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The Unknown [Ebook] ➦ The Unknown Author K.A. Applegate – There's a new rumor in town Someone has discovered an item that proves life on other planets exists And they've been hiding it on a base called Zone 91 The Most Secret Place On EarthCassie the other A There's a new rumor in town Someone has discovered an item that proves life on other planets exists And they've been hiding it on a base called Zone The Most Secret Place On EarthCassie the other Animorphs and Ax already know about life on other planets Too well They also realize the Yeerks will try to access Zone to find out if what's there will threaten their mission So the Animorphs decide to pay Zone and the Yeerks a little visit But what they discover is not at all what they expect.

  • Paperback
  • 166 pages
  • The Unknown
  • K.A. Applegate
  • English
  • 02 October 2016
  • 9780590494236

10 thoughts on “The Unknown

  1. Ashley Ashley says:

    Ugh this one was a dud Just a silly silly premise And worse a silly premise that isn't backed up by anything substantial at all Just empty jokes and no stakes I mean literally it starts with a joke horses that are acting weird and that are secretly Controllers and why??? and ends with a joke all of this over an view spoilerAndalite toilet hide spoiler

  2. Julie Julie says:

    FIRST REVIEW MAR 17 2015I forged too far ahead and now I can't remember my exact impressionsThis is around where I stopped in my last reread a couple years ago because this is the last physical Animorphs book currently sitting on my shelf the rest are in another country alas And ahahaha this one is just RIDICULOUS and freakin' hilarious and I love it this time the Animorphs take on their universe's analogue for Area 51 and it's fantastic Maybe not as good as the Futurama episode about it but still good Marco is a conspiracy nut Cassie is absolutely godawful at improvising on the fly and an all out Yeerk battle unfurling in a theme park is hysterical as in I laughed so hard at one of Visser Three's reactions that I was shaking uncontrollably with muffled laughter on the subway for about 5 minutes because I kept rereading the same two lines over and over and descending into gigglefits The Visser is such an amazingly well done villain because KAA somehow believably writes him as both utterly terrifying AND hilariousThe whole book itself really is on the lighter and comedic side compared to the heavier subject matter of the previous The only thing that ground my gears was Cassie talking to the jockey while in horse morph just to win a race For all their secrecy about morphing sometimes the kids are SO FREAKING DUMB about talking to humansEDIT I just upped this rating because in talking to Caitlin about it even weeks later I still fell into gigglefits thinking about Area 51 and the horses and the theme park This book is just SO FUNNY SECOND REVIEW APR 16 202035 stars generously rounded up just because I enjoy myself so much in this book It's a pretty silly pure comedy plot but honestly you do need that balance sometimes to even things out Wish I could write something coherent but my bookreview brain is just not working this yearFavourite uotes will be moved to Google Docs

