Author: K.A. Applegate
Publication Date: October 1997
Length: 162 pages
When the Yeerks crash a bug fighter, the Animorphs take the opportunity to try to steal it, with the intention of landing it on the White House lawn to reveal the Yeerks to the human world. The mission starts off well, other than Jake having these weird flashes of a jungle. But when they get in a fire fight with the Blade ship, and the ship's dracon beams collide, the Animorphs are thrown into another time, and find themselves in the jungle of Jake's visions.
Though a lot of the time travel stuff confused me, that tends to be the case in every time travel story I read or see, and there was nothing that seemed really unbelievable to me. The explanation for Jake's visions, and for how they got out of there, was really cool.
This is also the Animorphs book with the best Star Trek reference so far:
Marco put his hand on my shoulder. "Phasers on full power!" he said in a Captain Picard English accent. "Arm photon torpedoes! If the Borg want a fight, we'll give them one! Make it so!"
This was another really good, action-packed Animorphs book, and the time travel aspect added some extra sci fi goodness.