Maximum Ride is a captivating story written by James Patterson. Max, Iggy, Gazzy, Fang, Nudge, and Angel, also known as the flock, has to fight for their freedom. They try to live a normal life but here's the thing, they have wings that helps them fly, they can run faster than any human being, and they also have super strength. They have to live in hiding so that they will never go back to "The School" to be experiments. They escaped the School with the help of one of the"good whitecoats" named Jeb. But after a few years of keeping them in hiding, he dies. Max, as the leader of the flock, has to make sure that the Erasers never find them. The Erasers apear as beatiful male models, but turn into viscous wolves if you get on their bad side. Everything is going fine the youngest person in the flock, Angel, gets taken away by some of the Erasers. How far will the flock go to get Angel back? Is Jeb really dead? Is Max ready to find out what the future holds for her? And what about her parents? Did they just give her away, or is she really an experiment? This story will keep you on your toes. You wont even to put the book down.
'when they were younger they grew up in "The School" and the whitecoats messed with there DNA and know there 2% bird this book is amazing then erasers( half wolf) are made to attack them and they capture the cute 6 year old Angel and the flock would do anything just to save her. Max is truley amazing and when she sees someone hurt shes there to help
Excellent YA fiction, exciting and thought provoking. Try the audio version, Evan Rachel Wood (from the movie 13) is absolutely mesmerizing as the voice of Maximum Ride.
I love this book!
How did you like this book? Give me some pros and cons about it.
This book is awesome! one of the best adventure books I've ever read and everyone should read it.
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Once you get this series, there will be sleepless nights ahead of you.
I know totaly i read the 1st book in 1 day stayed up late the second book over the weekend and the third book in less then ONE DAY i loved this series you wont be able to put it down
holy crap!! its RYAN!!!
holy crap!! its RYAN!!!
this book was amazing ......love the hint of a romance factor with Fang. he seems like your clech'e tall dark and handsome type. not to mention moody and adorably obnoxious. =] but dude despite all of the danger and mind games the whole genetically enhanced wing thing sounds totally appealing. and dispite her moments Max is like majorly amazing. her strength just puts me to shame. puts all of us to shame.
love the book and the two others after. i woould recommend thme to EVERYONE!
I loved this book so rocks yea a little AMAZING LOL it was awesome Max is amazing truley amazing she is just strong and pretty and a great leader
My bff told me about this one. I'd heard ove it, but never knew what it was about! She summaruzed the first 2 books in an hour, and it seemed great! Now I'm DEFINITELY going to read it!
Althought it took me a while to get that Max is a girl. ROFL
loved. i read the whole series in like 4 days. (book a day lol). can't wait for the next books/movie!!!
I love love LOVE these books. The first three are amazing. Seriously. I could not stop reading them. The characters rocked and the plot did not fail to disappoint me. 2 big thumbs up from me. :)
I really loved the first three books and couldn't wait for the fourth. Unfortunately, the fourth book failed to come close to my expectations. I can't even tell if it's over, but the ending called the whole series into question and now I just have even more questions about why they even went through everything they did in the first place, and just raised more questions. It just seems like it could have been so much better. Way to disappoint Patterson.
this book looks amazing, i hope you guys/firls were right abt this book being very good, i plan to be thrilled by it, btw is this a kinda fantasy book?
Love love love this book. I'd definitly have to say Iggy is my favorite charecter, besides Max I mean. =)
Max is an idiot in my opinion, sorry.
why is max an idiot? i think she's kinda cool. o well..okay. your opinion
I really have to agree about Max being an idiot. Well, not so much an idiot as simply a far-too-cliche character. She's just too good at everything and so far hasn't really shown any weaknesses.
Fang and Iggy rock, though. =)
Iggy is my second favorite character. Fang is my favorite character.
i say that fang is the coolest character too, but angel nudge is funny becauyse shes always so hyper and always wants to eat, remiunds me of most of my friends ][
the only reason i like nudge is because she get a cool power
i love this book!! my dad got me addicted!! xD :D
i love all the characters
not to brag if you think im bragging
but im so much like Max!!
it's krazy!! i was going to audition for max in the movie but it was to late =[
so there realy is going to be a movie?
I heard there was going to be a movie. I hope there is, i can't wait!
This is my favorite series of all time!It has just what I like, fantasy with action, a strong heroine, and some romance mixed in. I would recommend this series to any fantasy reader!
A movie?!?!?! No way! I can't wait!
My favorite characters are Iggy, Fang and Max, Nudge, Gasman, and Angel. Wait....that's all of them...=D.
Oh, yes! One of thes best series in like, forever! My favorite character is Iggy, cause he's cool like that.
I LOVE Fang! This book is deffinately a 'must read'. Fast paced, awesome characters, awesome plot, short chapters.
Fang is amazing. i hope they make a movie of this book :]
In the next few books in the series, Fang and Max kiss, but everytime after they kiss, Max gets upset and runs off, then gets jealous when Fang "seems" to hang out with other girls. Even Fang says to Max, "You can't have it both ways."
I thought it was one of the greatest books I've ever read. With the exception of one thing. The book is called "The Angel Experiment" and only about half way through the book, she is rescued, then they go to New York. It seems the book title could misslead somebody. Plus, when they went to New York, it seemed like that could've been a whole other book on its own. But other than that, great book.
wow trenton b i thought the same thing i thought they would actually do an expirement on angel.
