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Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer

Reviewed by the de Valera Library Children's Book Club

Almost every member of the club agreed this was a brilliant read. Children ranging in age from 8 to 13 read the book and gave it marks of eight out of ten.

Favourite parts:
Holly's journey to Earth on the pod. When she asks Foaly the Centaur about the stain on the Pod's seat she is told; "Erm...brain fluid, I think. We had a pressure leak on the last mission. But that's plugged now. And the Officer lived. Down a few IQ points, but alive and he can still take liquids."

Favourite characters
Butler is a favourite character because of his amazing strength. He demonstrates how strong he is when he takes out the entire LEP Retrieval Squad.

Holly, another favourite character is the heroine of the book for many children. She is kind, courageous and with Artemis has one of the biggest parts to play in the book.

Everyone likes Foaly the Centaur for the constant humour he provided in the book.

The language in the book is different and does take a while to get used to.

Reviewed by Shannon Library Children's Book Club.

Artemis Fowl is a brilliant book.
It is funny, requires you to use your imagination a lot and is full of mischief and excitement.

Marks out of 10: 10