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Applegate was born in Michigan in 1956. Since then she has lived in Texas, Florida, California, Minnesota, Illinois, North Carolina, and after living in Pelago, Italy for a year, she has moved back to Southern California. She has an eleven year old son named Jake Mates, although she says the Animorph leader is not named after him. In 2003 she and her husband, Michael Grant, her co-author on many projects including Animorphs, adopted their daughter, Julia, in China.[citation needed] Following the end of Animorphs, Applegate took three years off. She is back at work and has written a picture book called "The Buffalo Storm," a middle reader novel called "Home of the Brave," and an early chapters series "Roscoe Riley Rules" with Harper Collins....more


Average rating: 3.89 · 213,927 ratings · 11,802 reviews · 219 distinct works · Similar authors
The One and Only Ivan
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4.22 of 5 stars 4.22 avg rating — 37,657 ratings — published 2011 — 25 editions
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The Invasion (Animorphs, #1)
3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 6,172 ratings — published 1996 — 24 editions
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Beach Blondes: June Dreams,...
4.14 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 3,909 ratings — published 2008 — 6 editions
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The Visitor (Animorphs, #2)
3.75 of 5 stars 3.75 avg rating — 4,369 ratings — published 1996 — 22 editions
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The Encounter (Animorphs, #3)
3.79 of 5 stars 3.79 avg rating — 4,012 ratings — published 1996 — 22 editions
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The Message (Animorphs, #4)
3.79 of 5 stars 3.79 avg rating — 3,831 ratings — published 1996 — 21 editions
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The Capture (Animorphs, #6)
3.82 of 5 stars 3.82 avg rating — 3,607 ratings — published 1997 — 15 editions
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The Alien (Animorphs, #8)
3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 3,365 ratings — published 1997 — 16 editions
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The Predator (Animorphs, #5)
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3.77 of 5 stars 3.77 avg rating — 3,293 ratings — published 1996 — 16 editions
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The Stranger (Animorphs, #7)
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“You can't have real pain without real love. You can't feel grief and loss and hurt without real love. Love is the only way you can ever be really hurt deep down.”
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“Yes," he said. "You were strong. You were brave. You were good. You mattered.”
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Stella  ☢FAYZ☢ Chen Ah~ I'm sure excited about Endling!


Stella  ☢FAYZ☢ Chen Sad to hear about Ivan D:. I'm so glad you were able to write The One and Only Ivan.


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