Publication Date: April 1, 2007 | Age Level: 12 and up | Grade Level: 5 and up
In James Patterson's blockbuster series, fourteen-year-old Maximum Ride, better known as Max, knows what it's like to soar above the world. She and all the members of the "flock"--Fang, Iggy, Nudge, Gasman and Angel--are just like ordinary kids--only they have wings and can fly. It may seem like a dream come true to some, but their lives can morph into a living nightmare at any time...like when Angel, the youngest member of the flock, is kidnapped and taken back to the "School" where she and the others were experimented on by a crew of wack jobs. Her friends brave a journey to blazing hot Death Valley, CA, to save Angel, but soon enough, they find themselves in yet another nightmare--this one involving fighting off the half-human, half-wolf "Erasers" in New York City. Whether in the treetops of Central Park or in the bowels of the Manhattan subway system, Max and her adopted family take the ride of their lives. Along the way Max discovers from her old friend and father-figure Jeb--now her betrayed and greatest enemy--that her purpose is save the world--but can she?
About the Author
James Patterson is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of many books, including 4th of July, Honeymoon, Suzanne's Diary For Nicholas, and the Alex Cross series of thrillers. More than 100 million of his books are in print, making him one of the top-selling writers of all time.
Imagine 6 kids, mostly human with a touch of bird as the result of an experiment gone wrong while they battle and try to find the secret to the School, the evil empire that has done them wrong. This story, which I imagine is directed at boys and trying to make a dent in all the young adult dystopian novels aimed primarily at girls, does make some epic reading. The dialogue is decent and there is a lot of adventure but I am not a fan of overly descriptive stories and that is where this one lost me. If it could have been condensed a bit, it would have been a home run with me for sure, instead it only got me to third.
My countdown to the end of the series continues! Every Friday, I will feature a book in the Maximum Ride series and will have a few more giveaways as well!
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