Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Graphic Novel Gets Four Stars

Yesterday, the Avengers Teen Reading Group met at Egham Library to discuss Eoin Colfer's graphic novel, 'Artemis Fowl: The Eternity Code'. The entire group enjoyed the book and thought the graphic illustrations were outstanding and really brought the characters and the plot to life. The group found the story easy to follow even though some of them had not read any of the previous Artemis Fowl books. They said it was a clever interweaving of plot and characters with lots of action. They all like Artemis as a character and were able to identify with the strong females in the book. One group member said she would have preferred to have read the actual novel rather than the graphic version because it would have provided more detail but she still liked the book and illustrations and everyone gave it:

The group also enjoyed re-writing the ending of 'Artemis Fowl: The Eternity Code' but found it challenging to fit their own text around the images. They said it would have been easier if they developed the story first and then created the images. Perhaps you would like to consider a similar activity with your own reading group?