  3. Kara Babcock Kara Babcock says:

    I’ve spent a lot of time so far talking about how the Animorphs series is amazing It deals with complex topics and themes in a way that remains entertaining and accessible for adolescents It’s a great gateway drug to full blown science fiction fandom Although most of the books tend to feel light and fun there is a very serious undertone to the entire series one that finally comes to the fore as Applegate and her legion of ghostwriters draws the series to a closeSo it’s easy to forget that this is ultimately a kids’ series and so there are times when the books are shall we say lighter? That’s not an excuse for The Unknown but it’s a reasonThe Animorphs narrated by Cassie this time investigate Zone 91 They do this as horses because it turns out that the Yeerks are also interested in the alien tech the government is hiding in Zone 91 so much so that some poor low level Yeerk grunts have to become horse controllersVisser Three could literally morph an army officer waltz onto the base and take a peek—but no He makes his underlings be horses He is a horrible boss He makes that Kevin Spacey character from Horrible Bosses look like nice guy Boss of the YearEven the Visser eventually realizes this plan is beyond bonkers and falls back on the tried and true method of taking over humans So shenanigans go down at the Gardens between the Yeerks and the “Andalite bandits” over the army officers having a field trip there And the commander of the base who caught Marco and Cassie and Rachel when they were trying to sneak onto it the first time is a fairly incompetent loonie right out of well a kids’ bookPS the alien device? An Andalite toilet A defunct model of Andalite toilet Hilarious no?Very little about the plot of The Unknown makes sense even within the Animorphs universe But this gives me an opportunity to nitpick elements of that universeZone 91 is Area 51 in all but name That’s because if Applegate set the action at Area 51 then we would be able to conclude that the Animorphs live within flying distance of Groom Lake It’s a big deal that the Animorphs’ location is undisclosed—not only does it make the story seem secretive but it creates a “this could be happening in your town” atmosphere that surely thrills young readersStill it’s awfully nice of Visser Three to confine so many of his operations to this small area of the United States It seems like the invasion would proceed uickly if the Yeerks set up their base somewhere like Washington DC or even a metropolis like New YorkFor that matter this whole secret invasion strategy doesn’t seem to be paying dividends The Visser’s Blade ship took out an Andalite Dome ship—so why exactly hasn’t the Visser just landed a full scale military force? I mean yeah there would be rebellions to deal with and I guess dealing with the then—five billion unruly population might be difficult So maybe an all out invasion would be untenable—but this torturously slow process of taking over middle school principals is absurdI guess that’s why he’s Visser Three not Visser Two eh?None of these complaints are serious jabs mind you The bar is totally lower for a series of Scholastic novels For that same reason The Unknown is not bad It just lacks the gravity that I as an adult fan have come to appreciate about most of the books up until now And even the humour doesn’t work well for me here I liked Rachel and Cassie’s exchange about the latter’s lack of fashion as well as Cassie’s eavesdropping on her parents’ conversation about discipline Yes Cassie parents totally lie to you for your own good But the whole throwaway gag of the Andalite toilet and the bumbling base commander and whatnot is just too juvenile and it was probably too juvenile for teenage me reading this for the first time because teenage me was just as much of an old crochety man as I am now although I had already ditched the corduroys by that timeI just glanced uickly at my ratings so far and it seems like my lowest rated book has been #9 The Secret It’s also a Cassie book—I should make it clear that my issue here is not Cassie She’s a great narrator; she brings a kind of dry sense of humour to the table that is uite distinct from Marco’s buddy buddy comedy That is I love her observationsStill The Secret had meaty motifs than The Unknown for the most part So I guess that means this is my least favourite Animorphs novel so far It had to happen eventually And keep in mind that this is not a bad novel so think about what that means for the rest It just lacks the punchiness of many of the previous instalments and that tends to be what I’m looking for these daysNext time Marco’s mom is back in town And she brought some mind reading friendsMy reviews of Animorphs← #13 The Change | #15 The Escape →

