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Monday, May 2, 2011

Mom and Me Mondays Part 1 : The Invasion (Animorphs #1) by K.A. Applegate

The Invasion (Animorphs #1)
by K.A. Applegate
ISBN: 978-0-545-29151-4
Suggested Ages: 8-12
Release Date: May 1, 2011
Buy from Indigo

Description: The Earth is being invaded, but no one knows about it. When Jake, Rachel, Tobias, Cassie, and Marco stumble upon a downed alien spaceship and its dying pilot, they''re given an incredible power-they can transform into any animal they touch. With it, they become Animorphs, the unlikely champions in a secret war for the planet. And the enemies they''re fighting could be anyone, even the people closest to them. So begins K. A. Applegate''s epic series about five normal kids with a limitless amount of forms and abilities

Jake's Review: Mom this is so totally awesome! The cover is really cool and I would beg you to buy it for me just cuz the cover is so wicked.  Can I stay up a bit later and start reading the next one (Mom's note: nice try, I give you A for effort on that one, now get your butt to bed now mister!)  This book is good because it has a lot of gross stuff in it that will make Mom make faces.  The story is really exciting and there is a lot of funny stuff in it. I really like the character of Mario because he is a cool silver-back gorilla and he is really funny (mom's note: um, not sure I want to read this one)  I think my friends would like it if it was a video game, since they do not like to read. I really want to read more of the series so I can find out what happens next.  I think it will make me a stronger reader -- so can I keep reading tonight (Mom's note: nice -- you really are getting creative tonight --now bed)

Jake's Rating: 11/10

Mom's Review:  This was much better than I expected. A lot of these types of series usually don't appeal to me, but I still cheer for them because they get boys reading.  However, I found myself enjoying it.  I think it reminded me a little of a cross between the X-files and V at times.  An intriguing start to a series that I can see why the young boys like it. Lots of excitement, evil authority figures and gross stuff - nothing better to a young boy. Ok, Mom thought it was pretty cool too.  I look forward to seeing what happens to the kids as the series progresses. As a mom I was thinking wow that is quite a lot of responsibility and the premise is way too scary for the targeted age -- but even Jake (who gets scared quite easily) was cool with it.  Awesome, I wonder when I can get him to watch The X-Files and the cheesy original V (Even-though the effects and acting are better in the remake, I just cannot get into it) Now Jake finish reading the 2nd story so mommy can read it
Mom's Rating:8/10

We received this from Scholastic in exchange for an honest review

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