Monday, June 24, 2013
Animorphs #13 - The Change by K.A. Applegate
Author: K.A. Applegate
Publication Date: December 1997
Length: 162 pages
Warning: This is a review of a later book in the series, and may therefore contain spoilers from earlier books.
Tobias and Rachel are flying around, mysteriously ending up over the forest no matter where they try to go, when they see two Hork-Bajir being chased by a lot of Controllers. The Hork-Bajir turn out to be free (no Yeerks in their heads), and the Animorphs learn a lot about what the Hork-Bajir are actually like. Along the way, Tobias is given an intriguing offer by an Ellimist, that could let him be human again.
I love reading about the Hork-Bajir. They're such an interesting species, and I appreciate the fact that K.A. Applegate came up with an explanation for why a peaceful species would look like walking razor blades, as the Animorphs call them.
But of course Tobias is the real focus of this story. Throughout the book, he has several conversations with the Ellimist, and considers the possibility that he could be human again. He does some reflecting on his life as a human, and his life as a hawk, both of which have had their ups and downs. I won't spoil the ending for you, but I loved how it was resolved.
5 stars. I am loving this series!