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So after 2 years of repeatedly suggesting and sweet-talking our collection managers and directors, our library system FINALLY (!!!) has the first 7 Animorphs books! They're the "new" editions w/the trippy covers, but *shrug*. Anyways, this is my display sign for it: )
Let me know what you think!
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"When Tobias and his friends were given the power to morph, they were also given an important warning: Never stay in a morph for more than two hours. But Tobias broke the time limit, and now he’s trapped in the body of a hawk — forever. When he discovers an important Yeerk secret, Tobias knows he has to do everything in his power to destroy it. But to do so, he’ll have to contend with a part of himself that’s wrestling for control. A part that isn’t human."


For a lot of people (myself included), #3 was the book that got them into the series. Do you think that this book will have the same impact and importance for this generation's readers?

[This is the spoilery discussion post for this book! If you want to see the spoiler-free version and have fun discussing the book without considering the rest of the series, head over to here for the one at [livejournal.com profile] reanimorphs.]
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When Tobias, Jake, Rachel, Marco and Cassie were given the ability to morph, they were also given one very important warning: Never stay in a morph for more than two hours. It seemed a small price to pay, since the kids know that humans everywhere are being forced to let slimy, spineless creatures creep into their brains. And the only way the kids can fight back is not to be human.

But Tobias stayed in his morph too long. And now he's a hawk-with a boy's mind-forever. Tobias knows they can't give up. They all made a promise. So now it's four kids and a hawk against a force that is determined to destroy them, or die trying.

It's really easy to notice the difference between Tobias here and Tobias later on in the series.  He got a lot more comfortable with his predicament as time went on, although the angst didn't go away completely. And some of us got annoyed with it after a while lol

It's hard not to notice him thinking that he'll never do anything with his wings again besides fly.

I think I'd hate a fish morph lol, it'd be kind of wierd.

Am I the only one who thinks this should've come up a time or two later? The Yeerks had to keep getting water from places.

Tobias's raid was a little high profile but I kinda liked it.

I feel dumb for not being able to come up with a few more questions about this one.

It is interesting how he was unsure about his predicament and not liking it right now but so often stayed in hawk form rather than morphing later on.

Oh...how do you relate the things we see here about Tobias with the indications later that he might have nothlited himself on purpose? It doesn't totally seem that way here.

Was him going to Jake related to the whole "saved him from the bullies" thing? And then he started liking Rachel more so he went to her later?

Hmm prompt....a new life

BTW the Yeerks already having cloaking technology makes most of the TV series ep plot pointless...the Yeerks wouldn't need the Chee crystal if that was its purpose. The reprogramming made more sense.

Next week The Message
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Animorphs #3 - The Encounter

Summary

One of the Animorphs, Tobias, has been trapped in hawk morph. Facing the possibility that he may be a hawk for the rest of his life, he soon begins to lose his grip on his inner humanity. He and the Animorphs still have many battles to fight, but he can’t morph like they do anymore. He wonders if maybe he should just give it up, live like a hawk, and forget everything else…

Prompt

I’m sorry, I can’t think of anything. ^_^;;

Questions

- Later in the series, we learn that the Andalites usually treat their nothlit (morph-trapped) warriors as casualties, as if they were already dead. Why do you suppose this is? Does it make sense in some ways? What do you suppose it’s like for other nothlits? How could their situations be improved?

- A hawk isn’t such a bad morph to be trapped in. If you had to be trapped in a morph, which would you like most, and which would you like least?

Rules

- Common sense: be nice, be literate, be mature. If you can’t handle that, we’ll ask you to leave.

- Start on topic. If your conversation takes you into the land of ferrets and their evil quest to take over the world, run with it. But please at least start off talking about the book or subjects at hand.

- The questions and prompts are optional. Do not feel obliged to keep your comments only to what we have posted. They are a guide, a starting point, not a limitation.

- There is no time limit.

- Don’t delete your comments, unless it’s for the purpose of fixing typos.

- Keep your discussion to the current or previous books.

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