Saturday, March 20, 2010

Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment by James Patterson

Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment:
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 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?

I have just started reading the Maximum Ride books by James Patterson and I have hardly been able to put any of the books down! I am currently on the third book and am only taking a small break to share these books with you. James has created an incredible world of science fiction in which six children, Maximum, Fang, Iggy, Nudge, the Gasman and Angel, have been genetically altered, their DNA has been spliced with that if birds, creating human-bird hybrids. The main character Max, is 14 years old and the leader of their flock, so not only does she have the usual teenage hormones to contend with but also the more important things in life like shelter, food, keeping everyone clothed and most importantly SURVIVAL. The flock is constantly on the run from "Erasers", human-lupine hybrids, who are stronger and faster than any of the flock. Each book is filled with adventure and non-stop action, but they also instill a strong sense of right and wrong, leadership and the importance of family. So go ahead, pick up the books and enjoy the RIDE!

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