There is some deep nostalgia reading this series.
Title: The Visitor
Series: Animorphs; Book 2
Author: K. A. Applegate
Genre: Science Fiction
ROTS Setting: CU, Modern, Aliens
Synopsis: Morphing is certainly more fun than Sega — you can soar as an eagle and walk as a cat. But being an ANIMORPH is by no means just fun and games. Rachel knew better than anyone. One of her best friends, Melissa, is acting very strange. And it looks like Melissa’s dad, who is also the school’s Assistant Principal, may be connected to evil aliens. Rachel can’t tell Melissa what the ANIMORPHS have learned, but Melissa doesn’t seem interested in talking to Rachel these days anyway. Could Melissa be one of “them?”
Recommendation: Highly recommend this series.
The POV for this book is Rachel. She’s the confident, aggressive member of the Animorphs, but she’s so much more than that. We see that her interior emotions don’t always match her exterior confidence. Arrogance and hot headedness are there but so is the fear of being thought of as weak and of losing those she loves. She’s an all around good character and her contribution rounds out the group really well.
The plot was so-so for me. It’s only the second book and they’re in way over their heads so it’s not surprising that the plot isn’t as strong. That being said it mostly continues and closes a few of the plot points from the first book. Things pickup later though and the small size lets you fly through them.