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The Earth is being invaded, but no one knows about it. When Jake, Rachel, Tobias, Cassie, and Marco stumble upon a downed alien spaceship and its dying pilot, they're given an incredible power -- they can transform into any animal they touch. With it, they become Animorphs, the unlikely champions in a secret war for the planet. And the enemies they're fighting could be anyone . . . even the people closest to them.… (more)
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    The Good Fight by Justin Robinson (Justin.T.Robinson)
    Justin.T.Robinson: Like Animorphs, The Good Fight is a chilling (but teen-appropriate) sci-fi story with action and horror elements. They also both feature teenage protagonists fighting a hidden enemy.
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I somehow missed the Animorphs trend when I was a kid, so I decided to finally check it out. The writing style is definitely intended for a "middle grade" or young teen audience, but the story itself is still pretty interesting. And there's an obvious in-universe reason why a bunch of kids need to be in charge of saving the world, which is nice. The themes and ending are darker than I would have expected for a kids' book. The characters are a little under-defined, but it's a quick read -- I finished it in an evening -- and I'll probably read a few more of them (but not all 54!) ( )
  lavaturtle | Mar 9, 2024 |
My favorite series as a kid holds up surprisingly well. ( )
  HannahRenea | Apr 25, 2023 |
I was a little too old for these when they first came out, so although they drew my eye because of the animal element, I never got around to them. Finally, a few decades later, I decided to give them a try...and I'm so glad I did. More than standing up to time, this first book in the series is a fun, action-packed, animal-centric adventure that I thoroughly enjoyed. I'm sure I would have loved these as an elementary-schooler, but as an adult who's picky about children's reads, I'm still diving in and loving them. When my nieces get old enough, I can't wait to gift these reads to them, but meanwhile, I'm going to keep going with the series and enjoy every moment.

Absolutely recommended. ( )
  whitewavedarling | Mar 11, 2023 |
It's been decades since I last read an Animorphs book and it was thoroughly enjoyable. And also quick and easy in a way I can handle in these pandemic times. ( )
  boredwillow | Mar 4, 2023 |
Five teenagers walking home from the mall see an alien spaceship. Yet instead of a message of universal peace or at least the promise of first contact, the dying alien only has one message: The Yeerks are here. What are the Yeerks? They are alien brain-controlling slugs, they are invaders, and they are winning. Now our only hope is five teenagers with the power to turn into animals.
I read this for pure nostalgia. When I was in grade school “Animorphs” was my favorite set of books. Decades later “Animorphs” is undergoing a bit of a renaissance, with graphic novels and maybe a movie coming out soon. I thought I’d jump on the nostalgia train and re-read the series.
The ebook I read is apparently an updated version that was released several years ago. This version corrects a few mistakes in the original text, patches up some continuity issues, and takes out some of the ’90s references. While part of me wanted to be a purist, I have to admit I appreciated the fixes. Even as a child, I was annoyed by the mistake that goes against how it works later in the series.
Honestly, I was surprised how well it holds up. It’s a quick read, I finished in less than an hour, so it feels almost like an episode of a show. The characters are fun and actually have some depth. Even from the very beginning of the series, there is a sense of seriousness about it. The stakes are high, and these kids are unprepared. They’re not going to magically solve everything, but instead are going to have to fight a guerilla war.
I totally suggest any '90s kid give it a look. I am definitely going to do a series re-read. It’s a fun quick read, but there is substance to it. I’m looking forward to the rest of this series.
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  The_Book_Kaiju | Jan 16, 2023 |
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The Earth is being invaded, but no one knows about it. When Jake, Rachel, Tobias, Cassie, and Marco stumble upon a downed alien spaceship and its dying pilot, they're given an incredible power -- they can transform into any animal they touch. With it, they become Animorphs, the unlikely champions in a secret war for the planet. And the enemies they're fighting could be anyone . . . even the people closest to them.

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Five friends, Jake, Cassie, Marco, Tobias, and Rachel, are all taking a shortcut home through an abandoned construction site one day when a spaceship lands in front of them. They learn from the dying alien in that ship that Earth is being invaded by creatures known as Yeerks. The alien also gives them a special power: the ability to morph into animals. Now these five kids are the only ones who can stand up to the Yeerks. Will they rise to the challenge?
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