Back of the Book:
Twelve-year-old Artemis Fowl is a millionaire, a genius—and, above all, a criminal mastermind. But even Artemis doesn’t know what he’s taken on when he kidnaps a fairy, Captain Holly Short of the LEPrecon Unit. These aren’t the fairies of bedtime stories—they’re dangerous! Full of unexpected twists and turns, Artemis Fowl is a riveting, magical adventure.
From USA Today:
All the familiar action-flick clichés are trotted out: the backstabbing, politically astute subordinate; the seemingly loony but loyal computer expert; the dabs of family loyalty; the requisite happy ending; the utterly unsubtle plugs for the sequel; the big action scenes. Resist the hype, parents, booksellers and librarians. This is not the new Harry Potter, nor is it a good children’s book.
Format Read: ebook
The very worst thing about this book is the constant preaching. Luckily, it doesn’t really come across too preachy (usually), but the constant environmental messages get a little annoying. (Not to spoil anything, but it does seem to lead somewhere in a later book.)
The very best thing about this book is the story! Yeah, I know I used the USA Today review that says the book sucks and is full of clichés, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t work. The book is fun to read, though, and I really enoyed it.