Friday, December 6, 2013
Animorphs #15 - The Escape by K.A. Applegate
Author: K.A. Applegate
Publication Date: January 1998
Length: 163 pages
Warning: This is a review of a later book in the series and definitely contains a spoiler from at least one earlier book!
The Animorphs learn (from Erek, the android from Animorphs #10 - The Android) that Visser One has returned to Earth to oversee a secret project. (In case you'e forgotten, Visser One is Marco's mom, as only Marco and Jake currently know.) When they head underwater, to where the newest Yeerk facility is set up, they find sharks that are strangely focused and organised.
Marco doesn't want the others to know about his mother, since as the group comedian he doesn't want to be the object of pity. But he also doesn't want them to kill her if they get the chance, and how can he convince them of that without revealing the truth? This book is from Marco's perspective, so we see him thinking about this a lot throughout the story.
This book also brings us back to the competition between Vissers One and Three. Visser Three is always trying to make Visser One look bad, and vice versa. I'm interested in seeing how this plays out later in the series; so far it's always worked out well for the Animorphs, since when both Vissers are around the enemy doesn't present a united front.