Now Rachel, the other Animorphs and Ax, have a new weapon against the Yeerks which sounds good but is not because it means another trip to the Yeerk pool. And the possibility of running into Visser Three. And of not being able to get back up to the surface. The Animorphs and Ax have taken chances before and been very lucky. But this time their luck might run out.
I feel that this book would be a whole lot better regarded if the device that this book revolves around was something other than oatmeal. Given how seriously the rest of the book treats itself, I would imagine that if the drug the book utilizes was something less absolutely out there, the fanbase as a whole would consider it one of the defining points of how dark the Animorphs series can be because this book genuinely gets dark at points.
It’s one of the books that — if you look past the fact that ‘it’s oatmeal’ shows the lows that the Animorphs have to go to for the sake of winning their war.
I love seeing this maturation of the Animorphs as a team. Visser Three is a formidable threat, but he can be beaten. He can be outsmarted and outmaneuvered—and that’s exactly what they do here. Amidst the seriousness of The Underground’s main plot, we see a glimmer of hope for the future.
This book is kind of dark and serious but it gets really interesting at a point. I really enjoyed reading it however, there were some parts in the book that might be too disturbing for some of the readers. I would recommend this book for children above the age of 10.