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by Eoin Colfer

eBook Half Moon Investigations download ISBN: 0786849606
Author: Eoin Colfer
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion; Reprint edition (March 27, 2007)
Language: English
Pages: 304
ePub: 1680 kb
Fb2: 1807 kb
Rating: 4.9
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Category: Teenager
Subcategory: Mysteries and Thrillers

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Half Moon Investigations is a novel by the Irish author Eoin Colfer. It was first published in United States in March 2006 and was released in the UK and Ireland on 1 June 2006. It has also been adapted as a television series starring Marcus Nash & Rory Elrick, aired on the BBC from January 2009.

Eoin Colfer knack for writing interesting stories with young teens as the main characters. The story is told in the first person by young private investigator Fletcher Moon. Moon is a bright nerd how is able to solve mysteries.

Half-Moon Investigations book. I just can't dislike books by Eoin Colfer.

Larry And Adam LARRY AND ADAM I WAS ONE OF THE Sharkey family now, and it was more than skin deep. The Sharkey gene ran through my system like a virus. to the darkest corners of my personality. I found myself walking hard and talking tough. It felt good to be the outsider. My previous existence seemed monochrome. Now I was living life to the fullest, appreciating every moment outside the police station. Red had loaded himself up with gear: bolt cutters, a length of rope, mini-tool kit, flashlight, and two single egg frying pans.

Half Moon is full-fledged fun and a sure-fire booktalk. Eoin Colfer (pronounced Owen) was born in Wexford on the South-East coast of Ireland in 1965, where he and his four brothers were brought up by his father (an elementary school teacher, historian and artist of note) and mother (a drama teacher).

Spoilers) Fletcher Moon, nicknamed Half Moon is the world's youngest detective

Spoilers) Fletcher Moon, nicknamed Half Moon is the world's youngest detective. After getting a private investigation, a terrible incident happens that puts him in the hospital and Half Moon is the. Eoin Colfer is the "New York Times" best-selling author of the Artemis Fowl series, "The Supernaturalist," "Eoin Colfer's Legend of Spud Murphy "and" Legend of Captain Crow's Teeth, "and "The Wish List. He lives in Ireland with his wife and two children. In a September 27, 2007 interview Colfer admitted he had a rough idea for a second Half Moon book in which Moon goes undercover with a group of goths and listens to Kate Bush and Metallica. He might even write a short book with Moon in. If so he plans to expand on the history of Hazel - Moon's sister.

Fletcher Moon has never been like other kids. For one thing, he has had to suffer the humiliating nickname “Half Moon” because of his short stature. But the real reason Fletcher is different is that ever since he was a baby, he’s had a nose for sniffing out mysteries. And after graduating at the top of his Internet class, he is officially certified as the youngest detective in the world. He even has a silver-plated detective’s badge to prove it. Everything is going along fine until two things happen: a classmate hires him to solve a crime, and his prized badge is stolen. All signs point to the town’s most notorious crime family, the Sharkeys.As Fletcher follows the clues, evidence of a conspiracy begins to emerge. But before he can crack the case, Fletcher finds himself framed for a serious crime. To clear his name, he will have to pair up with the unlikeliest of allies and go on the run from the authorities. Fletcher has twelve hours to find the guilty party--or he is the guilty party.
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As a retired teacher, I volunteered to become a "Read Aloud" participant for a small, rural West Virginia School. This was a book suggested by a children's librarian at our county library. What a perfect choice! I have 30 minutes a week with a sixth grade class, and when the time is up, they are pleading with their teacher for MORE....just a few more pages!!! There have been some nice teachable moments as the teacher and I have to explain a few things about Irish have bonnets, not hoods. Favorite candies are shooters and Mars bars. Kids are spending Euros. Yards are called gardens whether or not they are growing veggies...etc. etc. But problems encountered by the main characters are the same everywhere for sixth graders....bullying, cliques, name-calling, prejudice, etc. They get it! When I return each week, I ask one of the kids to bring us up to date. They often remember more details than I do.....and the ones they find most vivid are interesting to me.
Eoin Colfer knack for writing interesting stories with young teens as the main characters. The story is told in the first person by young private investigator Fletcher Moon. Moon is a bright nerd how is able to solve mysteries. He is pressed into service to find out who is randomly taking odd items or performing strange anonamous acts. Out of desperation, Fletcher has to seek collaboration from the gangster family in town.

