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The Alien #2020

The Alien What would you do if you were the only alien trapped on a strange planet Probably freak out right Well that s what Ax feels like doing But as an Andalite warrior cadet he has to be pretty cool abou

  • Title: The Alien
  • Author: K.A. Applegate Katherine Applegate
  • ISBN: 9780590997287
  • Page: 329
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • The Alien By K.A. Applegate Katherine Applegate, What would you do if you were the only alien trapped on a strange planet Probably freak out, right Well, that s what Ax feels like doing But as an Andalite warrior cadet, he has to be pretty cool about stuff like that He s been hanging out with the Animorphs ever since the Dome ship was destroyed by the Yeerks and his brother, Prince Elfangor, was destroyed by Visser TWhat would you do if you were the only alien trapped on a strange planet Probably freak out, right Well, that s what Ax feels like doing But as an Andalite warrior cadet, he has to be pretty cool about stuff like that He s been hanging out with the Animorphs ever since the Dome ship was destroyed by the Yeerks and his brother, Prince Elfangor, was destroyed by Visser Three.Life on Earth is pretty different for Ax But there is one thing he, Cassie, Marco, Jake, Rachel, and Tobias have in common Something that one alien, four kids and a hawk know they have to do stop the Yeerks

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    1. AX This book was a lot complicated than I remembered it being Ax is so frequently the source of comic relief when the other Animorphs are the POV characters He was my FAVORITE when I was in middle school But here, in his own book for the first time, one of the first things that strikes you is how serious he is in his own mind I wouldn t say he s humorless , but he s very close It s the only thing that saves his ridiculous behavior while in human morph from collapsing the narrative He s supposed [...]

    2. The Alien represents the end of the First Age of Animorphs It is Ax s first time as narrator, and so with this book, all of the six Animorphs have had a chance to tell their story As with the introductions to each of the human Animorphs, this book lets us hear in Ax s own words why he is fighting the Yeerks Thanks to his knowledge as an Andalite, he also allows Applegate to share background about the Andalite Yeerk war The human Animorphs begin to break down the last of Ax s barriers, so he can [...]

    3. I was looking forward to this books so much finally a story told from Ax s perspective but I m sorry to say that I was largely disappointed Sure, the Ax doesn t understand everyday things episodes where amusing enough and actually made me laugh a few times and the scene with Cassie s mum and dad was one of my favourites from the book , but I can t help but be disappointed that Ax is so alien in a very superficial way, if that makes sense Sure, he s overwhelmed by taste and Doesn t Understand Nor [...]

    4. Brought to you by The Moonlight Library This book was a BIG DEAL when I was a kid because it was the first time a representation of an Andalite would appear on the cover And trust me, the Andalite illustrations get A LOT better than this.Ax s first turn at narration replaces what should have been Tobias second go, but that s OK, because Ax is awesome In this book Ax makes a huge mistake in accidentally giving humans advanced technology, so he decides to contact his home world before removing it [...]

    5. I missed this one the first time around my library must not have had it so I was unprepared for the BEVY OF AX FEELINGS Holy cow From the other POVs he s kind of stiff, vaguely goofy, and does things like go completely bananas when he gets a new food to taste, but inside his head it s different I think I just sat there flailing at my ereader going Aaaaax Trying to live up to his brother, not wanting to fail his people, his guilt and sense of duty and the conflicts between his duty as an Andalite [...]

    6. Wow Just wow I can t even right nowGosh I love this series so much, even as an adult I must say that I read it as a kid and honestly I only remember about 3 books from it and those are The Andalite Chronicles, The Hork Bajir Chronicles and The Deception, Volume 19, so all my reviews for these are pretty much of a first read through.Ok, so now for coherency Ax is one of my favorites, along with Cassie and Tobias And Rachel And Jake And Marco Ok, so it s really hard to pick a favorite narrator.Ax [...]

    7. This one was actually the first book I ever read of the series my older cousin handed it to me on a whim, saying she thought I might like it, and I ended up completely addicted Ax s first POV book expands the worldbuilding further, offering information on the Andalites and Yeerks it s touching and sad, foreign KAA manages to pull off a narrative voice that sounds genuinely alien, unaccustomed to even the smallest norms , chilling when it comes to what starts happening to the Controllers in this [...]

    8. Oh, there are going to be so many quotes and questions coming out of this book It s Ax s first time narrating, after all, and our first official look at the way Andalites operate unless of course, you read The Andalite Chronicles before everything else like I did this round so, there will be some Andalite Chronicle spoilers in here under cuts.Possibly my favorite observation by Ax Books are an amazing human invention They allow instant access to information simply by turning pieces of paper They [...]

    9. Interesting seeing things from the perspective of Ax, the Andalite I like that we learn a little bit about the Andalites and their customs I m interested to see Love Ax

    10. Originally reviewed at thelibraryladies Narrator AxPlot The Animorphs most pressing mission yet familiarize Ax with human habits Movie theaters, trips to their school, meeting their families, this book is jam packed with Ax as a human shenanigans Intermixed with this all, this is the first full book we have with Ax s first person narration he had a few chapters of his own in the first Megamorphs book, but that hardly counts , so through all the comedic hijinks are a lot of rather sad personal re [...]

    11. The first book in the series from Ax s point of view With so much potential, the quality of writing in this book was disappointing to me Perhaps because Ax is an alien, it is apparent that the character s speech patterns are different in each book Considering ghostwriters don t start writing books until the middle of the series, I m not sure why this is The fact there weren t multiple authors also takes away a simple explanation for series continuity errors view spoiler I don t remember which b [...]

