Once again, Colfer has created a breathing and very realistic world in the Artemis Fowl series.Many fantasy authors have problems weaving their worlds into present day, whereas Colfer presents the technology, magic and characters as if they are and have always been a part of our world. It does make me wonder if this series does paint a specific picture about brains and money; either they go hand-in-hand or you could never live up to what Artemis has been able to achieve. But, is this any different from playing certain video games or watching some cartoon shows?
I place this series in the younger Young Adult category, mainly because of Artemis' age. Only recently has he started to come to grips with the early onset of puberty and the growing pains of defining his own actions. He has a strong support group of humans and faeries, which lends to a warm and caring extended family. Something that many can identify with and hope to emulate.