacrificing his boys and thankfully he doesn't keel into cartoonish villainy.
I think the reason this book doesn't get more stars, is because it feels as if the plot occurs because it does. There is no organic feel to this book. Wendy is a prize bitch because her daughter wound up preggers with Pan's kid.. How this occurred with her daughter and not Wendy, is not explained Madge goes to Neverland for no freaking reason. Honestly, a young boy flies out of the dark and tells an embittered, delinquent that he knows her supposedly dead mom, and the girl goes, tell me more freak as she flies off with him. Madge never really does anything when she gets to Neverland, the entire cast revolve around her as some kind of goddess, but she never actually does anything until the end.
A good read, but I won't read it again.