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Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports: A Maximum Ride Novel
Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports: A Maximum Ride Novel
by James Patterson
Edition: Mass Market Paperback
Price: CDN$ 9.49
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing- You'll Soar Higher and Farther Than Ever Before, March 12 2008
As the third installment of the Maximum Ride series, this book takes up where the last one left off: the Flock is once more on the run. After deciding that they need a permanent place to call home, they go off in search of one, only to have Max and Fang's relationship get even more confusing while on the road. Eventually they are captured and brought back to the School, where they are held captive before escaping, with a little help from... Ari. Enemy-turned-friend, Fang doesn't trust the Eraser, who has tried to kill him many times before, and soon the Flock is torn apart as the two head honchos split up, the girls sticking with Max, and the guys following Fang. AS they go their seperate ways, each group comes up with a different plan on saving the world from total destruction, but it's only when they're back together that they feel whole once more.
I loved the third book: it has romance, adventure, and even a little bit of tragedy to make you heartsore. The message is clear: even when you're saving the world, family is one of the most important things you'll ever have, and you can't take it for granted.
The ending left enough room for a sequel, and even if you didn't read the next book, it has a very satisfying ending.

School's Out--Forever: A Maximum Ride Novel
School's Out--Forever: A Maximum Ride Novel
by James Patterson
Edition: Mass Market Paperback
Price: CDN$ 8.54
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5.0 out of 5 stars Just as Good, or Even Better, Than the First, March 11 2008
After reading the first Maximum Ride, I was blown away. As soon as I heard that there was a second one, I borrowed it from a friend, and read it right through. It was just as good as the first one I'd read!
We are swept along in the first few chapters by the Erasers (people who morph into owlves) showing up again and trying to kill the Flock. Fang nearly does get killed, but he survives, and the kids end up living with an FBI agent named Anne Walker as he recuperates. Enroled in an actual school, Fang and Max face larger problems than they may have ever encountered before: hormones. Iggy finds his parents, and the flock is forced to say good-bye. But soon their "normal" life is once more turned upside down when they discover that the school they were attending had something to do with Itex, a company that Max was supposed to save the world from.
The kids hightail it out of there, along with Total, their talking dog. When they learn the FBI agent they were staying with was on the side of evil, they once more realize that you can't trust anyone, even those who say they love you.
Then Max is kidnapped, and replaced by a clone, who's bent on destroying the Flock. If Max doesn't get away, it may be the end of them all.
I loved this book, and I hope that the rest of them are as good as the first two.

The Angel Experiment: A Maximum Ride Novel
The Angel Experiment: A Maximum Ride Novel
by James Patterson
Edition: Mass Market Paperback
Price: CDN$ 8.55
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the Best Books I've Ever Read, March 11 2008
As a teenager, I always look for a book that has a bit of everything: romance(just a bit), action, adventure, suspense, and mystery. And Maximum Ride had everything I was looking for, without being too overwhelming.
In summary, the story is about a group of six kids who can fly, and all have amazing abilities that they discover. There's Max, fourteen, the oldest, and the leader,Fang, only four months younger, Iggy, six months younger, and also fourteen, and then there's Nudge, eleven, Gazzy, who's eight, and Angel, who's only six.
Then Angel is kidnapped, and their once-peaceful world is turned upside down- again. So Max and the rest of the "Flock" must go and rescue her from the horrible place they had once fled...facing questions like: Will I survive to see tommorow? Will I ever be normal? What the heck is NORMAL like?
James Patterson weaves a splendid tale of growing up and what family really means, and leaves a satisfying ending open for the next book.
It's full of wit, humour, and lots of kick-butt action. I'd recommend this book for ages eleven and up.

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