K.A. Applegate, from The Invasion
I obviously saw this quote from the-final-sentence, but wanted to repost it so that it would land into the Animorphs tag, since reblogged posts don’t make it in. (Reblog the original though and show some more love for Animorphs!)
But, can we talk about this though? Like for real.
This final line is just the ending of Book 1 of 52+. And this is just after these teenagers (with attitude. Elfangor, recruit teenage idiots with attitude and a death wish) have been told the Earth is being invaded by aliens who you can’t see because they take over humans and who can you even trust? (Nobody. That’s who.) And they begrudgingly accept this power and responsibility to fight. And their first rescue mission? IS A COMPLETE DISASTER.
Like way to go protagonists. How do you manage that? You’re the effing protagonists.
Because it’s war. That’s why. You win some; you lose some. It doesn’t always go smoothly. And K.A. Applegate never shied away from this.
And after the horrors of almost being trapped in the enemy base, having one of your own forever stuck as a bird, and only managing to rescue one person who wasn’t even the main person you were after, what do these kids do?
Keep fighting until their reinforcements arrive, whenever they do. “Until then, we fight.”
"If you’re going through hell, keep going."