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The Capture: Musuh Dalam Selimut (Animorphs #6)

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Keadaan sudah cukup buruk ketika Jake mendapati kakaknya salah satu dari mereka. Bahkan lebih buruk lagi saat Tobias terlalu lama dalam wujud morph. Namun tidak ada yang lebih mengerikan dari apa yang akan mereka hadapi sekarang. Tak satupun.

Jake dan Animorph lain mengetahui lokasi baru tempat perkumpulan rahasia Yeerk. Dan menemukan cara menyusup ke dalamnya -- berapa ban
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Paperback, 149 pages
Published 1998 by PT Gramedia Pustaka Utama (first published January 1st 1997)
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Ashley
The introductions to these characters are over, so now it's time to get real, I guess. With POV books from all the characters excepting Ax* in the bag, these kids are now all in on the fight against the Yeerks, even if they're not really sure what that means at this point. Sure, they've had some harrowing experiences (this whole thing was started with an alien brutally murdering another in front of them, after all), but they're kids, and so they don't yet know what it *really* means to fight a w ...more
Nikki
Feb 14, 2016 Nikki rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The major story stuff doesn't start until halfway through the book, but man, this book gets a bit dark. It looks at what it's like to be enslaved by a yeerk and it totally raises the stakes of the series. All the characters are just so on point and I love this series!
Ben Babcock
Are you ready for this?

Guys, are you ready for this?

It doesn’t matter what you answered. You are not ready for this. None of the preceding five books could prepare us for The Capture.

See, the Yeerks have built a shiny new hospital that they have staffed with Controllers. That way, they can infect the people who go there for treatment—including powerful people, like the state governor, who might one day be the President of the United States. Yikes! So the Animorphs come up with a plan to infiltra
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Dichotomy Girl
Mar 14, 2016 Dichotomy Girl rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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In Animorphs Book #6: The Capture, Jake and the Animorphs find out that the Yeerks are taking over a local hospital in the hopes of infesting the future President of the United States. They decide to shut the operation (pun HA HA) down but in doing so, Jake gets infested with a Yeerk and becomes a Controller.

Jake doesn’t actually get infested until well past the half-way mark. The Yeerk who infests him is pretty damned stupid and/or arrogant and thinks he
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Trin
Jake gets taken by a Yeerk! I've been reading too many romance novels and am uncomfortable about how I phrased that!!!

Ever since The Worst Bestsellers pitched the idea for a gritty Animorphs Netflix reboot, I keep picturing how I would write scenes and plot points for this TV adaptation no one has hired me to do and that doesn't exist.

To start with, I was disappointed that (view spoiler)
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Nikki
Oh, gross, the one with the roaches and the flies, and the Yeerk in Jake's head. That's really the most interesting thing about this book: getting a glimpse of the Yeerks from the inside, in a way. Jake learning all about the Yeerk as he dies. It's one good way, along with having an Andalite on the team, to have them learn about the enemy, another good way for them to learn what to do. And something like this was bound to happen sooner or later, and sooner or later it'd have to be dealt with.

The
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Janelle Dazzlepants
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Julie
Another one that I remember so, so vividly -- I can't believe how great these early books are, and the places they go so early on -- because the premise is just so chilling and great. Congrats, kids: your main character and the very leader of your resistance has been infested with a Yeerk!

The last part of this book is so focused on interiority, for obvious reasons, as Jake becomes a prisoner in his own head. And it also bowls me over with Jake feelings, Tom feelings, and freakin' Yeerk feelings,
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Jenni
May 15, 2016 Jenni rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have to say K.A. Applegate does such a masterful job coming up with different suspenseful situations for these kids to get into. This one is one of my favorite situations so far.
Brendan J Lewis-Aunko
Jake gets Toms yeerk.
Stephanie
Well, we've always known there's a lot of danger to the missions the Animorphs take on ... but never has it hit quite so close to home. If Jake, or anyone else for that matter, had any doubts left about if what they were doing was worth it, I would say that this squashes them like a bug. (No, no Animorph-bug squashing actually happened, thankfully!)

It was interesting to get to see inside the head of a Controller, and see just how the Yeerks may interact with their host. In a way, it almost 'huma
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Whitney
During a mission to hinder the Yeerks' plan, something goes awry that puts the Animorphs in jeopardy: a Yeerk gains control of Jake. Now they must fight the Yeerk that controls their friend and leader.

Plot

After discovering the Yeerks’ newest plot to gain power on Earth, the Animorphs rush in to stop them, but this time with some complications.

I really liked The Capture, if my five-star rating was any indication, and it was for the plot. Specifically, the section where Jake has the Yeerk in his h
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Jenny Clark
Jan 14, 2017 Jenny Clark rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: childrens, animorphs

Close encounter of the Yeerk kind here. This one really showed what exactly they were fighting for, and what it's like to be a Controller. The Yeerk's death was rather creepy, though there is no real humanity to them as of yet. More really good descriptions of the morphs and the animal senses and instincts. Some growth, as they are starting to plan and think big, and actually try the morphs first. Some signs of stress and strain from everything they have gone through as well. More grades slippin
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Amalia Dillin
Dec 17, 2016 Amalia Dillin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Wow. I thought this adventure took place a little deeper into the series, but.

Again we have a pretty great juxtaposition of the personal inner conflict (Jake not wanting to endanger his brother, but still feeling compelled to fight a battle that might end badly for Tom) and the greater mission against the yeerks (disrupting their plan to take over a hospital and start infesting hosts that way) is blended nicely. It's something I'm much more aware of on this reread, and never picked up on as a k
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Sam Julian
Oct 13, 2016 Sam Julian rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Pretty awesome moment in Animorphs-- this is the first glimpse we get into the minds of the Yeerks. It's got a completely different format from the previous books (there is no 'final' mission, or even a traditional climax), which is unique and interesting. Ultimately I was a little disappointed by the end result.

