Jo Sigmund, June 7, 2009 (view all comments by Jo Sigmund)
This book is great! It’s about a 12 yr old boy named Artemis Fowl. He wants to steal gold from the fairies to restore his family’s fortune. So he tricks a sprite into letting him copy her secret book and then comes up with a plan to kidnap a fairy. And that started Artemis and his butlers (Juliette and Butler) on their adventures.
I like this book because a 12 yr old boy outsmarts the whole fairy race! And I like how it’s a very realistic fairy tale.
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max242, June 7, 2009 (view all comments by max242)
Artemis fowl is a twelve year old boy who is a criminal mastermind. Artemis is trying to regain his family fortune by stealing fairy gold.I think if you
like the kind of book that the bad guy is good or evil
you will LOVE this book.The author is Irish which gives
it unique twist and turns.But don't take my word for it
read it yourself.
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OliviaAnne, June 7, 2009 (view all comments by OliviaAnne)
Artemis Fowl is about a twelve year old boy who tries to steal fairy gold from fairies. I thought this fantasy book had a good plot and some great characters. Sometimes I was confused about what was happening in the begining, because I thought the organization wasn't to good.I suggest if you're a fantasy lover and one who likes to read, you should read Artemis Fowl. It's a book where you never know what's coming next!
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Avina322, December 7, 2008 (view all comments by Avina322)
This book was an amazing start to an amazing series. It was filled with action and suspense from the first page to the very end. I reccomend this book to every reader who wants a book that is going to glue them to its pages, and I think Eoin Colfer is an amazing author because of the way he can draw the readers into the book. I think he is also amazing because of the way he describes all of the charaters, so the reader can picture them, and sometimes become attached to them. I wanted to hurry and read this book, so that I could then hurry and get on with the rest of the books in the series! READ THIS MARVELOUS BOOK!!!
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by Denver Post,
"Hilarious and exciting story."
by Diane Sawyer, "Good Morning America",
"Kids absolutely love it."
by School Library Journal,
"The fairy characters are mouthy and eccentric, but Artemis is too stiff and enigmatic to be interesting; the story bogs down when the focus is on him. The combination of choppy sentences and ornate language will appeal to some readers, although not necessarily to Harry Potter fans..."
by Seattle Post-Intelligencer,
"[A] battle of wits, daring, and high-tech gadgetry that keeps readers dangling till the end."
by Kirkus Reviews,
"[A] savagely funny page-turner."
by Sally Estes, Booklist,
"Tell readers to suspend disbelief and read this wild and wacky story for the fun of it....Characterizations and dialogue enhance a rollicking tale that will have readers rolling on the floor and eagerly anticipating the planned sequel..."
by Liz Smith, New York Post,
"Artemis Fowl is great....A new thriller fairy tale that will grab your interest, no matter your age."
by Gregory Maguire, The New York Times Book Review,
"Colfer has done enormously, explosively well....Despite a brave and promising premise, Artemis Fowl is charmless. Nonetheless, young readers may thrill in seeing that the clandestine mysteries of faerie are, like all aspects of our culture, subject to decay in the light of day....What Colfer has done, and very ably, is to pitch a great movie idea. Pure gold, in fact."
One of the most talked about bestsellers is now in paperback. Twelve-year-old Artemis is a millionaire, a genius — and a criminal mastermind. When Artemis kidnaps a fairy, he must go up against his nemesis, Captain Holly Short of the LEPrecon Unit of the Fairy Police.
Twelve-year-old Artemis is a millionaire, a genius — and a criminal mastermind. When Artemis kidnaps a fairy, he must go up against his nemesis, Captain Holly Short of the LEPrecon Unit of the Fairy Police.
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"Yeah . . . . Don't see what good it'll do me."
"I'll text you if anything happens that you should know."
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Discover why Kirkus has called Booraem's work "utterly original American fantasy . . . frequently hysterical." This totally fresh take on the afterlife combines the kid next door appeal of Percy Jackson with the snark of Artemis Fowl and the heart of a true middle grade classic.
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