I first read Gary Paulsen’s survival novel Hatchet back in fifth grade, I think, when we were starting out our real chapter book reading and discovering who we were ourselves. In the short novel, Brian became relateable for us young readers, and Paulsen succeeded in keeping our attention.
Recently, I’ve been reading so much literature written specifically for children and young adults I’m surprised my brain hasn’t melted a little.
But, to be honest, I am enjoying reading these novels that don’t make you think. One of those novels is Rick Riordan’s The Lightning Thief, a Percy Jackson and the Olympians novel.
American author Libba Bray’s novel The Sweet Far Thing, the third installment to her Gemma Doyle trilogy, came to me at the perfect time.
I had read the trilogy in college, when I purchased them instead of saving money for food or alcohol like most college students. But, that’s not what I mean by perfect.
Title: Artemis Fowl: The Eternity Code
Author: Eoin Colfer
Publisher: Viking Press
From: Barnes and Noble
Eoin Colfer is the author of many kid’s stories, including the eight-novel Artemis Fowl series. This series is well-known to the New York Times bestseller list, and the third novel of the eight-book adventure is as good, if not better, than its predecessor.
Artemis Fowl: The Eternity Code brings science to the mix when Artemis Fowl, a boy genius from Ireland, creates a super computer using fairy technology he kept after incidents in the previous novels. I thoroughly enjoyed Colfer’s third book of the series, with more back story for the characters and action for the reader.