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Things were already really weird. Fighting aliens. Battling to save Earth. And still trying to be normal. Marco, the other Animorphs, and Ax are almost used to it. Almost. But things are changing. The Yeerk invastion of Earth started out passively. Secretly. But now, everything seems to be stepped up. Even Marco's father is talking about some top secret project at his job.

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Paperback, 144 pages
Published September 2000 by Scholastic Paperbacks (first published August 31st 2000)
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Julie
Dec 18, 2015 Julie rated it it was amazing
Ghostwriter: Ellen Geroux, who is hitting it out of the ballpark!

This book, in one word: GAMECHANGER. Long drawn-out storylines finally come to fruition, and the war takes a massive leap forward. Marco's father is on the verge of inventing Zero-space transmissions at his workplace, which places him right in the crosshairs for infestation. (This also follows nicely from #10 The Android, when his engineering work also brought him too-close to the Yeerks: the Animorphs managed to save him then, but
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Stephanie
Jan 28, 2016 Stephanie rated it it was amazing
Normally, I don’t mention the ghost-writers. But this is three for three knocked out of the park (in my opinion), and Ellen Geroux deserves some major kudos. The characterizations are spot-on, the plot executions solid, the tug-on-the-reader’s-emotions-and-force-them-to-really-think brought out in full, and in short, she has done an amazing job.

Though she had previously only done Tobias (twice) and Jake (once), and this is her first time writing Marco, you really could not tell. If I didn’t kno
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Nemo (Young Adult At Heart)
Marco and the Animorphs suspect the Yeerks will go after Marco’s father when he suddenly announces his engineering firm has discovered Zero-space. With little time to think, Marco acts to save his only family left – but then the Animorphs learn Visser One is being tried at the Yeerk Pool as a traitor. Can Marco rebuild the most important thing the Yeerks took from him – his family?

This book is where you can leap back in to the main story arc quite firmly without missing a lot from the previous b
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Amantha
Mar 29, 2015 Amantha rated it really liked it
This book marks the beginning of the end. Marco and his parents are officially dead to the world and in hiding, and things can only get worse from here.....
Almira
Sep 13, 2015 Almira rated it it was amazing
Holy. Why did I rate this 3 stars before? Why only 3 stars before? What's up younger me, what's up? You dumb? This is gold. As Jesse's friends would say, 'this the bomb yo'. XD

Friendly reminder that Marco dies in this book. Officially. With his whole "family".

Okay officially, as in, on paper. :]

Gods.

So both Marco's mom and dad knows about the Animorphs and their little hero, aww. Can he get an aww, because Marco totally deserves it. :] Visser One got killed, and Eva is back to being a regular hu
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Jen
Dec 22, 2015 Jen rated it it was amazing
OH MY HEART MARCO.

A goodly portion of this will have to be under a spoiler tag because I really want to freak out about how utterly painful and marvelous and well-written and awful this book is and I can't fully do that without giving some stuff away. But outside of spoilers, this book is amazing. It shatters the world that has been so carefully built over the past 40+ books in the series and drags the Animorphs out into the light of them knowing themselves as well as the other people in their
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Lo
Jun 11, 2015 Lo rated it really liked it
SOBBING.
Julie Decker
Aug 07, 2014 Julie Decker rated it really liked it
Shortly after finding out that his dad discovered Z-space at work, Marco finds himself caught in a nightmare. His father is kidnapped for infestation, and Marco is very close to not getting there in time to stop it. He has to fight off the Yeerks and get his dad to safety, and ends up having to let his dad in on the secret of the war he's been fighting. Soon his dad knows everything: that Earth is under attack, what the Yeerks and Andalites are about, what Marco's role is in all this, and the fa ...more
Caitlin
Wow. Just wow. My heart was in my throat the whole time. What a "conclusion" to the Marco storyline. I'm scared to go forward. I know it's only going to get better, but so much worse from here on out.
alternBRUNO°°
Mar 15, 2015 alternBRUNO°° rated it it was amazing
I couldn't keep my eyes out of this one. It is, by far, one of the best books from the whole saga. Marco's evolution both as a character and slowly becoming this balanced fighter it more than I can ask for. Furthermore, family's involvement is crucial in this part of the main arc, so close to the ending of the series starting to wrapping all the stories, I sense a main event. This is the most exciting part for me in most of the stories organised as sagas, when all the isolated and loose threads ...more
Swankivy
Aug 07, 2014 Swankivy rated it really liked it
What're they supposed to do when humans start discovering weird stuff about space-time on their own, just when it's going to muck things up for those who are using it to Earth's benefit? Oh you Earth scientists. Ahem. Marco's dad. o_O Seriously, was this accident coincidence?