  4. The Library Ladies The Library Ladies says:

    Originally reviewed at thelibraryladiescomNarrator CassiePlot As we know from my last rant ahem I mean review I have some struggles with Cassie books some times But while this book continues the tradition of giving Cassie some of the stupid missions we were at least spared the awful drama and holier than thou whining that ruined the last Cassie book for me In fact this book was a lot of funwhen it wasn’t being entirely stupidThrough a mall trip related deal Cassie convinces Rachel to travel out with her and her dad to the Dry Land a nearby semi desert area to check out a sick horse But this isn’t a normal horse In fact this horse seems to be trying to make a phone call using a paid phone booth What’s Cassie and Rachel see a Yeerk suirm out of the horse’s ear the horse is clearly suffering from a snake bite and then almost get shot by Dracon beamsReturning to the other Animorphs the next day they convince the very skeptical group that the bizarre horses really are worth checking out Understandably the group can’t seem to figure out why Yeerks would want to Control horses of all animals Maybe it has something to do with the nearby Zone 91 a military base rud by conspiracy theorists to host proof that aliens exist I see what you did there ApplegateCassie Marco Rachel and Tobias decide to check it out In an unfortunate bit of timing between morphs Cassie Marco and Rachel are captured by a military patrol and brought into the base They only escape by morphing cockroach while the man in charge Captain Torrelli is away checking out their names and numbers Somehow he doesn’t get the fact that “Fox Mulder” “Dana Skully” and “Cindy Crawfod” Cassie really sucks in the lying department might MIGHT be fake names After escaping the building and in Cassie’s case proving that roaches can survive anything after being run over by a tank the group witness a herd of horses with a particularly modest horse that moves to be behind a bush while it does its business And here we have the first example of what is an unfortunate trend for this book Potty humor Never fear I will point out the other examples as we goNow convinced that something is up with the horses here the group decide that they should morph horses themselves to try and figure out why exactly Yeerks would be doing this What follows is a bizarre escapade at a racing track where somehow Cassie ends up morphing a famous race horse Minneapolis Max and winning a horse race Ultimately they all get horse morphs and fly back to the desert to join the herd of the horseControllersThe Yeerks seem to have the brilliant plan that going in as Controlled horses they can discover what information if anything the humans have on any alien lifeforms on Earth To do this they decide to simply charge into the base as a herd of horses The Animorphs join in and they discover some strange alien contraption that neither the Yeerks nor the Animorphs recognize Heading back into the desert the herd is intercepted by a Yeerk Bug Fighter and none other than Visser Three himself checking on how the mission went After being displeased with the results he decides that they should go with Plan B and infest some humans that work on the base He also is displeased with the presence of other horses with the group thinking they could be Andalites in morph Cassie decides to take a dump as a way to convince them that they’re just regular horses Potty humor again When this doesn’t work they simply run away only escaping when some officers from the base show up and the Yeerks retreat rather than expose themselvesOn the way home Ax reveals that he actually did know what the strange alien artifact was a primitive Andalite toilet So yes the whole crux of this little story is centered around a LITERAL TOILETThrough shenanigans Cassie realizes that the Yeerks will likely try to infest Zone 91 officers while they’re at a company day trip to The Gardens The Animorphs show up get chased around through a log ride by Captain Torrelli who recognizes Cassie and Marco as “those punk kids” Finally they find the Yeerks camped out in the Horror House They’re just standing around pretending to be part of the ride including Visser Three himself The Yeerks nab the Captain and the Animorphs morph their battle morphs and give chase through the Horror House and then conveniently into a parade For some not super clear reason the Yeerks pretty much let Captain Torrelli get away and fly off Somehow all of this is hand waved away by the general public as “just part of the amusement park”Sothere you have it There were several really fun scenes tied up in all of this nonsense We get a whole chapter of the kids at school which is always fun There were some good character moments with Cassie and her parents And tone wise this book was very very funnyBut beyond all of that it’s just dumb The whole horseControllers idea doesn’t make any sense given how we’ve seen the Yeerks operate in the past The campy nonsense at The Gardens is completely wacky And the fact that the whole thing ends with the Animorphs pretty much hand waving the threat to Captain Torrelli away as “well now he’ll be on his guard” is ridiculous The Yeerks could take control of him at any time Beyond all of this the central conflict is around an Andalite toilet The stakesthey are not high or interesting in this bookActual uote from the bookWe had done some very important things as Animorphs We had fought some terrible and vital battles This wasn’t one of themPeace Love and Animals Cassie herself is much tolerable in this book Part of it has to do with the fact that she hangs out with Rachel uite a bit in this story and their friendship and banter is always enjoyable Her relationship with her parents remains as one of the fully developed families in the series She has a few moments where she again reverts to her “this is