Friday, August 17, 2012
Animorphs #3 - The Encounter by K.A. Applegate
Author: K.A. Applegate
Publication Date: August 1996
Length: 154 pages
Warning: This is a review of a book in the middle of a series, and may therefore contain some spoilers of earlier books.
The Encounter is the third book in the Animorphs series, and this one is narrated by Tobias. I enjoy Tobias's narration, because he's so level-headed, and doesn't have any annoying tendencies (except feeling sorry for himself, but it's understandable, seeing as how he's stuck as a hawk).
Tobias is out flying one day when he sees, or rather senses, as it's invisible, a gigantic Yeerk ship flying overhead. The Animorphs investigate, and discover that the ship is going to a lake in the mountains each day to collect water. So, they decide to try the craziest possible plan: morph into fish, get scooped up into the Yeerk ship, somehow disable their cloaking device from within, and therefore reveal the Yeerk plot to the world. Umm, right. These kids are seriously nuts.
So, much danger ensues. The action was definitely more satisfying in this one than in The Visitor. Also, this book has some nice interaction between Tobias and Rachel, who is the only one that can make him feel better when he's feeling depressed about being a hawk. Overall, it's an enjoyable read.
This book counts towards the Read Your OWN Library! Challenge (hosted by The Beauty of Eclecticism) for August. For September, my book for the challenge will be The Witching Hour by Anne Rice. This book also counts for the 2012 A-Z Book Challenge and the Mount TBR Reading Challenge.