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Book Review: Artemis Fowl

Student Book Reviewer: Amerit P. – Grade 8

Artemis Fowlby Eoin Colfer
Publisher: Scholastic Inc., 2001
Pages: 277
Series: Artemis Fowl
Genre: Humor

Summary: In short, Artemis Fowl is a multi-millionnaire boy genius in Ireland, who needs to get his hands on some fairy gold; involving well-schemed (and oftentimes hilarious) adventures to try to conquer the LEP.  HE was 12 years old at the time.

  • Did this book hold your attention? Was it what you expected? Please explain further.:  This book captivated me from the moment I picked it up. Everything from the storyline to the characters was fantastic! The first chapter can be just a little bit dry, but good readers have the patience to continue through the most boring books, and THIS IS NOT A BORING BOOK.
  • Do you think that the book was suitable for your age? Too violent, swearing, sex, etc.: This book is very suitable for our age (12+). There’s no innapropriate parts at all. Yes there is some minor violence (trolls, magic, etc) but it’s not gory nor overly graphic.
  • Did you like/dislike the book? Please explain why? What type of person would you recommend this book to?: I loved this book, but I should tell you that if you’re not an avid reader, you might not like this. It is in fact, a series involving about seven novels, two of which can also be found in comic book form. They’re all fairly short (under 300 pages), but I’d only reccomend this book to bookworms like myself.

Book Review: Final Takedown

Student Book Reviewer: Kadeem F. – Grade 8

Final takedownby Brent R. Sherrard
Lorimer, 2010
Pages: 124
Series: SideStreets
Genre: Realistic fiction

Summary: This book is about two best friends named Elias and Jordan. Jordan’s mom adopts Elias because his mother is an alcoholic who’s on welfare.  Jordan acts like Elias older brother because of how close their bond is.  One day in the schoolyard a bunch of hockey kids picked a fight with Elias and Jordan, and Jordan ends up breaking the kid’s nose–Which gets them arrested.  As they’re in court, Jordan is thinking of a way to get out of there.  Elias must stand up for himself and not listen or get influenced by Jordan, because he’s just leading him down the wrong path, which might get him put away in jail forever. Continue reading