all my fault” whininess but for the most part it was much toned back from her last bookBizarrely for a character that is often really smart in other books she has some seriously dumb moments here I mean it was just a book or two ago when she morphed Rachel and was able to lie straight to a Controller’s face in a much high stakes moment But here she has tons of issues coming up with a lie at the base with Rachel and Marco Cindy Crawford?? and then messes up understanding military time when they try to disrupt the Yeerks’ plan at The Gardens Seems out of character for herAnother huge misstep she makes is while she’s at the race track and somehow ends up in the race itself she goes and thought speaks to the jokey Why?? What if he was a Controller The Animorphs never do this for a reason and it’s such an inconseuential moment that’s it’s completely inexplicable why she would choose to break this rule nowOur Fearless Leader Jake doesn’t do much in this book He plays his usual leader role gets exasperated at the banter when they go off topic and repeatedly tells Ax to stop calling him “Prince”Xena Warriar Princess As I said there’s a lot of fun CassieRachel friendship moments In exchange for going out to the desert with Cassie and her dad Rachel gets to take Cassie shopping for outfits Then they go to school and Rachel is massively disappointed by the fact that no one notices In fact poor Cassie only gets talked to after boys come up to Rachel first and then they forget Cassie’s name calling her “Kendra” and “Carla” In desperation Rachel pays Marco two dollars to make a scene over Cassie in the next class Something he plays up uite a bit These are the type of very fun “real world” scenes that we don’t get often but are great fun when we doA Hawk’s Life It’s super fun having Tobias around for of this book He gets to plan with the group while in his “human morph” at the mall And then gets to morph horse along with everyone else too It’s explained that since hawk is Tobias’s “true form” now that he has to acuire all of his morphs as a hawk We miss out on the scene of how this worked out with the horsesThe Comic Relief Marco gets in a lot of fun uips about “modest horses” and “phone call making horses” etc etc He also proves to still be the most canny member of the group when he Cassie and Rachel are captured at the base While there he insists on asking about aliens and generally making out like a conspiracy theorist When they escape and Rachel and Cassie challenge him on this he says that that’s the only way they would be dismissed Three regular sane kids out there without shoes are a real uestion Three crazy kidswell they’re crazyETAx Phone Home While the group are morphed horses Ax is able to understand the Yeerks because they are talking Galard some universal alien language Another stupid thing about this book it never really says how the Yeerks are “talking” at all while in the body of a horse If I’m not mistaken horses don’t have the most advanced vocal cordsBest ? Body Horror Moment At once point while morphing Cassie gets to see her hand as just bones FunCouples Watch Not much of anything here When Cassie comes home late from their mission her parents make a point of embarrassing her asking if she was out on a date with Jake It’s another nice human moment in the bookIf Only Visser Three had Mustache to Twirl I seriously don’t buy the fact that Visser Three would show up at The Gardens and pretend to be a part of the Horror House ride It just seems like something that he would consider so beneath him And really wouldn’t it me? I mean come on the guy is the third most powerful Yeerk in the Empire Does he really need to come along on the infestation mission of one little human Captain??He does have this moment though when he meets up with the horseControllers and is upset with their findings the fact that they didn’t know what the alien artifact was and kills one of them in a fit of rage the Visser screamed in enraged thought speak The Visser indicated the no longer in one piece horse Controller like it had been someone else’s fault he’d been lost Adult Ugly Crying at a Middle Grade Book Can I cry at the sheer stupidity and at the fact that the book is pretty much potty humor wrapped up in an Animorphs story??What a Terrible Plan Guys This time it’s the Yeerks with the terrible plan I mean come on Why oh why would they Control horses to check this place out? At no point in this series have we ever seen the Yeerks hesitate to just infest whomever is convenient And they’ve already gotten thousands of people so it’s not like it’s even that hard for them to do This just makes absolutely no sense And the plan to capture the guy while at The Gardens is almost as stupid too Yes let’s make a huge scene with Visser Three and Hork Bajir running around to capture this one guy while in the middle of a crowded theme park Yes that is the way to keep aliens on earth a secret the apparent reason they’re so interested in getting a hold of the artifact in Zone 91 in the first place So stupid Visser Three himself admits that Plan B was better“We still have the backup plan It was always the better plan We’ll simply take control of a few of the humans working at this base”No one knows why this was ever the “backup plan”Favorite uoteThe level of exasperation behind Marco’s comment in this uote pretty much sums up my feelings about the plot of this entire book said Marco Ax said condescendingly Scorecard Yeerks 3 Animorphs 6NO POINTS FOR ANYONE BAD YEERKS BAD ANIMORPHSRating So the plot for this one was pretty stupid But there was a lot of really fun “real world” moments that we don’t often get and there were a lot of really funny lines and running jokes so much so that I actually still very much enjoyed reading it The rating would then be somewhere in the middle Not great but its saved by a few things from being a complete disaster

