Episode 52 – Animorphs #1

Animorphs #1 by K. A. Applegate

Kait, Renata, and their guest Priscilla (@Priscellie) read Animorphs #1: The Invasion by K. A. Applegate. As the first entry in our Flashback Summer, we revisited our favorite teens who can turn into animals, and also the one teen who is a bird. Renata and Priscilla reminisced fondly about reading the series as youths, while Kait found the entire premise of human children turning into animals to fight aliens to be questionable, for some reason. What better way to spend the 4th of July than by turning into a bald eagle and celebrating your independence from our Yeerk oppressors? (N/B.: if you are not from the USA, you may turn into a different bird of your choice.)

Readers advisory: Here.

Footnotes: The Toast: The Animorphs

Scientific Questions About Animorphs

Scholastic To Give Animorphs New Life

K. A. Applegate’s Reddit AMA

Animorphs on TV Tropes

The Time Renata Met Katherine Applegate

Candy pairing:  Kait says Raven’s Revenge, Priscilla says gluten-free churros, Renata says Cinnabon.

Coming up next: Baby-Sitters Club #56: Keep Out, Claudia! by Ann M. Martin.

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