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Book #34 of 2018: The Android (Animorphs #10)

The Android (Animorphs #10) by K.A. Applegate
Traditional or self-published: Traditional
Rating: Liked (Hated-Disliked-Okay-Liked-Loved)

In an already dark series, The Android takes a turn for even darker things.

The kids (the Animorphs) continue their battle with the evil alien brainslug invaders (the Yeerks). In this chapter book, they meet new allies: An alien race. Sort of. A race of androids, created by a race that was later destroyed. These androids (the Chee) are fighting against the Yeerks, though their hands are tied, since their creators programmed them to never directly fight. There's a super powerful plot device crystal that the Chee can use to reprogram themselves.

While this book had so so so many plot holes, the good outweighed the bad. I completely loved the idea that dogs are the living hosts of the spirits of that dead alien race. As messed up as it sounds, I loved that the kids experienced dying. And, while it was handled with a light touch (YA book...), I really enjoyed the brief talk about the costs of war and how that damages a person.

I'd love to see an adult version of this series, where the darker ideas could be more thoroughly explored.
Tags: #10, #10), 2018 books, book review, book: the android (animorphs
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