The Island of Dr. Moreau (1896)

body horroroh my, yes
violence toward animalsdefinitely
Bechdel-Wallace testfailed
Mako Mori testfailed
X was the real YIt turns out humanity was the real manimal.

Oops, this wasn't an Animporphs book.

Reading H.G. Wells novels is kind of weird since I already know most of the plot (as it turns out I had the plot slightly backwards).

This book turned out to be very brutal, which makes sense since it's about animal vivisection. As such, it's not exactly a fun read but I do think it was pretty decent. I still would probably read one of Wells other works instead.