  5. Jonathan Pongratz Jonathan Pongratz says:

    Original Review at Jaunts Haunts45I gave this book four galloping stars Following the high from #13 I should have known to expect a little bit less out of this one There's a whopping 54 books in this series not counting the special in between ones and not all of them can be winners but this one fell a little bit short of my expectations This time around we followed the Animorphs' journey in Cassie's POV I love Cassie's character for many reasons She's intelligent a woman of color and speaks her mind That doesn't change in this installment This time around something is up with some nearby horses Something that seems a little odd When Cassie's dad gets a call from a lady named Crazy Helen about horses acting strange in the area known as the Drylands Cassie and Rachel come along However when they get there they get a lot than they bargained for Once again it appears the Yeerks are up to something But what is afoot? Could it have to do with the nearby Zone 91 that people say is a coverup for alien activity decades ago?There were some great pros to this book For starters Cassie's POV It's never very disappointing Though she is young she's a uick study and asks the right uestions when it comes down to itAlso most of this bookish journey including all of the Animorphs so it was nice that things were balanced The concept was as always intriguing However that's where things went a little south The reader spends a lot of time with the plot developing only to get very little in return by the end of the book We've come to expect some crazy antics but this one just didn't have nearly as much flare as the others did It just kind of fell a bit flat Yes we do have adventure Was it entertaining? Of course Did it flow? You betcha But was it memorable? Mmm probably not so much That's why this time around I ended with a four rating and honestly it probably deserves a slight bit less than that but I don't rate in uarter stars Ultimately this is a decent continuing of this series entertaining and thrilling as always just don't expect the world out of this one 

  6. Jenny Clark Jenny Clark says:

    There are days when it feels like a noose slowly tightening around my neck There are days when I don't feel like I can trust anyone Looks and clothing don't matter even slightly to me And the people who matter are the ones who see past all thatNot a bad installment but kinda filler ish The end was rather funny once they figured out what the item was Cassie is becoming and worried about lying to her parents This one did not have much in character development just deepens relationships that are there already I did like the serious side of Marco that we are starting to see