    12. Ax is interested in learning about humans, but his Andalite laws forbid him to give away much information about his own species But one day, he accidentally breaks a law about giving humans advanced technology, making some changes to a computer program without realizing that he s pushed human science ahead of itself Feeling isolated after so long without seeing another Andalite, Ax tries to call home using this technology, but even though he s successful, he s reminded of how Andalites don t ne [...]

    13. SooooThis is the first book that is entirely from Ax s perspective Which made it a little difficult for me, as I found Ax to be annoying and speciesist I mean, rationally I get it We know that dolphins are smart, but we still think that we are better than them So I can see why Ax is the way that he is, but it still pisses me off, ya know I read an interesting review that made the point that Ax s speciesism is actually intended to make the point that Humans are the supreme species in the universe [...]

    14. I was looking forward to this book, since it s told from Ax s point of view But for some reason, I was mostly disappointed We do get to see Ax s side of things, and it s pretty funny how he thinks of some things like chocolate But the overall story felt weaker than the rest I did like that the others called Ax out about them sharing everything with him and him still keeping them at arm s length I d be angry about that, too And what was up with the ending There was no reason whatsoever to just le [...]

    15. Lately I ve been thinking a lot about my four year old cousin, who on occasion, when something makes her laugh, giggles and says, That s silly , with a big smile on her face.That s sort of how The Alien made me feel, because the perspective of Ax, a four legged, scorpion tail, thought speaking alien, taking the body of a human, and experiencing a bunch of human things like reading and eating for the first time, is just as silly as you might imagine.Ax s reactions made me smile a big huge grin th [...]

    16. Fantastic SiFi series for a young reader I enjoyed reading these with my daughter The storyline is good and the plot interesting, wouldn t take much to make these great adult SiFi stories Highly recommended

    17. A dazzling study of what it feels like to be billions of miles from every member of your own species Also, a sobering warning against the dangers of tasting chocolate for the first time.

    18. I m so happy we got Ax s PoV There was a little bit of it in the Megamorphs, but this one really showed how he functions, what makes him tic He s not just sone weird alien, he s a person.

    19. PlotThe Alien is character driven, so than plot Ax must learn to trust his friend, and the only family he has on Earth, and question the beliefs he s always had This is one of those I have a secret but I m bound by oath to never reveal it, even at the risk of our friendship and your lives things Normally, I hate that because why don t the characters just say they re bound by oath not to tell them Ax does eventually tell the Animorphs this, but not without some damage to their relationship The A [...]

    20. Ax speaks And he tells you not to eat the bookmark Sometimes the alien speak is annoying, but usually it s just entertaining and sort of cool to see the world through the mind and thoughts of a young alien who is probably the one who knows the most about the overarching war but is himself a child and it shows.Notable moments and inconsistencies On the back of the book, Ax advises that the free bookmark inside is not meant to be eaten, but that it does taste good.An inconsistency when it comes to [...]

    21. The Animorphs most pressing mission yet familiarize Ax with human habits Movie theaters, trips to their school, meeting their families, this book is jam packed with Ax as a human shenanigans Intermixed with this all, this is the first full book we have with Ax s first person narration he had a few chapters of his own in the first Megamorphs book, but that hardly counts , so through all the comedic hijinks are a lot of rather sad personal reflections from a kid alien who s been suddenly torn from [...]

    22. I was glad I had read several of the others in the series or else this one would have been really confusing I m really enjoying this series and hadn t considered that there would be a book told from another perspective besides the main 5 I love how Katherine Applegate, whether in this series or in her other books, is able to use descriptive words to help us understand life from a different perspective in this case, an alien This book wasn t my favorite of the series, but I m still engrossed in t [...]

    23. Ax s pov Surprise consequence of the Kadrona beam being destroyed humans whose Yeerks die are being killed to maintain the secrecy Ax fiddles with the computer code on Marco s dad s work and break s Seerow s Kindness Ax is homesick and has chili with Cassie s family Ax does an E.T phone home, gets caught by a Yeerk A Yeerk who wants to see Visser Three dead, and gives Ax some information on where to ambush him The Yeerk escapes into the stream, and although the Andalite host is weakened by rattl [...]

    24. I really like that other than The Andalite Chronicles , this is the first real glimpse we get into the world of the Andalites We learn some about their history and their flaws and their fears We also really realize for the first time that Ax is a KID He s a teenager, no older than the teenagers he s fighting with He gets scared and upset and hormonal, just like they do So this is actually one of the books I like better so far.

    25. This book has it all Andalite culture A yeerk defector Alloran begging our heroes for a mercy killing Sweet precious cinnamon bun Ax struggling in the shadow of his brother CHOCOLATE GLOBULES.Honestly I just loved it all Ax comedy is classic Ax drama is compelling Tobias has a big role in it Everything I want in an Animorphs book.

    26. Love the warrior Hate the war Finally we get a book from Ax s POV, so all of the Animorphs have had a chance to tell their own individual stories And, being an Andalite, we get a lot of background information about them as a species, which is really cool.

    27. I m certain I didn t read this one the first time around, but some bits of the plot I know Maybe they brought it up at the beginning of the next one

    28. This was the first animorph book I read A great way to build interest in reading and in science fiction.

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