It was really bad when Jake found out his older brother was one of them. It was even worse when Tobias stayed in his morph too long. But nothing compares to the horror the Animorphs are about to face. Nothing.
Jake, Rachel, Tobias, Cassie, and Marco have a feeling they know where the Yeerks’ new base is located. And they’ve even figured out how to get in – how many people will really notice a few flies on the wall? But they never figured that they might get caught. Or that Jake could fall into the Yeerk pool. That Jake could become a human-Controller.
- Discuss Jake’s relationship with his brother. Does the added stress of ‘living with the enemy’ make him better or worse at fighting the Yeerks and being a leader?
- Jake starts to ask himself a very important question – about whether or not he’ll have to destroy his own brother. Why didn’t he use the word ‘kill?’ At this point in the series, do you think he could have killed Tom if the need had arisen?
- Compare Jake’s hesitance about his brother with his relatively easy decision to Jacuzzi the Yeerks to death.
- The kids have (almost) no problem killing Hork-Bajir- or Taxxon-Controllers, but consider it ‘good instinct’ to simply incapacitate the Human-Controllers. Discuss.
- Did Jake’s ordeal with Temrash give him a different view on his enemy? Did it for you?
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