The extraordinary conclusion to the best-selling Animorphs series. Jake, Rachel, Tobias, Cassie, Marco, and Ax know that even if they could have warned people in the beginning, no one would have believed their story. A story about an invasion of parasitic aliens. So, for all this time, Jake, the other Animorphs, and Ax have secretly fought a desperate battle. Secretly held the Yeerks at bay. But those days are over. And there are no more secrets. It comes down to the final battle between the Yeerks and Animorphs. And no one knows who will win, lose, or live . . .
By Ryan Lohner - May 24, 2001
I wanted to like this book. However, this was definately not a good ending for the series. It ended with everything haging, which was really NOT COOL. The same thing happened with Everworld, and I hope to God KA doesn't do this with Remnants. What would have made a much better ending in my opinion would be to have the entire book be the last battle, and then just little snippets of what happened afterward. WHERE ARE THE PARENTS? The Animorphs spent so much time saving them, and they just dissapear! Everyone was out of character. Marco was about as shallow as you can get,, Tobias left the woman he has been searching for since birth, and Cassie and Jake broke up so she could be with some guy named Ronnie! As bad as that last one would be, what makes it even worse is that in 53 Jake said he was thinking about marrying Cassie, and they suddenly break up. Sorry to rant like this; it just makes me mad that such a great series has such a mediocre and implausible ending
another misunderstood masterpiece
By Goldeneye - April 16, 2006
Recently, I just happened to stumble upon my old book collection and found "The Beginning", along with my other Animorphs books from long ago; a series that, despite the special place it held in my heart throughout childhood, I had begun to forget about.
For some reason I decided to re-read "The Beginning", and the familiar beloved memories of the series came rushing back to me after all those years. The themes of war and sacrifice, the emotional attachment, the standard characters and plot; things I had forgotten. I suddenly remembered how incredibley good Animorphs really was for a so-called "children's series".
This dramatic finale is not entirely flawless; there are ways it could have been richer in plot and character development. But the author is not trying to make this into another rockem-sockem franchise where the good guys kick some butt and then celebrate down at the pub. This book is about war. Plain and simple. The effects of war, sacrifices, and loss... read more
By Kris - June 23, 2001
I thought this book was awful! It has no real ending. Instead, the story just stops. K.A. stops this book in the middle of a battle, and does not finish it! I have been a fan of Animorphs since the first book, The Invasion, came out many years ago. In all that time I have never found somthing I disaprove of as strongly as I do the ending to this series. I find it hard to beleive the K.A. would just leave of hanging, but she did. I don't see what is so hard about ending a series that she has worked so hard to conclude. I find it hard to beleive that I have read 54 regular books, 4 megamorphs, 2 alternitive animorphs, and many other books for it not to end. I don't see how anyone can justify the way she left us filled with questions that will never be answered. If anyone beleives they can justify her actions, please feel free to explain it to me. For anyone who agrees with me, there is a letter posted..., that was written by K.A. to her fans. I think anyone who disliked the... read more
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