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Book #33 of 2018: The Secret (Animorphs #9)

The Secret (Animorphs #9) by K.A. Applegate
Traditional or self-published: Traditional
Rating: Disliked (Hated-Disliked-Okay-Liked-Loved)

At long last, I returned to this series. And it's not just because they're so fast to read and I'm in danger of not hitting 50 books this year... *cough*

I had liked the earlier books in this series, but this one really did not work for me. The whole conflict of the book (the alien race wants to log a forest to cut down on the places the Animorphs could be hiding) was silly. They can transform into anything -- ants, flies, mice, rats. They don't need the forest. They could fly somewhere else to feed -- anywhere in the world. All of the internal/personal conflict didn't work for me either (Mostly it was: how can you both love and eat animals?).

This may sound cold, but the only part of the book I enjoyed was how PTSD-y the kids are getting. They're so frequently nearly killed, and they have to do violent things as animals, and I'm enjoying seeing the effect on them.

Maybe because the books are so fast to read, I hate how the POV character changes from book to book. I feel like I don't know any of the characters at all, other than at the most "snarky boy", "fashion girl", and "animal rescue girl". I'd much rather have the POV character be the same through the series.
Tags: #9, #9), 2018 books, book review, book: the secret (animorphs
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