This summer I read two novels. The first novel I read was called Artemis Fowl, and it was written by Eoin Colfer. It was about a 12 year-old boy named Artemis Fowl who comes from a long line of rich criminals. Recently, his family has lost much of their reputation and money so Artemis decides to attempt to kidnap a fairy and hold it for ransom. I liked this book because it was an easy, yet gripping read. Much of this book was humorous, and they were several action sequences. The other novel that I read was called Skeleton Creek and it was written by Patrick Carmen. It was about a 13 year-old boy named Ryan who investigates on old mining machine known as the “Dredge”, which he believes is haunted. Over the course of the book, Ryan and his friend Sarah sneak out to the old mining machine and take videos of it. The thing a really liked about this book was that you had to watch the videos that they took inside the Dredge. These videos can be found on YouTube and are rather scary and greatly impact the storyline. Obviously, these videos are fictional. I enjoyed reading these two novels over the summer and recommend them to anyone who is looking for a new book to read.