Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment
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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.
Fans of the Patterson series featuring Maximum Ride, the genetically manipulated bird girl and her family, are in for a treat with this Manga edition. Taking the adventures from the pages of his books, NaRae Lee brings the story alive with action and adventure.
Maximum and the other five bird children have been left alone for the past few years in a remote cabin in the middle of nowhere. They believe Jeb, their "father," is dead, so they've been left to fend for themselves. But the night Angel, the youngest of the six children, gets taken by the Erasers, the remaining five know they have to go and
She has most likely been taken back to the "School." The "School" is the most horrible place to the children and somewhere they never wanted to have to return. But they have to go for Angel; she's one of their own.
The children head out on a daring rescue attempt to save Angel. They encounter more Erasers and other hardships along the way. But not everyone is out to harm the special bird children. Max finds a friend in the most unlikely place. And when they finally reach Angel, the biggest surprise of all is waiting for the children.
To discover how the story plays out, pick up MAXIMUM RIDE: THE MANGA, VOL. 1. The pages will seemingly turn on their own accord. With little dialogue and mostly action, the story will appeal to almost all age groups.
If you haven't read the stories that the Manga is based upon, have no fear. The story is easy to follow, and before you know it, you'll be hooked and eager for Vol. 2!
Reviewed by: Jaglvr
First, I thought "James Patterson wrote this. He's not some new unknown writer. He's established and well known. This will undoubtedly be well written".
Second, I thought "This book has been really well received and has good ratings, it must be good".
Wrong, wrong, wrong. I was so wrong. I probably would have liked it better if I hadn't had these pre-conceived notions. I may have overlooked some "bothersome" things, like the fact the kids have only lived outside of cages for a few years but they knew how to get to New York and the location of other cities, how to use computers, they even knew the word amniocentesis....I know adults who don't know that word. Too many things didn't make sense.
My final thought on this book - When everyone else was hopping on the young-adult bandwagon, I think Patterson thought to himself "Why not me - easy money and I don't even have to try". Sad....it could have been really great.
Max Ride and her crew are scientific success stories. With a retractable package of wings, hawk vision and other powers, they could pretty much go and do whatever they like. But the baby-stealing mad scientists of the book would rather shock them to test their reaction time, run them to exhaustion to test their stamina and, oh yes, keep them sleep deprived and antsy by sending other genetically modified dog-people with no morals after them. The relentless march of visionaries!
At the same time this is all happening, Max, the oldest of the gang, tries to fill that missing void in their lives -' family. A place to put trust and love. Who can they trust in this world? Good looking people with honey sweet voices? White coats with curious, unfeeling eyes and syringes? What starts out as a rescue mission slowly becomes a quest to discover the truth of their birth, a quest to figuring out why they were made, heck, a quest to find real homemade cookies. It''s that ultimate need to belong. To be able to crash on the couch and watch after school TV programs, receive a goodnight''s kiss from a loved one -' to be accepted. But someone with wings can only be a flying freak show, right?
In this novel we have a glimpse of this on-the-run lifestyle from inside Max''s mind the most. She must make difficult decisions that could lead the others -' her family '- into danger and worse. Not only does she have to be on constant alert for very large dog-like mutants with bad breath and smug one-liners, she has to think of basic survival necessities -' which dumpster has food that''s still relatively fresh?Read more ›
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Great book...excellent condition and really fast shipping...thank youPublished 21 months ago by Laurie
Its an amazing book very adventures and its very helpfull to have it on ur phone since you usualy always have your phonePublished on April 12 2014 by Malek El Sanyoura
Great series, love James Patterson novels. You will be so caught up in this book you'll almost feel as though the characters are real.Published on Feb. 16 2014 by rsmith60
I read this as am giving the series to my granddaughter who is 11 years old. She will love these books - I did!Published on Feb. 7 2013 by Dianne Richardson
This book is one of my favourite! I am definitely going to buy the whole serie! James Patterson is perfection!Published on Jan. 6 2013 by Jennifer Dubé-Andoh
I thought this book was really good, i liked how it was a constant adventure and that the characters explored even after the main problem was solvedPublished on Aug. 14 2012 by Brad
I have a few of Patterson's books and this series is way out there. 6 kids that can fly - cool. They have a few different powers that have not all been discovered yet. Read morePublished on May 1 2011 by Michel
I read this book because I knew people who were fans of it, and because i'd read James Patterson's adult books, and some of them were pretty good. Read morePublished on Dec 16 2010 by Brittany Pretty