Top 10 Animorphs Books

Animorphs, written by Katherine Applegate and her husband Michael Grant is a series of young adult books on science fantasy. They write together under the name K.A. Applegate. It has 6 main characters, who take turns and narrate the books from their perspectives. The main themes of this series are war, Horror, dehumanization, innocence, leadership, sanity, morality, growing up and freedom. The stories revolve around 5 humans: Jake, Marco, Rachel, Tobias and Cassie; and 1 alien: Aximili-Esgarrouth-Isthill.

This science fantasy series has 54 books, published in between June 1996 and May 2001 by Scholastic publishers. These books include 10 companion books, 8 of which are in continuity with the series and 2 are gamebooks. These books were also made as a television series by the same name in 1998 on Nickelodeon.

The Ellimist Chronicles

It is a companion book of the series. The book narrates a back story of a god-like being- Ellimist. He narrates the story about future of Animorphs, earth, and humanity.

Read it For:
It opens up your mind onto how big a science fantasy can get.
Don't Read it For:
Some people don’t find the first part of the book very interesting, but if you read through it, the entire book is really interesting.
What makes this book stand out?:
The character Ellimist is everyone’s favorite, and it provides a unique identity to the book. This book can be read out of the series order and even if you haven’t read any of the Animorphs series books.

The Invasion

This is Animorphs series’ first book and is narrated by one of the main human characters, jack. In this book, it shown that kids can morph into animals. This book narrates the kids’ first adventure.

Read it For:
The fact that kids can turn into any animal they touch is very interesting.
Don't Read it For:
This book has an unhappy ending, but since it is a part of series, don’t be bothered about it.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book describes everything vividly and through the human eyes.

The Attack

The Attack is the 26th and the last book in the series written by K.A. Applegate on a regular schedule.

Read it For:
This book gives readers chills while reading it.
Don't Read it For:
you could skip this book without missing anything important except Jake and Cassie’s kiss.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book combines the plot with logic smoothly.

The illusion

It is the 33rd book in the Animorphs series and is narrated by Tobias. It revolves around the Yeerks, who possess a weapon which could be the greatest threat to the Animorphs.

Read it For:
The plot in the book starts from the mission that was introduced in the previous book.
Don't Read it For:
If you haven’t read the previous book, read it first.
What makes this book stand out?:
This book describes Tobias life’s incompatibility with human beings.

The solution

It is the 22nd book in the series and is narrated by Rachel. It is the last part of David trilogy.

Read it For:
David; the new Animorph is not what he looks like.
Don't Read it For:
there are some plot holes in the novel.
What makes this book stand out?:
The plan they make to handle all the plans that David has made against them is quite interesting.

The Stranger

Narrated by Rachel, The stranger is the 7th book in Animorphs series. In this Rachel and other Animorphs finally, find the new entrance to the Yeerk Pool.

Read it For:
Readers see Rachel as a hero and the one taking control of the situation.
Don't Read it For:
The front half of the book might feel a little slow sometimes.
What makes this book stand out?:
Even though the novel is quite a serious one, the author still makes up room for humor in her writing.

The Departure

Narrated by Cassie, it is the 19th part of the Animorphs series. It is primarily narrated by her, but Jake narrates several chapters towards the end of the story. In this story, Cassie tired of all the battles decides to quit.

Read it For:
The conversations Cassie has with other Animorphs for quitting the team is very interesting.
Don't Read it For:
there are small errors in the book which are not very significant.
What makes this book stand out?:
It is the second time that one of the main characters became the controller.

The Message

Narrated by Cassie, The message is the 4th book in the series. Cassie and Tobias keep getting the strange dreams about oceans. Intrigued they decide to check out the ocean.

Read it For:
It is the first book narrated by Cassie and has a very nice description of the sea and its creatures.
Don't Read it For:
A lot of time has been devoted to Cassie’s moral dilemma about morphing creatures, but that is who Cassie is
What makes this book stand out?:
The book introduces Ax in the story, and he becomes a part of the team.

The Sacrifice

The final book fully narrated by Ax is the 52nd book of the Animorphs series. This series says a lot about morals, wars, killings, and

Read it For:
The Yeerk pool is destroyed in this book.
Don't Read it For:
AX’s voice seems a little over-the-top, but since he is an alien, it can be excused.
What makes this book stand out?:
This book is quite an emotional one, and almost everyone sheds tears. It has awesome action and a great ending.

The Alien

Narrated by Ax, The Alien is the eighth book in the Animorphs series. It presents the ending of the first age of Animorphs.

Read it For:
it is the first official look inside Ax’s mind and how aliens think.
Don't Read it For:
The book has a little sad plot, but it also has humor.
What makes this book stand out?:
It’s strange and interesting to know how depressing is Ax in his own mind, while he is the most fun character in the entire series.

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