The Absolute, Animorphs #51

The Absolute - Katherine Applegate

The last Marco book is a riot and features my favorite one-off character of the series: the governor of California. Though I found it hard to believe that, no matter how distracted, a group of five teens - one at least a former honor student - didn't know who the governor was, or even their gender?


Anyway, this is the best heist book in a while, there's a single, focused goal for this book and a minimum of distractions to the plot. The pay off to the characterization and fracturing of the team adds to the tension.


There is little hope now of outside help from the Andalites, the Animorph's best hope is to get more help and firepower from those in the government still free of Yeerk control. How high up do they have to go?




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