  7. Deviki Deviki says:

    Um Was the story plot nice? Not reallyDid this really needed to happen? Not reallyDid it feel likeone day author's friends started to talk about infamous zone 91 and all the famous alien TV show and movies associated with it And suddenly the author thought you know what Maybe I can just make a reference about zone 91 and make some kind of connections to the story I'm writing now Did that work? Maybe about 10% worth And in the end you kind of have a very wacky and barely relatable story to tellNow now Being a 90's kid we all have seen our fair share of all the alien movies and TV shows and so called documentaries and what not about aliensI'm not sure it was a bigger thing back then or I just somehow lost interest after that but whatever the reason it was back then there was uite a lot of shows that involved Alienslike we went a lil alien crazy back then So its no surprise that this alien craze would be mentioned somehow I mean literally in the first book when they all saw the Andalite ship appearing from the skyeveryone thought it was a flying saucernot like wondering if its a magical thing or anythingI guess if you are in that 90's era you would make an instant connection an alien arriving in our planetbecause that's what TV and movies thought uswe tried to relate seeing an alien appearing before our eyes to all the movies we watchedHowever This book did not do much justice to that infamous 90s all alien related things It makes sense to relate all the huge hype about aliens with this book but in my opinion it kinda felt like it was poorly executed It really felt like someone threw in a suggestion and the author thought eh why not make a wacky story about itIn the beginning of the story you see a horse was trying to make a phone call You know its something to do with Yeerks or other new aliens Because we are reading a science fiction book about aliens But after that incident everything seemed so cartoonist like the whole plot that relates to zone 91 and the kids escaping the military prison and then later the events at The GardensAfter reading 13 books we know that Yeerks Taxxon and Hork Bajir is not the only alien we know living among humans So why the Animorphs doubt this is anything but an Alien's work is beyond meIts almost comical really when they tried to deny the possibility of a possible other alien could have been captured by humans in zone 91 Let's not jump aheadlet's go back to the beginningSo when Cassie's father gets a call to go out to the Dryland and get a unusually behaving horse and as soon as they got there Both Rachel and Cassie found out that there is something else is making the horse act weird and they uickly find out that it's actually a Yeerk So now the uestion the book need to tell is why infect a horse?So later we found out that the Yeerks are trying to figure out what this whole hype is about zone 91well I guess An alien such as Yeeks would wanna find out what other aliens humans may have discovered I mean if there is actually another alien race already living among humans Maybe Yeerks find that to be a threat to their evil planningBut the author didn't uite mention it properly why the Yeerks want to know about zone 91 However the whole approach about this thing could have been meaningful if the discovery wasn't a jokeI felt like the author could have gone a different way with this book But like I said It felt like she just wanted to touch on the subject of zone 91 and all the 90s cool alien shows and movies but don't really want to go down that path Just a surface touch for good luck sake I'm not sure if I'm making any sense here lolSo the whole thing that made me frown is how the kids got caught by the military people and they escaped so uickly like nothing ever happened These people know that there is an alien even if it is not a weapon that the thing they are guarding is actually a real alien object They know we are not alone in this universebut to think bunch of kids in leotards and bicycle shorts and no shoes and no means of transportation suddenly appearing out of nowhere is taken too lightly by them seem ridiculousTHEY are not gonna let you off the hook just because you're kid Especially when they found you in a unusual situation Not to mention they would have taken records of the kids face thumbprint and whatnot But no Everyone and everything was very comical in this book Like the kids got away with saying cheesiest things and making bad jokes and nobody does anything I think considering this kids are not anywhere near an adult or guardian the military could have easily slapped them around for answers I mean who is gonna believe some bunch of kidsThey might not be local police but you are trespassing on their secure ground They have all the rights to keep you on hold in their military prison So hellooooo Also why is the Yeerks plan so elaborate? They could have kidnapped one soldier and Visser three could acuire his DNA and go in and do the same until he have gotten the VIP access to their secure storage Instead he send a bunch of horses to do the tricklike whatttttttAlso does anyone feel like this place is even really secure? I mean within a few minutes a bunch of wild horses could make it all the way into the secured area just like that So Not very high tech and very secure like how the author was trying to convince the reader I don't think a military secure facility would allow wild animals to roam around their compound Like why the hell would they ? Its not safe and wild animals can poop everywhere and make a mess Then the whole thing at the Gardens Man this one This one really takes the cake So many people saw the aliensthe captain was kidnapped by an alien and he knew this was not part of the The Gardens show Because he screamed and ran for his life when he got free Then again everyone saw Hork Bajir and an Andalite running around Mind you people have seen an Andalite before at the mall Axso I'm pretty sure someone would have recognized that alien also after the Captain clearly knew about an actual alienand he escaped NOTHING HAPPENSlike what Here is the thing Visser three was so adamant about other animals being around them at while they were doing their evil planning yet They never seems to notice that a certain bear hawk wolf tiger and gorilla always seem to be making appearance everywhere they are trying to deploy their planLike when they were inside the house of horror The Hork Bajir and Visser three was there but a few fake gravestone away was a bear and a hawk and snake Like did they not see the same bear and hawk appearing before this Why didn't they just destroy them Instead choose to wait it outLike it makes no sense to me at allLike sometimes I wonder if Yeerks and Andalite really is smart like they claim Or if the author bother recalling all the plot holes in previous books So in overall was the story fun to read? MaybeWas it a fast read? YesDid this book move forward with our story? Definitely not It was just another book with wacky adventureBTW How soon can Cassie and Jake be the just like like with each other? I'm kind of getting tried with their same description of their supposed likes for each other

