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Maximum Ride

School's Out Forever

by James Patterson

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Maximum Ride by James Patterson
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  • Published in USA  May 2006
    416 pages
    Genre: Thrillers

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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

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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