Artemis fowl is probably one of my favorite books. I am 12 years old, and I have a list of books that I re-read at the start of every school year. This list fluctuates but Artemis Fowl has made the list for four years in a row. I own the book and will read it many more times. Even thought we all know this is a fantasy story, while you are reading it is hard not to believe everything is possible and or true. I think throughout the series the characters' personalities are developed greatly, and they form some unexpected relationships. After I read this book for the first time, I couldn't decide If I wanted to be Captain Holly Short, or Artemis, but I knew that I wanted to be a part of the story. I would highly recommend this book to anyone between the ages of 8 and 13. I hope that anyone who read this will continue with the series, as it only gets better.