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 time - like when Angel, the youngest member of the "Flock", is kidnapped and taken back to the "School", where she and the others were genetically engineered by sinister scientists. Her friends brave a journey to blazing hot Death Valley, California, 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 to save the world - but can she?
©2005 James Patterson (P)2014 Hachette Audio
Voracious Book Reader
Well... I had believed the review that compared it to The Hunger Games.
Um... NOT. Far too juvenile.
I can't really complain - this book is for young kids.
The story is good youth fiction recorded in a way appealing to that age group. My biggest problem with the book is the lack of understanding of technology of the author. The words being used to describe the problems occurring were all wrong. However, other than that it is a fun youth fiction book. Very worth the time.
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