Parents' Guide to

The Opal Deception: Artemis Fowl, Book 4

By Matt Berman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Fun, fast-paced volume shows the kid genius's nicer side.

Book Eoin Colfer Fantasy 2005
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Community Reviews

age 9+

Based on 1 parent review

age 9+

Artemis Fowl

This title has:

Educational value
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (1 ):
Kids say (13 ):

Fans of the series who were horrified to think it would end as a trilogy will be thrilled to see this new episode. While The Opal Deception can be read without reading the previous books, that's not recommended. Even with lots of exposition, it's pretty confusing without the context. But it maintains the strengths of the series: fast pacing, suspense, smarty-pants humor, B movie dialogue and plotting, and unusual settings.

Artemis is considerably softened up here, a process begun in the previous book and now accelerated. At times he is almost, well, nice -- which may disappoint some readers even as parents breathe a sigh of relief.

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