Sunday, January 1, 2012

Animorphs: The Invasion by K.A. Applegate

We can't tell you who we are. Or where we live. It's too risky, and we've got to be careful. But everyone is in danger. Yeah. Even you.

Sometimes weird things happen to people. Ask Jake. He could tell you about the night he and his friends saw a strange light in the sky that seemed to be heading right for them. That was the night five normal kids learned that humanity is under a silent attack-- and were given the power to fight back.

Now Jake. Rachel, Cassie, Tobias & Marco can transform into some of the most dangerous creatures on Earth. And they must use that power to outsmart and evil greater than anything the world has ever seen. ...

When Mandee from Scholastic sent me the catalog for 2011, I was shocked to see some of my all time favorite books on the list-- Animorphs. These wonderful children's books have been re-released with awesome new 3d images of the characters morphing into animals. So cool!! I immediately contacted her back with an excitement to return to the imaginative world of K.A. Applegate's morphing superheroes.

Even as an adult, reading this novel was a certain page turner. The chapters read so quickly and so easily that you CAN'T put it down! The thing that I enjoyed, and kids will enjoy, is the vivid description the author gives when the children morph into their animals. The battle scene with Visser Three was of epic proportions. This will captivate the young readers to read the next novel and stay interested in the story. The end of the story left hope for the Animorphs, and human kind, for a positive saga. These novels do more than just provide entertainment. There are so many life lessons that are expressed through the entirety of the story. A few of these lessons: determination, diversity, bullying, education.

1 comment:

  1. I got such a (pleasant) surprise when I saw the reprinted books, I always wished that the present generation of kids would benefit from the strong moral lessons of these books, and also learn to respect animals. These books WERE my childhood! :D