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K.A. Applegate

13 Podcast Episodes

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Visser by K.A. Applegate

Shelf Aware Podcast

Welcome back, Literary Slummers, to another Morph Monday episode of Shelf Aware! This week, we're kind of reading To Kill a Mockingbird, I guess? Anyway, here's the excellent follow up to one of the most garbage books in the series. Is it a middle grade scifi book? Or is it a courtroom drama? Either way, this book is so fucking good. Join us next week for the last book in Anna's military sci-fi unit! A very special thank you to Ben Cope for our theme song! Check out his YouTube channel: youtube.com/fretwiz.Twitter: @shelfawarecast, @amdeebee, @emnotelizaEmail: shelfawarecast @ gmail

56mins

22 Mar 2021

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Animorphs: The Proposal by K.A. Applegate

Shelf Aware Podcast

Welcome back, Literary Slummers, to another Morph Monday episode of Shelf Aware! This week, we’re reading yet another Marco POV involving angst about his Yeerk mom. We’ve got stress-induced morphing problems, a useless villain of the week, and a nonsensical plan to take care of said villain. The only good thing about this one is that it intros the next book in the series. Of.Join us next week for another book in Em’s unit on the great detective trope! A very special thank you to Ben Cope for our theme song! Check out his YouTube channel: youtube.com/fretwiz.Twitter: @shelfawarecast, @amdeebee, @emnotelizaEmail: shelfawarecast @ gmail

57mins

8 Mar 2021

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Animorphs: The Prophecy by K.A. Applegate

Shelf Aware Podcast

Welcome back, Literary Slummers, to another Morph Monday episode of Shelf Aware! This week, we're reading a Cassie POV with the most irrelevant title and confusing tagline. We've also got Arn, Hork-Bajir, and the Bandalites on a whole new (to them) planet. Join us next week for the first book in a new listener-slubmitted unit!A very special thank you to Ben Cope for our theme song! Check out his YouTube channel: youtube.com/fretwiz.Twitter: @shelfawarecast, @amdeebee, @emnotelizaEmail: shelfawarecast @ gmail

58mins

22 Feb 2021

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Animorphs: The Illusion by K.A. Applegate

Shelf Aware Podcast

cw: Torture, self-harm, child abuse, child neglect, bullyingWelcome back, Literary Slummers, to another Morph Monday episode of Shelf Aware! This week, we've been given a break from the monotonous middle books of the series with this very dark Tobias POV. Tobias struggles with identity and girlfriend problems. All set to a soundtrack written by the Goo Goo Dolls. Join us next week for the second book in Anna's military sci-fi series!A very special thank you to Ben Cope for our theme song! Check out his YouTube channel: youtube.com/fretwiz.Twitter: @shelfawarecast, @amdeebee, @emnotelizaEmail: shelfawarecast @ gmail

55mins

8 Feb 2021

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Ep057 The Invasion (Animorphs) by K.A. Applegate

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The Invasion by K.A. Applegate (Book 1 Animorphs) Continuing our series on middle-grade fiction, we discuss many readers’ first science fiction book: The Invasion, book one of the Animorphs series. The series follows a collection of young adults as they are forced on a mission to save the world from brain-controlling slugs! The ability these youngsters have to fight off these aliens is the ability to morph, to change. The Invasion (Animorphs book 1) is the second book in our series of young speculative fiction, join us in two weeks when we discuss The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket. Episode Discussion Narrative voice. The Invasion is first person within the head of Jake, the often described leader of the group of Animorphs. The jarring nature of the voice in Jake’s head, quasi-journal and quasi-inner monologue leads a different type of taste in Reid and Isaac’s memory. Succinct Plot. In a short number of words the world building, conflict, setting, and characters are set up and ready to be explored for the remainder of the series. Consequences. Actions have consequences in this series, and that no character is immune from their actions. Actions done by these characters actually change and interact with the world around them.

38mins

1 Feb 2021

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Animorphs: The Separation by K.A. Applegate

Shelf Aware Podcast

Animorphs: The Separation by K.A. Applegate by Anna and Em

51mins

25 Jan 2021

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Animorphs: The Conspiracy by K.A. Applegate

Shelf Aware Podcast

Welcome back, Literary Slummers, to another Morph Monday episode of Shelf Aware! This week, we're reading book #31, The Conspiracy. A Jake POV. And the Morph Fatigue is hitting Anna pretty hard. Will Jake be able to save his older brother from the Yeerks? Or will Jake slide closer to the dark side? And don't worry, our fearless leader IS able to sneak in a cockroach morph. Join us next week for the final book in our Weird Western unit!A very special thank you to Ben Cope for our theme song! Check out his YouTube channel: youtube.com/fretwiz.Twitter: @shelfawarecast, @amdeebee, @emnotelizaEmail: shelfawarecast @ gmail

43mins

11 Jan 2021

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Animorphs: The Attack by K.A. Applegate

Shelf Aware Podcast

Welcome back, Literary Slummers, to another Morph Monday episode of Shelf Aware! This week we're discussing another surprisingly good Jake POV. We've got lore dumps, we've got new alien races (and a lot of questions about their shopping guild), and we've even got some kissing. Are you #TeamJassie or #TeamCarco?Join us next week for the second book in Em's haunted house unit! A very special thank you to Ben Cope for our theme song! Check out his YouTube channel: youtube.com/fretwiz.Twitter: @shelfawarecast, @amdeebee, @emnotelizaEmail: shelfawarecast @ gmail

54mins

19 Oct 2020

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Animorphs: The Threat by K.A. Applegate

Shelf Aware Podcast

Welcome back, Literary Slummers, to another episode of Shelf Aware, the podcast where we gush about our favorite middle grade sci-fi series: Animorphs! This week, we’re discussing the second book in the David Trilogy. What is David’s secret? What kind of name is Saddler? And will the Animorphs be able to save the president? The importance of some of these questions may surprise you.Join us next week as we wrap up Anna’s unit on royal romances.A very special thank you to Ben Cope for our theme song! Check out his YouTube channel: youtube.com/fretwiz.Twitter: @shelfawarecast, @amdeebee, @emnotelizaEmail: shelfawarecast @ gmailInstagram: @shelfawarecast

57mins

27 Jul 2020

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Animorphs: The Escape by K.A. Applegate

Shelf Aware Podcast

Welcome back, Literary Slummers, to another episode of Shelf Aware, the podcast where we gush about the best middle-grade sci-fi series ever: Animorphs. This week, the Bandalites ruin the reputation of a local business, are reunited with a character we thought would never return, and get their brains drilled by the Yeerks. Join us next week for the final episode in Anna’s Robinsonade unit.A very special thank you to Ben Cope for our theme song! Check out his YouTube channel: youtube.com/fretwiz.Twitter: @shelfawarecast, @amdeebee, @emnotelizaEmail: shelfawarecast @ gmailInstagram: @shelfawarecast

51mins

20 Apr 2020

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