Friendly reminder that K A Applegate had anti-racist, anti-sexist, pro-nonbinary gender, pro-nonbinary sexuality, pro-environmental, and pro-tolerance messages in a book series aimed at children. She also encouraged readers to appreciate the goods things in their lives, find constructive ways to fight the bad things, and take comfort and courage from those quiet moments where everyone else thinks you’re defeated. She also also portrayed multiple religions respectfully and accurately. And if you don’t think that’s awesome, you can just get on out of my face.
And considering how violent Animorphs is, she depicted it in such a way that wasn’t glorified, but awful and terrifying and it affected the characters realistically - they experience guilt, PTSD, nightmares, adrenaline addiction, and depression at some point in the series.
#but not all the ghost writers got the memo