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The Capture (Animorphs #6)

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It was really bad when Jake found out his older brother was one of them. It was even worse when Tobias stayed in his morph too long. But nothing compares to the horror the Animorphs are about to face. Nothing.
Jake and the other Animorphs have a feeling they know where the Yeerks' new base is located. And they've found out how to get in - how many people will really notice
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Mass Market Paperback, 154 pages
Published February 1997 by Scholastic Paperbacks (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
Jan 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
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
Apr 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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
Feb 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
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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
Jul 08, 2016 rated it liked it
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
Jan 04, 2010 rated it really liked it
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
May 05, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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Jenny Clark
Jan 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
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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Julie
May 06, 2008 rated it it was amazing
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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