It also has the coolest accessory this side of a lightsaber, the Auryn. Atreyu wears the Auryn on his mission to save Fantasia and its Childlike Empress. I've never been much into jewelry, but I'd be a happy lady if I had an Auryn.
Halfway through the book Fantastica is saved. The second half of the book is about Bastian in Fantastica. Atreyu and Falcor are minor characters. It pains me to say this, but the second half of the book isn't that great. Bastian is completely unlikeable and becomes more so due to the power of the Auryn. I understand that the Auryn was influencing him and that this was necessary for the plot, but he started out unbearable and got worse. He at least should have been sympathetic at first so that you could see the transformation. From the second he gets to Fantastica he is awful. I did end up liking the book, but I was a bit disappointed. It felt as if I had read two different books rather than one long story. I would still recommend reading it, though.