Maximum Ride: Book summary and reviews of Maximum Ride by James Patterson

Maximum Ride

School's Out Forever

By James Patterson

Maximum Ride
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  • Published in USA  May 2006,
    416 pages.
    Age range: Children


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The Angel Experiment was just a test drive... Now, brace yourself for the MAXIMUM ride! James Patterson shifts high action into overdrive in this eagerly awaited follow-up to his #1 New York Times bestseller.

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"[J]ust like a soap opera, it relies heavily on melodrama until the very end, whereupon readers discover that very little has actually happened. The story is disappointingly anticlimactic and violent. Still, it does have some appeal–the children continually outmaneuver their attackers without permanent damage." - School Library Journal

"Fans of the first book will be delighted with this continuation of the story, even though the book leaves the fate of the flock wide open." - Booklist

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James Patterson Author Biography

After initially being turned down by twenty-six publishers, Patterson's first novel, The Thomas Berryman Number (1976), was published and went on to win the Edgar Award for Best First Mystery Novel. However, it was not until the success of Along Came A Spider (1992) that the former chairman of advertising company J. W. Thompson left to take up writing full time. 

As of 2006 it was estimated that he has sold about 130 million books worldwide.  In North America alone he sold 12 million copies in 2006.  In 2005 he had five consecutive #1 New York Times bestselling hardcovers and is the first author to simultaneously hold the #1 spot on both the New York Times adult and children's bestseller lists.

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