Monday, April 1, 2013

Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment review

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?

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. 
Cover- 4/5
Plot- 5/5!

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