The Predator (Animorphs Book 5)
To make matters worse, Marco’s dad has been extremely affected by his wife and Marco’s mother’s death. This can be understandable up to a point, but Marco’s father has slipped into such a deep depression that he has quit his successful job as an engineer, taken odd jobs that provide little financial support for his son, and has become emotionally distant. In effect, it is as if both of Marco’s parents have died.
“The Predator” explores situations in which the child becomes the parent and caregiver in the family. This is clearly a strain on Marco and sheds light onto how Marco’s witty behavior is used as a defense to cover up the sadness he feels from his distraught home life. This is yet another Animorphs book that provides important lessons for young readers while also providing intergalactic entertainment at the same time.
Explores how parental death can affect children.
A surprising twist at the end!