Maximum Ride, Book 1

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Arrow, 2009 - Adventure and adventurers - 248 pages
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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 save the world - but can she?

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User Review  - EllsbethB - LibraryThing

Interesting, if someone stereotypical, gene-splicing Sci Fi premise. I decided to read this books since I've seen them in the hands of a lot of middle school students. While I think this version of ... Read full review

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User Review  - ku. - LibraryThing

I love the appearance of the characters. I think she's a good manga artist. But it wasn't the appearance I had in mind for Fang though..(his hair) but I love his hair : but my friend hates it though - _ - Read full review

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About the author (2009)

James Patterson is one of the best-known and biggest-selling writers of all time. He is the author of some of the most popular series of the past decade: the Women's Murder Club, the Alex Cross novels and Maximum Ride, and he has written many other number one bestsellers including romance novels and stand-alone thrillers. He has won an Edgar award, the mystery world's highest honour. He lives in Florida with his wife and son.

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