A book by Jonathan Stroud, the 1st book in the Bartimaeus Trilogy is not very good. No offense to the author, I just didn't really like it. It wasn't that good of a plot line and some of the plot lines in it didn't make sense (yes, I know it's a trilogy, but some of it was completely illogical.) If you like it, then yay for you, but I didn't so yeah. :) Happy Reading.