The Predator by Katherine Applegate

The Predator

Animorphs #5

Katherine Applegate with Ramón de Ocampo (Narrator)

fiction childrens fantasy middle grade science fiction emotional medium-paced

3 hours, 11 minutes | first published 1996


Marco never wanted to be an Animorph. He didn't want the ability to change into any animal he touches. And he certainly didn't want to be one of a handful of kids that are the planet's only defense against a secret alien army. His friends know why...
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adventurous 100%
emotional 77%
tense 77%
dark 55%
sad 55%
funny 33%
hopeful 33%
informative 11%
inspiring 11%
lighthearted 11%
reflective 11%


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medium 11%

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Strong character development?

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