theliteraryjournals: BOOK OF THE DAY: Artemis…



Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer

“A genius. A criminal mastermind. A millionaire. And he is only twelve years old.“The book Artemis Fowl is about a 12-year-old mastermind named Artemis Fowl II who hatches a plan to bring his family back to their former glory. Artemis comes from a family of billionaire criminals, but when his dad disappeared after a boating accident they lost millions and Artemis makes it his personal agenda at 12 years old to not only recover that money but make more. Not that they are poor they still have a fortune but he is obsess to recover what is loss and to prove his worth to his father because he believes his father is still alive. Artemis being the 12 year old genius that he is, he figures that there are easier way to make money fast and he comes up with a plan. He sees a rumor on the computer about fairies and he doesn’t dismiss it and does some research. Along with Butler his psychic , bodyguard, and best friend he embarks on a journey to Vietnam where he steals a Fairy book . He then deciphers the book learning all types of Fairy secret giving him the tools he needs to steal fairy gold.

Dangerous, rich, brilliant, and intelligent. That’s one of the reasons why this book is not your normal cup of tea. The hero is not a goody like Harry Potter or the normal hero types. He is the one bringing darkness to the book but you can’t help but love and root for him. He is a rich bad boy dress in a $3000 Armani suit. His brilliance will make you chuckle , he is always one step ahead of the reader and the fairies. He is the perfect example of an anti-hero.“Trust me. I’m a genius.”(Artemis Fowl) Artemis is not all bad he has a nagging conscience that humanizes him no matter how much he tries to hide it.

by guest reviewer Madeleine Montuna

Read excerpts from the book here!