Notable moments and inconsistencies:

This book is ghostwritten by Ellen Geroux.

Marco finally expresses some semblance of sulkiness over being the only romantically single human Animorph in this book, against the backdrop of h
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Alex
Aug 22, 2014 Alex rated it really liked it
Well, here we go. I'm nearing the end of the series and everything is starting to happen quickly. I have no idea what is coming up next or how this will all end, but I'm both excited and nervous to find out.

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Safraz
Mar 03, 2016 Safraz rated it really liked it
"Finally, progress!" That's pretty much the only reaction I could have to this breath of fresh air after the string of increasingly inane one-offs the series had subjected me to. Stuff finally starts happening, and I couldn't be happier. It's a Marco book too, so we get our usual dose of moral ambiguity in the form of an arguably unnecessary sacrifice. Good times.
Mariam
Nothing will be the same now. This is it. The beginning on an end. I don't think there will be any kind of normalcy after this. Just war. I'm both excited and terrified. Marco's family situation is ever so complicated. I wonder if others will trust their parents with truth any time soon.
(I'm conflicted about my favourite aliens. Chee or Hork-Bajir?)
Bonesy
Jul 29, 2011 Bonesy added it
This is pretty much where shit really starts to go down. Marco's dad discovers Z-space and therefore becomes a target for the Yeerks. Therefore, Marco has to rescue him and fill him in on all this Animorphs business. As you're reading it, you're basically thinking, "Wow, I can't believe this is actually happening". Oh yeah, you better believe it! It's too late to save Nora, but Marco ends up reuniting his parents. You're obviously rooting for Marco, who we've pitied throughout the entire series ...more
Timothy Boyd
Jan 24, 2016 Timothy Boyd rated it it was amazing
Fantastic SiFi series for a young reader. I enjoyed reading these with my daughter. The storyline is good and the plot interesting, wouldn't take much to make these great adult SiFi stories. Highly recommended
Katelynn
Jun 24, 2014 Katelynn rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favourite-books
That last line. I have goosebumps. The entire series has been building to this moment. We're in the third act now.
Maryann
Mar 05, 2011 Maryann rated it it was amazing
The turning point in the series when Marco is forced to choose, save his dad and expose the Animorph secret or let the Yeerks take him like they had his mother.
Marco's dad discovers zero-space; something that puts him on the Yeerk's dartboard and of course threatens the life of his family.
Ax is disgruntle that the humans had managed a huge leap in technology but he plays a part in re-assembling the device to send an SOS to the Andalites.
Visser One, the yeerk in Marco's mother is brought to tria
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Candice Giddings
Dec 05, 2015 Candice Giddings rated it it was amazing
Someone please tell me, since I haven't read the book . . . who is Visser Two??????????????
Renisse
Feb 11, 2014 Renisse rated it really liked it
yay for Marco
Paul
Oct 26, 2015 Paul rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2015
Review written: sometime before April 18, 2015

The Revelation by Katherine Applegate

Why I read it: My book club is reading the series right now.

Rating: 4/5

What I thought: The end is nigh, people, and it started with a bang! I don't want to say much more, but yeah, this is what they call a sea change, and I am all about it. :D
Jackie Krasuski
Jul 24, 2011 Jackie Krasuski rated it it was amazing
I do not know how I ever would have survived junior high without this fantastic science fiction series. Maybe the story quality went down as the book numbers got higher, but the idea that aliens were invading our planet secretly... it was almost good enough for a young teenager to believe.
Ashley
Jun 10, 2014 Ashley rated it really liked it
Shelves: sci-fi-fantasy, ya, war
This is it guys, the beginning of the end. This is the first time an Animorph's parents find out the truth, where the secret war starts to become known.

Good book, sad. All the losses really start to hit home from here on out, as if they hadn't before.
Tulsi
Oct 13, 2008 Tulsi rated it liked it
Probably the start of a turning point, where some characters loose a lot, and some start to gain a lot. Not my favourite book, but still a good read.
Katie K
Jan 24, 2016 Katie K rated it really liked it
My first sci-fi series growing up. It has shaped my reading style and is suggested to any one who likes YA fiction!
Christiana Sherrill
Jan 09, 2015 Christiana Sherrill rated it it was ok
And now Marco's dad is a target. Nooooo! Poor Marco.
Austin
Jun 09, 2010 Austin rated it it was amazing
This one is a real turning point in the series.
Lindsey
Jul 08, 2013 Lindsey rated it liked it
Heavy family business WOW heavy
Philip
Philip rated it liked it
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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 p ...more
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