Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer

I was recommended this book by my next door neighbour who is an avid reader and coincidentally and ex headmistress. After admiring my bookshelf and discussing my latest reads, she recommended Colfer’s well known and respected book.

The story is based around a 12 year old boy called Artemis Fowl (bet you guessed that already). He is exceptionally intelligent and thirsty for money! Colfer introduces us to creatures that live below the earth’s surface, so there are elements of mythical/fantastical beings. Artemis endeavours to take one of these creatures hostage in return for a large sum of money. I can’t say much more, it would give away too much! Recommending without revealing vital information you shouldn’t know before reading it is challenging!

Think Alex Rider/ Percy Jackson/ Gregor the Overlander but where the main character is actually the villain. It’s an original idea, but has not ‘wowed’ me as much as I hoped it would. Sometimes that happens when people rave about a book and you get really high expectations. Worth a go if you are into this kind of genre though.

Check out the video below which was recently released by the author himself announcing new plans to make this book into a film!

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7 Comments Add yours

  1. Ella, Year 6 says:

    I was having a look around in my local library for Artemis Fowl but unfortunately they didn’t have it. It sounds like a really good book and one that I would thoroughly enjoy.

    We had a really fun Greek day today, but it was ashame that you couldn’t be there to enjoy it too. Tomorrow we have the same supply teacher that we had last 2 weeks. I hope you feel better tomorrow and the next couple of days, since you probly won’t be at school. I miss you teaching us alot. I hope I will see you on Friday before half term, or maybe Thursday. It doesn’t matter if you can’t, all that counts is you being better. As I said, I hope you feel better tommorrow and can hopefully return to school on Friday. #extra big hug, Ella x

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  2. Ella, Year 6 says:

    I remember a couple of days ago you very kindly lent me Artemis Fowl. Unfortunately I couldn’t get into it at all. I think it was the not very ‘obviousness’ of the setting… I have no idea. I’ve just had my dinner and now snuggled up on the sofa with my duvet reading matilda – a perrfect way to spend Tuesday evening. Ella ×

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  3. vteubler says:

    That’s fine – after a chapter or two you often know if you’re going to enjoy the book or not. It’s your right as a reader to not continue.

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  4. vteubler says:

    P.S. Jealous of your Tuesday evening schedule!

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    1. Ella, Year 6 says:

      I absoloutly love spending time on my own reading! Especially if I’m in the lounge with my duvet, a hot chocolate, magic stars (or wispas if we’ve run out of magic stars) and when my rabbit hops into my lap and I can read him my book. A couple of days ago I was reading quite a few books to my rabbit – who’s called lettuce – and every now and then he would put his paws on the book and move his head from side to side as if he’s reading it! I think he liked Matilda best. I’m having a funeral for my Percy J book No.2 book since Lettuce dug on it and has made a bid whole. So I have to get another one to replace it. That will be another £7! *groan* x

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  5. Ella, Year 6 says:

    I’m really enjoying A monster calls. I know what you mean by the wierd talking trees in connors dream..Very odd…

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  6. Ella, Year 6 says:

    Allready gettiing emotional in a monster calls and I’m only on page 38! Oh well… I’ve still go the whole book to go. A bag of magic stars will help, I’ve got them from Tesco for a good parents evening report! Thank you Miss T!

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