This book took me on a thrill ride I was not expecting. The storyline and the characters flew me (no pun intended) into their own lives full of danger. There is not a dull minute in this book. Sure there are some times that you are like, "Wait, whaaatttt," but while can be crazy, it is sometimes easier to deal with their problems, usually how to fight and what to eat, instead of our own. Unfortunately they do have some normal problems that can be harder to deal with than running for their lives. These include trying to fit in, who to trust, and a little bit of romance (yes, sometimes romance is a problem). Max may find romance a problem, but readers love it.
These characters are some of the best I have ever read about. The main character Maximum Ride or Max is fierce, strong, and hilarious. The book is action packed, but what made it enjoyable to me was Max's sarcastic sense of humor. She is the caretaker of her flock, and every member is unique which also adds to the fun in the book.
This book is the first of eight in the series. The whole series is enrapturing. After just reading the first book, I wished I was Max.