Elfangor's story is similar to the Animorph one as it is also a coming of age story, but I enjoyed Elfangor's perspective and commentry immensly.The look into the Andalite culture along with the Taxxons, Horik-Bajir, and Yeerks was enlightening and make them much more realistic characters. I liked how Applegate didn't gloss over the darker side of the Andalites and presented the other aliens in a different light. I especially liked how we got to interact with more aliens and cultures, and that they were not the boring, cardboard cut-out copies modled after some human society. Applegate really tried to branch out and make her races, not only alien, but diverse.Different opinions and ideas come from the same species.It makes things not so simple and a lot more realistic.Then again, Animorphs was always good at dealing with tough issues of morality and such.
The human involvement can be taken two ways, either as a bit too coincidental or seen as Ellimist intervention again.
Overall, I really liked this book.
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