Thursday, March 18, 2010
ARTEMIS FOWL: A BOOK REVIEW
Artemis Fowl’s is on a family estate on the outskirts of Dublin, Ireland. Artemis Fowl Senior, a wealthy crime lord, wanted to go become a successful businessman. Unfortunately, he disappeared when his ship, the Fowl Star, sank in an attempt to deliver 250,000 cans of cola to Siberia.
His wife, Angeline Fowl, went insane and moved into the manor's attic. His son, Artemis Fowl Junior, the book's hero is convinced that his father is still alive and spends all his time and almost all the family's fortune trying to find him. When the money began to run out, Artemis devised a plan to steal gold from the race of fairies living underground and known as "The People." His plan was simple. He would kidnap a fairy and hold it for ransom. Unfortunately, he did not count on the wit of Holly Short, the fairy he kidnapped. Holly Short is a captain of the LEPrecon (Lower Elemental Police Reconnaissance) an supreme force trained in dealing with the "Mud People" (humans).
Holly has Julius Root, the commander of the LEPrecon, Foaly, a techie centaur, Mulch Diggums, "a kleptomaniac dwarf, and a dimwitted troll on her side. Artemis has on his side Butler, his trusted bodyguard, and Julie, Butler's sixteen-year old sister. Artemis has the fairies outwitted at every turn until he makes one devastating mistake.
Finally Artemis steal’s the fairies and makes a witty enemy, Captain Holly Short.
This is the first book in the series, about criminal mastermind, Artemis Fowl. It is written by Eoin Colfer.
I think his books are very captivating and filled to the brim with adventure.
I think this book has an adventurous plot and is well written. I would give this book a 10/10.
Grade 7 A