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* AwesomeArt: [=DiTerlizzi=] does double duty as author and illustrator of all three books. It's clear he puts a lot of effort into both.

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* AwesomeArt: SugarWiki/AwesomeArt: [=DiTerlizzi=] does double duty as author and illustrator of all three books. It's clear he puts a lot of effort into both.



-->''Little one. Help. Help. Free. Me.''

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-->''Little --->''Little one. Help. Help. Free. Me.''


* TearJerker: [[spoiler:MUTHR's death scene. She [[TakingTheBullet took an energy beam blast aimed at Eva, costing her life.]] Eva spends a good chunk of the time trying to keep her functional , but MUTHR tells Eva not to worry about her, giving a SoProudOfYou speech in the process. Then she GoesOutWithASmile.]]

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* TearJerker: [[spoiler:MUTHR's death scene. She [[TakingTheBullet took an energy beam blast aimed at Eva, costing her life.]] Eva spends a good chunk of the time trying to keep her functional , but MUTHR tells Eva not to worry about her, giving a SoProudOfYou speech in the process. Then she GoesOutWithASmile.[[GoOutWithASmile dies with the mechanical equivalent of a smile]].]]


* AwesomeArt: [=DiTerlizzi=] does double duty as author and illustrator of all three books. It's clear he puts a lot of effort into both.
* CultClassic: The books are nowhere near as popular as [=DiTerlizzi=]'s [[Literature/TheSpiderwickChronicles other book series]], and is almost never brought up in literary discussions, but has won praise from the likes of [[Literature/TheHungerGames Suzanne Collins]] and [[Literature/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians Rick Riordan]], and is a favorite amongst those who ''have'' read it.



** The description of the taxidermy preparation process from later in the book can also be rather disturbing. [[spoiler:The infant water bear that Eva had just recently tried to communicate with is flash-frozen solid, leaving the bear as a permanent record of what its last action was before death. Then, a liquid is pumped into the tank, removing its flesh and leaving exposing the organs inside. And keep in mind, Eva, having been captured by Besteel at this point, almost joined it.]]

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** The description of the taxidermy preparation process from later in the book can is also be rather disturbing. [[spoiler:The infant water bear that Eva had just recently tried to communicate with is flash-frozen solid, leaving the bear as a permanent record of what its last action was before death. Then, a liquid is pumped into the tank, removing its flesh and leaving exposing the organs inside. And keep in mind, Eva, having been captured by Besteel at this point, almost joined it.]]
* TearJerker: [[spoiler:MUTHR's death scene. She [[TakingTheBullet took an energy beam blast aimed at Eva, costing her life.]] Eva spends a good chunk of the time trying to keep her functional , but MUTHR tells Eva not to worry about her, giving a SoProudOfYou speech in the process. Then she GoesOutWithASmile.
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* NightmareFuel: Otto's pleas for help to Eva can be very unsettling to read.

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* NightmareFuel: NightmareFuel:
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Otto's pleas for help to Eva can be very unsettling to read.


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** The description of the taxidermy preparation process from later in the book can also be rather disturbing. [[spoiler:The infant water bear that Eva had just recently tried to communicate with is flash-frozen solid, leaving the bear as a permanent record of what its last action was before death. Then, a liquid is pumped into the tank, removing its flesh and leaving exposing the organs inside. And keep in mind, Eva, having been captured by Besteel at this point, almost joined it.]]

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* NightmareFuel: Otto's pleas for help to Eva can be very unsettling to read.
-->''Little one. Help. Help. Free. Me.''
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