Artemis Fowl books are great! They are about a 12 year old genius who just happens to also be a criminal mastermind. The books are quite fun, and there are a number of them too. The library at school even has some in French, as well as having at least 1 graphic novel, and I think we might have 2. Regardless, while it is always better to read the book first, it will be interesting to see what they manage to do with the movie. The same writer who did Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is writing it, so they might be able to pull it off.
Artemis Fowl Movie