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Wow! I wish we could make this letter required reading for everyone over age 12. So much of the violence that goes on in this world (although by no means all) is because of the glamorization of war and killing in books, video games and the media. Add to it the unrealistic expectations of children raised with no disappointment or realistic sense and you have a mess! And boy do we have a mess.

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Very well expressed. Thank you!!

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I can't really imagine what it would feel like to be author of the Animorphs series, but I have so much respect for the confidence and gun-sticking. I feel like this would give me an existential crisis.

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WELL DONE YOU. Thank you for a 'grounding' for every age.

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Wow, now that is a letter!

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Tremendous stuff

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Phew!! I’ve got chills!

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Total admiration for the author - how dare any reader be annoyed at the outcome of a story? Writing is meant to garner a range of reactions, not just gratify. Fiction after all is based on real life.

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Brilliant on every level.

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What a fantastic and powerfully written letter. Good for Applegate!

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Wow, this letter! I've never read Animorphs, but I remember always seeing them in bookstores I'd visit while growing up.

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Holy COW this is good.

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