After 50 pages I pulled the bookmark on this one. The writing was too dry for my liking and none of the characters were interesting. The Harry Potter series, Narnia chronicles, and The Lord of the Rings series all grabbed my attention from the beginning. Artemis Fowl had me turning the pages saying meh. Artemis was a boring, flat, cold character with only a hint of personality and I was hoping for more Dib from Invader Zim. How this series is so popular is a mystery to me.