You might recall back in July when I decided to re-read the Animorphs books for the first time in over 20 years. Kevin had sent me a link to download them all for free on PDF, which sounds shady but is actually sanctioned by the author. K.A. Applegate actually said back in 2011 that she’s on board with the books being available to audiences that still want to read them.
“We do not take them down. Or ask for them to be taken down. I think once the books are available to buy—paper or e—it would be nice if people who could afford it would buy. (our kids have very expensive tastes. You know: food and whatnot.) But for years they’ve been unavailable except by ‘pirated’ means. These men and women kept the series alive. They kept the books available. So no, we did NOT take these books down.”
I can honestly say that if there is a way to purchased and own the full collection in print- I’m going to be on board to buy them. Every once and a while I check ebay but authors don’t see residuals from resold books so I’d rather support the author when I can. That said, Animorphs are being rereleased as graphic novels and the first one comes out NEXT MONTH!!! Check it out on Amazon here!
My goal is to get as many people hooked as possible because we also have a movie coming out. I’d much rather have a TV series but I’m going to take what I can get and I want everyone to go see it.
When I first started re-reading the books, I had imagined that I would write about them here and there. If you look back at that first post, I had gone through the first five books in the series and was going to dig into more. Then I got to talking to Kevin about it and thought it would be fun to record an episode of The Millennial Agenda about it and we did.
The plan from there was to read in chunks and talk about them but that also quickly changed. I realized that to do the series justice we’d have to dive in book by book because some of them just have SO MUCH to talk about.
So there was one logical thing to do.
Every Friday, starting today, there will be a bonus episode of The Millennial Agenda where we recap and discuss each book in the series. Today we started on Book One: The Invasion which is the kick-off to the entire series.
Here’s some info on the book:
Sometimes weird things happen to people. Ask Jake. He may tell you about the night he and his friends saw the strange light in the sky. He may even tell you about what happened when they realized the “light” was only a plane — from another planet.
Here’s where Jake’s story gets a little weird. He and his friends are told the human race is under attack, but they’re given the chance to fight back.
Now Jake, Rachel, Cassie, Tobias and Marco have the power to morph into any animal they choose. And they must use that power to outsmart an evil that is greater than anything the world has ever seen…
So if you would like to join us you can CLICK HERE to download the series on PDF to read along. Each book is a quick read, it typically takes me about 90 minutes to get through one but I’m also taking notes along the way so it might be faster for you to read through.
I hope ya’ll enjoy and have been listening along to the podcast! More to come soon!