There are the cool kids, the bad kids and a host of others. Some of the cool kids aren't so cool and the bad kids aren't so bad.
Eoin Colfer has a knack for letting us readers enter into worlds we could not normally see. In the Artemis Fowl series it is the world of magical beings and their high tech devices. In The Wish List it is the worlds of Heaven and Hell. (Both are bureaucracies). In The Supernaturalist it is a sci-world of corruption and disposable people. In Half Moon Invesigations we get to see the world of criminals (the family life and also how high tech devices used on both sides of the law. The criminal side is interested in using information for power; the law enforcement side is more interested in using it to make arrests.)

The book is pleasant, but the twelve year old investigator as narrator (with a mix of being world weary and being twelve, such as an observation of snot yoyos) lost its charm pretty fast for me. I almost stopped reading about a third of the way through the story. I am glad, however, that I finished reading the novel.

The story picks up as the investigator becomes partners with a boy in the local crime family. They complement each other and work to clear each other's names, each learning what it is like to be the other. Colfer is a deft story teller and the characters uncover many surprises and incorrect assumptions along the way.

This has the ending which says a series could be (or could have been) planned. As a series it could have potential, but it is starting at a much lower level than Artemis Fowl: It is okay but not great.
Half-Moon Investigations is my favorite by Colfer so far. Some were disappointed by how different it was from Artemis Fowl, but that is exactly what was enjoyable for me. He moves from science fiction to something much more down-to-earth.

The humor in this book is great. Its perfect for reading aloud. There were points at which I found it hard to continue reading (aloud) I was laughing so hard.

One review suggested that the kid's genius was unbelievable, whereas because Artemis Fowl was rich it made sense that he was a genius. First of all, Half-Moon is anything but a genius. He just thinks he's a genius. Secondly, he needs others (as Artemis Fowl figures out after a much longer period). Hey, and why is it more believable that someone rich be a genius? This book really made me want Colfer to write a sequel . . . what happens next?

If I had to rate this in comparison with other Colfer books I'd place it above Artemis Fowl in its quality and far above Supernaturalist, which, in my opinion was the worst I've read of Colfer's.
This is another great book, by a great author! My kids got me started reading the Artemis Fowl books and I was half expecting something in the same series when I ordered this book -- but I wasn't disappointed with this book even if it has nothing to do with Artemis Fowl! Fletcher Moon, the main character, is very interesting and looks at himself with perspective and humor. This led me to readily care about him and the relationships he built as the book developed. The mysteries are good, but happily, this wasn't just a format mystery; it included humor, personality, and growth.

My advice? Buy the book, read it, enjoy it, and convince others to read it too. Even us adults can learn more about ourselves from books like this -- pain free!
This is a great book for kids ages 8 to 15 or so. I read it to my grandson’s on summer vacation. They didn’t want me to stop. It was clever and funny.
hadn't read any eoin colfer before, it looked intriguing, bought it for fun, gulped it down and enjoyed every minute! extremely well-written and intelligent, the humor is hilarious and could be enjoyed at any age which is the sign of a great writer...he's not talking dumb or down to kids, adults (of which i pretend to be one) can enjoy this just as much or more. i hope many many more half moon investigations are coming our way! and on the strength of this book, i immediately ordered artemis hoping for great things!
I loved this novel, it was typical young adult, adventure, clean fun. Half moon is a strange little character but it makes him appealing and the story believable. I could see this made into a disney movie. I am probably at 4.5 stars, but that is not possible, it is not as good as the books I have given 5 stars to, so I had to give it 4.