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Maximum Ride

The Angel Experiment

by James Patterson

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Maximum Ride by James Patterson
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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 genetically engineered by sinister scientists. 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?

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"[Patterson] delivers an action-packed cross between Gertrude Chandler Warner's Boxcar Children and Marvel Comics' X-Men." - Booklist

"The narrative alternates between Max's first-person point-of-view and that of the others in the third person, but readers don't get to know Max very well. The only major flaw is that the children sound like adults most of the time." - School Library Journal

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Jchonka

great book
The book was very inspirational, could happen in the future, the book is amazing!

Damaris

Great Book!!!
I LOVE this book! the series is amazing. I like all the Maximum Ride books.

Raetana S.

Maximum Ride Book Review
I thought that this book was pretty good, it was a very quick read for me, but then again, I read a lot for a 13 year old, I read this book in 1 day at Cannon Beach in Oregon. This book is good for people who like adventure and mystery. I would have to say that it`s only flaw is that some of the dialogue gets repetitive at times....anyways, James Patterson is a great author, He is one of my favorites. In fact, I am doing a project on him right now. So to recap, if you like adventure, and if you`ve ever dreamed of flying, then this is the book for you. :D

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James Patterson Author Biography

James Patterson has created more enduring fictional characters than any other novelist writing today with his Alex Cross, Michael Bennett, Women's Murder Club, Private, NYPD Red, Daniel X, Maximum Ride, and Middle School series. As of January 2016, he has sold over 350 million books worldwide and currently holds the Guinness World Record for the most #1 New York Times bestsellers. In addition to writing the thriller novels for which he is best known, he also writes children's, middle-grade, and young-adult fiction and is also the first author to have #1 new titles simultaneously on the New York Times adult and children's bestsellers lists.

The son of an insurance salesman and a schoolteacher, Patterson grew up in Newburgh, New York, and began casually writing at the ...

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