Artemis Fowl is not your typical 12 year old boy. He is a criminal mastermind of the highest power and an incredible genius. Plotting to steal the famous pot of gold from the fairy colony has not been easy, but he knows that by kidnapping an important member of the fairies and holding her for ransom, he may just be able to succeed at his goal without much trouble. Unfortunately, Artemis did not bargain for the spitfire fairy, Holly Short, to be the one he ends up kidnapping, nor does he anticipate all the trouble he faces once he does the deed.
Packed full of high-tech adventure and funny anecdotes, I can see why Artemis Fowl and the subsequent books in the series have become so popular. This is the perfect series for boys (and girls too) that have a hard time finding books to read or books that continue to engage them from the first page to the last. This was a great addition to my challenge reading!