Book Review: Animorphs #27, The Exposed
Good Evening Calamari lovers,
I’m back again with another book review!
This time I blasted through another Animorphs book, because you know how much your friend Jonny loves his animal-morphing friends. This one is titled The Exposed, and is the 27th book in the series. Finally at the halfway point, yeehaw!
I don’t really remember this story from when I read these as a kid, so I just dove in like usual!
To rescue their android friends, the Chee, the Animorphs must use a giant squid morph to get to the Chee ship deep in a trench beneath the ocean. And they must reach the ship before Visser Three does.
I gave this book four fishy stars!
This time around we’re back in Rachel’s POV. I have to say, I feel like I get Rachel the most out of all the Animorphs. Headstrong, relentless, beautiful. I mean, that’s me right? *wink wink* No, but honestly I was just excited to read from her viewpoint again.
After the events of the last book with Crayak’s Howlers, you’d think things were going to settle down a bit, right? Wrong! Rachel and Cassie bump into each other at the mall when they spot Erek. The real Erek, not the human hologram he projects.
Desperate to save him from exposing himself to the public they scramble to get him out of there, only to discover things are way worse. All of the Chee are malfunctioning, and unless the Animorphs move fast, they will definitely be exposed.
I have to say, this book was really great!
The plot was probably the strongest element for me this time. I mean, so much is on the line here, and the Chee are their strongest allies in this godforsaken war against the Yeerks. Losing them could mean losing everything.
We moved from one great action scene to the next, and that really kept those pages turning.
I really enjoyed Rachel’s inner dilemma with this guy T.T., who clearly seemed like a douche to me, but I still get it. Bird-boy who gets you or cute guy who would never truly understand who you are? Tough choice when you’re a teenager.
The only real qualm I had with this book was that Rachel wasn’t completely, well, Rachel. Yes, she had the attitude sprinkled in here and there, but her interactions with Marco weren’t as snarky as they usually were. She actually agreed with him on things!
Also, there was a point where Jake got mad at her and uncharacteristically told her not to even embarrass him like that again (like angry, angry). Um … Jake doesn’t do that. Even through all the mess ups that have happened on the team, he always has a certain level of respect, and Rachel is his cousin.
Still, despite the small lapses in character, this book really stood out and was a great action-filled adventure. Can’t wait for the next one!
That’s a Wrap!
Thanks for stopping by, and happy reading!
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