Artemis Fowl  - Eoin Colfer I think you have to be a boy in the age of 9-12 to really appreciate this book and it's humor, or at least I think so, I may be wrong.

I won't say that this book is all bad, it's just... weak.
The characters have their fun moments, but are not worked enough upon, they are quite flat.
Another problem I see is Colfer's unexplainable desire to use very scientific terms and long describings of otherwise rather daunting things; and that space could have been used to develop the characters more or describe the environment.

The bookis fun, but rather weak and I will not be reading the next books in the series, eventhough I have heard they get better.
Though I will stress upon that boys in their pre-teens will think that this book is very entertaining.