Book Review: Animorphs #13, The Change

Good Evening Taxxons, Yeerks, and Hork-Bajir,

This special evening post is brought to you by my escalating escapism habits being triggered at work.

Haha, no but really, I have seriously been on a reading kick lately, and while I was waiting on a copy of another book from a friend, I figured I’d knock out another Animorphs book. Boy was I glad I did!


Truth be told, I’ve been toying with the idea of an Animorphs week of book reviews. I’ve been able to knock out a book in under twelve hours without trying, and I think I could seriously read maybe ten books in a week.

If I do go down the Animorphs hole, don’t worry, it won’t be anytime soon. I have to preorder everything in advance to be ready, and to be honest I still have a lot of catch up to do on my TBR besides Animorphs.

Anywho, I’ll stop blabbing and get to the good stuff!


Tobias has pretty much gotten used to his life. He’s a red-tailed hawk with the mind of a kid. It was weird when he first got trapped in morph. But now it’s almost okay. After all, how many kids actually get the chance to fly?

Now Tobias is about to make a very special choice. A choice that the other Animorphs and Ax know nothing about. And it could mean the difference between being a hawk…and being human…

The Review:



I give this book five Hork-Bajir-saving stars!

Though I was the slightest bit disappointed in the previous installment of the Animorphs series, this one made up for it and then some!

This time around, we are in Tobias’s POV, which so far has been relatively few and far between due to his nothlit self (being stuck in a hawk’s body forever for staying in the form for more than two hours). I’ve always had a very strong appreciation for Tobias as a character.

Having to figure out how to live as a hawk has been tough for him, and he’s had to mature greatly in such a short time. Read a couple chapters in his POV and tell me he isn’t the most grown up of the Animorphs, I dare you!

Anywho, this time around Tobias wants to show Rachel that he’s located more entrances to the Yeerk pool under their school by tracking known Controllers on their daily business. Naturally that means a joyride on wings.

However, while on this stakeout, Tobias and Rachel encounter a rather disturbing sight. Two Hork-Bajir are running away from Controllers, even though the entire race has been enslaved by the Yeerks. To make matters worse, Tobias seems to be pulled out of space to the right location to witness this event and others. Is Tobias under some strange force’s control, or has he finally lost his mind?

I gotta tell ya, if I could give 100 stars to this book I would. It was so great. There was a perfect balance of mystery, suspense, and some more progression of Tobias as a character. The sci-fi concept this time was great too!

The balance wasn’t just in the plot either. It felt that throughout this book the Animorphs really worked as a team, and though the story started out with just Rachel and Tobias, in the end it felt like everyone got a fair amount of limelight.

There’s so much I remember about this series from my childhood, but one of the bigger things I thought I was delusional about was finally confirmed in this book, and I am living for it! Of course I’m not going to spoil it for you, but it’s an amazing development that had me on cloud nine once I finished.

Sci-fi, thrills, and great character development make this book in the Animorphs series one of the best yet. Definitely worth a binge watch!

That’s a Wrap!

Thanks for stopping by, and happy reading!

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