Animorphs #37: The Weakness,
This review is from: Animorphs #37: The Weakness (Paperback)
When I read The Weakness, I was in a good mood and happened to have liked the action and recklessness portrayed by Rachel in the book. Morphing cheetahs was very well described ; this was the falsgship of the book. But it still could have been worse. And while we see that Rachel is pure anger and recklessness, we see that from time to time one of the Animorph characters breaks through. It is not one of the best of the series, and it is not well written either. But at certain points of the
book you feel the beauty of what it's like to be a cheetah, roaming through savannah and running beside the enemy to catch him. However this part is in the beginning, making the main plot go to waste in the second and third chapter. But while it's there it's still vivid in your mind. I was looking forward to this book and was a little disappointed in Animorphs #37 ; but it could have been worse, and it is still worth buying. The cover itself is a masterpiece. So if you want action, I recommend this book, but if you want suspense, read the next few books. Books like #38 The Arrival and #39 The Hidden really had you going to find out what happens ; a book like #37 The Weakness isn't like that, but the book itself is meaningful in one lesson : the value of trust. In order to be a team you need to be able to trust your teammates, and while Rachel made several mistakes taking Jake's place as leader, she learned what trust was and that being the leader isn't just guts and glory. It's about making decisions that mean the difference between life...and death.