Applegate has always stopped short of showing the true darkness of the world (it is a kid's book after all) but this time I really felt like there was a major plot hold that went unaddr
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Kelsey
This one was cool. We get some insight into the yeerks, and the pacing was very good.
Swankivy
Aug 05, 2014 Swankivy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Finally . . . HAHAHA! Jake gets captured by the Yeerks! That one is AWESOME! It's great how this book will go where you think it won't . . . whenever something terrible happens in a kids' book, you start to respect the author and realize none of your favorites are safe just because this is kiddie lit. . . .

Notable moments and inconsistencies:

This book contains an inconsistency; Jake's narration refers to Chapman as "the most important Controller we know," but considering in the previous book the
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Almira
Jake - 1
Visser Three - 0

Narrator: Jake

Here we see Jake's character depth. And my respect for him is now higher than ever.

The Animorphs had started to discover that they aren't just fighting for humanity. Some of them had personal reasons now. Marco, who was at first very against this whole business of saving the earth, had discovered that his mom's Visser One. And then Jake, has a brother who was taken in by the Yeerks as a controller.

Jake had a lot of sacrifices in this part. First, he turned i
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Jennifer Rayment
Jake's Review: This book is the most boring of the series so far, because there wasn't any exciting stuff in it. They did way to much talking and not enough fighting. I would have changed the story so when a Morph thought talked to a human the human could actually thought talk back to the morph. My favorite character is Ax because he is like the last living Andalite and that is pretty cool. I kinda feel sad for Marco because he doesn't have a Mom because she died (Mom's note: What is this a Disn ...more
Julie Decker
Aug 05, 2014 Julie Decker rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Animorphs need to investigate a hospital that appears to be involved in yet another plot of the Yeerks, so they morph roaches to spy on a meeting and find out what's up. Visser Three visits in human morph to announce that the governor of their state is going to be coming to the hospital for minor surgery, and that they plan to infest the governor at that time. The group goes to the hospital in housefly morphs and attempts to cause a hiccup that will prevent the governor's infestation, but th ...more
Katie
This book is in Jake's point of view again, restarting the cycle of character perspectives for each book. I thought I remembered reading a book in Ax's point of view, but for now it seems they're sticking with the human Animorphs.

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Alan Gilfoy
Jul 13, 2014 Alan Gilfoy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"Great on emotional and tactical grounds"

This one really highlighted how not wanting to harm Tom limits the Animorphs' actions. The whole book had a great blend of emotional rollercoasters and strategic information on the war.

I remember the governor is important later in the series, but that it's Madame Governor, and this one was mentioned as male. Maybe this one did get elected President, or at least gave up the governorship in the attempt. Also, I feel it's additional evidence that the Animorp
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Jen
Mar 06, 2015 Jen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I think one of the reasons I loved the Animorphs so much as a kid (and seem to be loving them still) is that they pull no punches. Now that all of the main characters are established and everybody (except Ax) has had a chance to narrate a book, we return to Jake and up the stakes--he becomes, briefly, a Controller. And not just a Controller. A Controller controlled by the very Yeerk who was controlling his brother.
That's a bit far-fetched, to be sure, but Applegate makes it work. She delves into
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Fry
This book was from Jake's point of view. The Yeerks have set up at a local hospital where patients that check in, check out with an infestation. An influential governor is set to go under the knife for a quiet and unpublicized surgery. The governor will soon be running for President. And so, the Animorphs must stop the infestation.

They morph flies in order to be able to do this, and all pretty much goes to plan. They infiltrate the hosptial without people freaking out too much. They find the min
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Lym
Dec 09, 2011 Lym rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Noella
Jul 29, 2016 Noella rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Capture strays away from the usual pattern the previous books have taken. The story focuses on Jake's character, his brother Tom and the Yeerk which has been controlling his brother. The Animorphs discover (view spoiler) ...more
Jeff_§of2014
This book is about Jake, an animorph trying to live his life. His brother was infected with a parasite, a Yeerk, a ‘superior’ race that wanted to take over the Earth. His brother, Tom, had meetings occasionally where the Yeerks would share news and act as if they were just boy and girl scouts getting together for a meeting. In reality, this was there time to feed the Yeerks, every one of them had to be exposed to rays every three days in order to stay alive. So Jake sneaks into the enemy territo ...more
Amantha
2.5/5 Children's books these days are too tame. Seriously, the Animorphs series dealt with some ridiculously twisted concepts.

This one was not really one of my favourites as a kid. It's not really one of my favourites now either, but for slightly different reasons. There were some things that just didn't make sense. Like when the Yeerk uses Jake's morphing ability to morph into an ant to try to escape, what happens to the Yeerk? Does it shrink too? Does it become part of the ant's brain in some
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Kristen
Apr 08, 2013 Kristen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: library, childrens, sci-fi
This was an interesting book. It made the enemies more personal, and...not. They are utterly, utterly alien, and completely evil to boot. I had been hoping that this book was going to make them more sympathetic, more complicated.

It didn't. Not even a little. Yeah, ok, they feel fear too. Whoop-de-doo. By the time the fear comes around you just want the jerk slug to shrivel up and die. You don't get any sort of sympathy for it. Maybe they will in the future, maybe not.

Maybe imposing a huge mora
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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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