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Sep 19 2008

Artemis Fowl and the Time Paradox by Eoin Colfer

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Puffin Books, 2008. ISBN 9780141383347
Can this wonderful series get any better? It certainly can! This is one of the best Artemis Fowl books yet. It is a fabulous adventure, cram packed with humour and thrills, danger and breathtaking near-misses. From his brothers calling him a simple-toon to him meeting his younger self (who tries to outwit him) the one liners just never stop. Mulch's exploding bum-flaps make an unwelcome appearance, and Holly becomes a teenager. There is a kiss, but you'll have to read the book to find out who's involved!
And the story? Well, Artemis and friends travel back in time to try and save Artemis' mum from what seems to be an old fairy virus. The cure lies in the brain of an extinct animal, the final one having being sold by Artemis Fowl when he was ten. However, travelling back in time can cause HUGE problems! Not only do you have to ensure you don't change the future, but you have to make sure you don't accidentally bring one of your old arch enemies back with you. The end of this book is just right and leaves you with an intense feeling of satisfaction. Aahh!
Nikki Heath

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