  8. Janelle Dazzlepants Janelle Dazzlepants says:

    This is the first Animorphs book I ever owned as a child I'd completely forgotten the plot though so it was like reading it for the first time In this book Cassie and Rachel discover that the Yeerks are controlling a pack of horses out in the desert The Animorphs go to investigate and find that the Horse Controllers are trying to sneak into 'Zone 91' the euivalent of Area 51 It turns out that the military staff of Zone 91 are unaware that the crashlanded alien spacecraft they've been guarding since the 1950's is actually a primitive Andalite toilet The Yeerks are also clueless as to the purpose of the artifact but want to destroy it all the same to further their mission If humans have no proof of alien life that makes it easier for the Yeerks to invade without uestions being asked The Yeerks plan to destroy the artifact through enslaving the military personnel that work at Zone 91 Fortunately for them the Zone 91 staff have rented out the Gardens Amusement Park that Saturday night making it easy for the Yeerks to ambush key military personnel while on scary rides Visser Three and co try to snatch a high ranking officer in the House of Horrors but the Animorphs intervene saving the day I'm a total nut for X Files and anything sci fi just take a peek at my 'read' list for proof so naturally I loved this book Even if there weren't the nostalgia of it being the first Animorphs book I ever owned I'd still love the storyline It was one of the lighthearted and humourous books of the series thus far with the joking jab at Area 51 the artifact turning out to be a 'waste disposal unit' and the battle in the House of Horrors I also liked this book as it represented another look into Yeerk culture Before now we hadn't even entertained the idea of Yeerks controlling any other Earth species but humans which in hindsight is silly as they first creatures they ever inhabited bore a striking resemblance to monkeys I wonder if the Animorphs will start to suspect the Yeerks of controlling other animals because that'll certainly up the paranoia and 'we need to be stealthy' stakes I guess the only thing I didn't like about the book was that I wish it had been from Marco's perspective He made a lot of wise cracks and showed some genuine fascination with Zone 91 but it would've been funnier to experience it all from the perspective of the resident sci fi nut I'm sure he would've slipped in some good Star Trek references P

  9. Hillary Hillary says:

    The Animorphs reread continues I do not remember reading this one before and it is both bizarre and hilarious

  10. Swankivy Swankivy says:

    The unknown What is it? I think it's a toiletHahahahaYou'll understand if you read it In any case this has kinda been done before in science fiction but I still find it neat how the author mixes humor with grave seriousness in this seriesNotable moments and inconsistenciesA typo happened fairly early in the book shrivel way was written instead of shrivel awayZone 91 is an obvious reference to Area 51When Cassie is injured in a bomb blast that is thought to be just a lost bomb from the nearby military base the theory that it's just an accident is accepted readily by Cassie's dad I think most fathers would be so shaken and freaked out about their daughters being almost caught by a BOMB in an area deemed safe for civilians that he would at least start up an investigation of some kind A military base causing bombs to go off outside the base which could kill civilians would be a massive scandal and news storyDuring a conversation between Cassie's parents Cassie overhears her dad joking that they can embarrass her by dragging her in to talk to Father Banion about her relationship with Jake This suggests that there is some involvement with religion in their family In a previous book Ax noticed that Cassie's family does not do a prayer ritual of any kind before eating dinner while Jake's family does So apparently Cassie's family is churchgoing but does not say prayers at mealtimesThe Zone 91 group attends The Gardens under a fake company name The name they choose is Gondor Industries KA Applegate likes Tolkien references and this is just one of manyIt wasn't made clear why the Zone 91 company's outing to The Gardens was known to the Yeerks Cassie found out about it because she was there to infiltrate but up to that point no Yeerks had gotten inside and the horse Controllers who did never saw anything but the Andalite toilet Why did they know about the outing if they didn't already have people on the inside?

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