Animorphs – Book 6: The Capture – By K. A. Applegate

Hi Jared,

This is one of only a dozen or two that I’m missing from my shelf so I naturally turned to the public library. Two months later it finally shows up and I’m done it in 2-3 hours. A more disturbing discovery is that the library doesn’t have any books later than this one…..so if my readthrough is to continue I’ll need to buy the ones I’m missing. The question is do I pay $4 each and get them as I need them or do I just wait (and pray) for them to show up at my usual hunting spot for a buck?

thecapture.jpgTitle: The Capture
Series: Animorphs; Book 6
Author: K. A. Applegate
Genre: Science Fiction
Audience: Youth
ROTS Setting: CU, Modern, Aliens
Synopsis: It was really bad when Jake found out his older brother was one of them. It was even worse when Tobias stayed in his morph too long. But nothing compares to the horror the Animorphs are about to face. Nothing. Jake and the other Animorphs have a feeling they know where the Yeerks’ new base is located. And they’ve found out how to get in – how many people will really notice a few flies on the wall? But they never figured that they might get caught. Or that Jake could fall into the Yeerk pool. That Jake could become a human-Controller. A Yeerk. The enemy.
Recommendation: Highly recommend this series.

This is another one of the major books of the series. It almost feels like two different books because there is such a drastic turn of events about halfway in. Trying to not be super spoilery for this one is going to be tough.

As Jake’s second POV book we’re picking up with his character almost exactly where we left it. His brother, Tom, is a Controller which has got to be one of the freakiest and most agonizing things anyone can experience aside from being one yourself. Think about it. Every day waking up and looking into the eyes of someone you love and care about deeply and yet knowing they’re trapped in the own head while an alien controls their body……..and you can do anything that might let it know that you know or you could be infested too.

So we basically get front row seats to this nightmare unfolding and it’s so brutal.

Something I hadn’t paid much attention to before is that Jake is a big for his age. He’s called an ox by one of his friends at school who then suggests he try out for football instead of basketball. I never pictured him with such an imposing figure, it frames his role in the group a bit differently and that’s refreshing.

In summary another great book that is still showing me new things all these years later.

Robert


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Animorphs – Book 6: The Capture – By K. A. Applegate

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