This book was not as thrilling as I thought it would be. I know that most other people have read the book and gave it good reviews, but it did not live up to its reputation. Artemis stayed the same throughout the whole book. He was evil, smart, and stayed cool. Butler, however, changed quite a bit throughout the book. At first, he put all his faith into Artemis, and never questioned or doubted him. Toward the end he was having some questionable thoughts about Artemis’s plan. Butler worried because Artemis put Butler’s little sister at risk of dying. My favorite part of the book was when the troll went to Artemis’s house and started to destroy everything.Butler then came to the rescue of the fairy and slayed the troll where he stood. This book would be good for the age group of ten to fourteen. I would rate this book a six out of ten stars.
STUDY QUESTIONS AND VOCABULARY:
1. How old is Artemis?
2. What color is the book Artemis borrows?
3. What is most precious to fairies?
3a. Rare metals.
4. What is Butler’s little sisters name?
5. What T.V. station does Artemis never turn off?
5a. The news.
pessimism (pg. 4)
pockmarked (pg. 44)
carousel (pg. 56)
6. Where did Root go when he had a location from Holly’s locater?
6a. An abandoned ship made of lead.
7. How could Butler see the in invisible fairies?
7a. With high tech goggles.
8. What weapon did the fairies use in a time stop field?
8a. A bio-bomb.
9. How much gold does Artemis want?
9a. A ton of 24-k gold
10. Who can eat dirt and digest it very fast?
nondescript (pg. 110)
sentiment (pg. 135)
titter (pg. 154)
parquet (pg. 176)
11. What did the fairies release to defeat Artemis?
11a. A troll.
12. How did Mulch fake his death?
12a. By strapping his heart detector on a rabbit and killing it.
13. What was the fairies advantage over humans for aeons that Artemis knew about?
13a. The bio-bomb and Time field combination.
14. Who slayed the troll?
15. How did Artemis escape the time field?
15a. With sleeping pills.
tantamount (pg. 204)
valiant (pg. 230)
incompetence (pg. 245)
louts (pg. 261)