Animorphs by K. A. Applegate

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Re: Animorphs by K. A. Applegate

Postby Antilles » Thu Dec 10, 2009 5:55 pm

Oh, man, Animorphs. I miss that series. It was a huge chunk of everything I read between 6th and 8th grade, but I kept reading the books long past that.

I ended up losing interest after Applegate started handing the books to her interns to write, though. I'd like to go back and finish, I think I made it to 42 or so before I stopped reading. Some of the plot lines had gotten really lame, but most of the original stuff is still pretty good.

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Re: Animorphs by K. A. Applegate

Postby Tyrison » Fri Dec 11, 2009 12:01 am

^Creepiness. :P

I really got into Animorphs because my two youngest(but still older than me) brothers were really into it, and I sneaked a peek at some of the books they got. I remember being seven or eight years old, and looking at the books, and pretty much disregarding them at first because they only had the one picture in the front. But a year or so later, I actually picked up some of the books and read them, and really enjoyed them. I would say that they were my first big book like.

Antilles wrote:I ended up losing interest after Applegate started handing the books to her interns to write, though. I'd like to go back and finish, I think I made it to 42 or so before I stopped reading. Some of the plot lines had gotten really lame, but most of the original stuff is still pretty good.

Yeh...some of it did get kind of old after a while, but I can't blame it for happening in the books...and I think they did pretty well for such a long series. Heck, even some trilogy series get wayyyyyy old after the second book in the series, because it so closely follows the same plotline. So yeah...I think they did well with as much as they wrote.

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Re: Animorphs by K. A. Applegate

Postby Invisible Ninja » Sat Dec 12, 2009 12:55 am

Antilles wrote:I ended up losing interest after Applegate started handing the books to her interns to write, though. I'd like to go back and finish, I think I made it to 42 or so before I stopped reading. Some of the plot lines had gotten really lame, but most of the original stuff is still pretty good.


Oh did she not write them all? Guess I didn't do my research. :P

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Re: Animorphs by K. A. Applegate

Postby Daniel91 » Sat Dec 12, 2009 5:20 am

Invisible Ninja wrote:
Antilles wrote:I ended up losing interest after Applegate started handing the books to her interns to write, though. I'd like to go back and finish, I think I made it to 42 or so before I stopped reading. Some of the plot lines had gotten really lame, but most of the original stuff is still pretty good.


Oh did she not write them all? Guess I didn't do my research. :P

Many of the books from #25 to #52 were ghost-written. The ghostwriter wrote the story in accordance to KAA's detailed outline, and KAA later edited it to make it conform to the series storyline.

On a related note, Animorphs is going to be re-released as 'Animorphs Classic'. O happy day! :D

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Re: Animorphs by K. A. Applegate

Postby Invisible Ninja » Sat Dec 12, 2009 3:26 pm

Daniel91 wrote:
Invisible Ninja wrote:
Antilles wrote:I ended up losing interest after Applegate started handing the books to her interns to write, though. I'd like to go back and finish, I think I made it to 42 or so before I stopped reading. Some of the plot lines had gotten really lame, but most of the original stuff is still pretty good.


Oh did she not write them all? Guess I didn't do my research. :P

Many of the books from #25 to #52 were ghost-written. The ghostwriter wrote the story in accordance to KAA's detailed outline, and KAA later edited it to make it conform to the series storyline.

On a related note, Animorphs is going to be re-released as 'Animorphs Classic'. O happy day! :D


Oh, that would explain why so many of them were so much worse than the others..

What do you mean? I heard they were coming out with new covers for the books or something, but..

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Re: Animorphs by K. A. Applegate

Postby Daniel91 » Sat Dec 12, 2009 5:42 pm

Invisible Ninja wrote:What do you mean? I heard they were coming out with new covers for the books or something, but..

Sorry, I'm out of time, so I'll just link.
http://blog.animorphsfanforum.com/2009/ ... e-and-2-0/ :)
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Re: Animorphs by K. A. Applegate

Postby Invisible Ninja » Wed Dec 16, 2009 3:52 pm

Daniel91 wrote:
Invisible Ninja wrote:What do you mean? I heard they were coming out with new covers for the books or something, but..

Sorry, I'm out of time, so I'll just link.
http://blog.animorphsfanforum.com/2009/ ... e-and-2-0/ :)


The URL doesn't work for me. Is it my computer's problem or the website's? o.O

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Re: Animorphs by K. A. Applegate

Postby Daniel91 » Thu Dec 17, 2009 4:12 am

Apparently, the website. The link has been moved, as I came to know when I inquired.

Updated link :
http://blog.animorphsfanforum.com/2009/ ... e-and-2-0/

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Re: Animorphs by K. A. Applegate

Postby Invisible Ninja » Fri Dec 18, 2009 1:12 am

Daniel91 wrote:Apparently, the website. The link has been moved, as I came to know when I inquired.

Updated link :
http://blog.animorphsfanforum.com/2009/ ... e-and-2-0/


Sweet. 8) Are there any dates on that yet? Or where would I find them? The Scholastic website?

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Re: Animorphs by K. A. Applegate

Postby Daniel91 » Fri Dec 18, 2009 3:17 am

No specific dates have been mentioned by the source from Scholastic or by Micheal Grant. And there hasn't been any official announcement on this from Scholastic yet.

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Re: Animorphs by K. A. Applegate

Postby Antilles » Sat Dec 19, 2009 4:48 am

Apparently the going rumor is for late 2010/early 2011, no idea how accurate that is though.

I'm kind of torn about this. On hand, I think it's so cool that my favorite childhood series is being re-released, maybe even with some editing to fix the canonical mistakes. On the other hand, I have such a hard time even imagining going back to it and reading it again, as much as I would like to.
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Re: Animorphs by K. A. Applegate

Postby Rocket Axxonu » Tue Feb 07, 2017 11:28 am

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Yeah, I'd seen when they started re-releasing them, but I'm not sure what happened with that. (I heard somewhere awhile back they'd stopped.) Though to be honest, I did like the original covers more. (One of the things I loved about the Animorph series was the covers and artwork, particularly ones featuring the aliens.)

This is also one my favorite series from my childhood. I think I started reading the books from our school library when I was in second grade or so, and I read a few of them over and over before i started getting them from the public library we usually went to.

Like I think someone else on here said, I did love the books as a kid, but reading them again as an adult, you realize there are so many deeper themes running throughout the stories that you didn't notice.


The ghostwriter thing--reading the series again now, I don't remember having a problem with that. Every single one of the stories seemed good to me, though maybe if I went back and did some close analysis, I'd see some differences in writing style. However, I agree with those that said the Chronicles were definitely a step above--The Andalite Chronicles might be my favorite book of any of the series, though The Hork Bajir Chronicles were very good too, as was 'Visser.'

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