I think "Angel Experiment" has a double meaning. Yes Angel gets captured and taken to the lab where they preform a few tests on her, but I also think it has something to do with the fact that the characters are the result of an EXPERIMENT that put wings on human bodies (this would give them a somewhat ANGELIC appearance).
isn't this book great?
it is i have to reaed the second one but its not in my library becuz someone checked it out so i cant wait for the second one
so how much have you read
ive read all of it its a great series i like the romance between fang and angel but i feel there could b more so...
what didn't u like about it
OMG I LOV THIS BOOK!!
This book is so good that other books just wither up and die in comparrison,
And yes... There will be a movie directed by Catherine Hardwicke coming out in 2010, and (heaven forbid) the director is thinking about casting Kirsten Stewert as Max... But there is no decided cast yet, but you can search the maximum ride movie on www.imdb.com to try and find out the cast.
OH GOD! I HOPE NOT!
I hated this book. James Patterson stick with mystery and stay away from sci-fi. I thought the book was terribly boring. The first half was interesting but the last half was very hard to get through.
this book is.... good. im only on page 30 though so, i got some reading to do. so far, its getting a little difficult to follow ALL the charactors. the man ones i got. the ereasers, not (lol rhyme).
Ok. So I've read "When the Wind Blows" and "The Lake House"... What is the next book I should read? Because I don't know who any of the characters mentioned in the summary except Max. What happened to Ic, Matthew, Wendy, and Peter?
"When the Wind Blows" and "The Lake House" are a completley seperate series. He just borrowed Max's name and a bit of her personality from them, oh yeah and human-avian hybrids. Other then that they are totally different.
It was kinda a prquel but thee max is a diffent one
I think the book is good..i haven't finished it yet so we'll see what happens.
love this book recomend to anyone! fang is hawt!!!
What is this about? I've never heard of this before!
I think that James Patterson has good charaters but he is a clumsy writer. I read this series purely for Iggy and Fang.
LOL, I'm only ten and I ADORE this book!!
I read this book 'cause my friends said it was SOOOOO good but I didn't think it had A good plot and it had a lot of random filling sentences that didn't have anything to do with the story
It's suposed to be like that. The story is being told by Max so side comments are appropriate in that context.
who thinks Fang is super oober delicious
i love this book!
This book was great but when i really look into it its really imaginative but i think the author should use better words not just kind or okay
This book was great but I cant wait till the movie comes out rumors says that Robert Pattison is supposed to be Fang and Kirsten Stewart Max (not a pretty picture vampires with wings)
loved the book
If there’s going to be a movie I don’t think the actors from twilight should be in Maximum Ride. I mean let two different actors be famous for Maximum Ride. Besides who wants to picture vampires flying? And Max is supposed to be 14! When you read the book, sometimes it’s hard to remember that. I think Kirsten would look way to old to be max. I know it’s not only looks that makes a good actor but I just really think they need different people. Or maybe even Kirsten OR Robert; not both. I think of the Bella/Edward couple (love at first sight or instant love) when I see them. Max and Fang are still developing their relationship. It would be awkward to see them play Max and Fang.
i completely agree it would be difficult to picture any of the twilight actors as max and or fang!
I have heard that James Patterson would like onlt undescovered actors for the movie, Robert could NEVER play Fang, ever! And same with Kirsten and Max. They do not look 14, and anyway, they are sparcly vampires. I could not see either one as them. But I can not wait for the movie! I want to see who they cast as Fang and Max! Fang is Awesome! Lol, I am so excited for the movie but i also heard its not due to come out till December of this year (2010).
sooo . . Maximum is a girl?
yes, persephone. Maximum IS a girl. hope the movie would do justice to the book. and i agree with allie & kali, the actors for max and fang should be different. the robert&kirsten tandem would not work out well for this movie.
yes !!!!! i agree edward was supposed to cute nd instead we got Rob.. and kristen let's just says WHY THE HECK IS SHE ACTING SHE DOESN'T HAVE ACTING SKILL!!
Should I read this?
Yes it is a wonderful book i love the descriptions and the story!
Anyone asking 'should I read this' I definitely reccommend it. (I know I probably spelled reccommend wrong.) I read the first book, was hooked, and finished the series in a week. It was amazing.
If you are a young adult, and I mean the very young end of this age range, then read it. If you're older than that, I strongly urge you to give this book a pass.
Its "Schools Out: Forever" in a different language.
Loves the book and hears that a writing contest is in process!
I don't understand how anyone could actually enjoy this book. Everytime the flock needs something to happen immediately or else they fail, boom, someone gets a new power. I mean seriously, there are enough coincidences in this book that it seems like the bad guys actually wanted them to succeed. And, can someone please tell me how breathing underwater is something you would get from avian DNA?
there weren't that many coincidences.
penguins!!!! (plus it's FICTION it doesn't have to make sense!
oh any by the way birds are distant cousin of dinasours (it has been proven!! by scientits!) if there were water dinasours *who could breath underwater*(that flipperd thingy)then i there is a chance that the bird DNA still has that section breathing undewater and for somefreaky reason it got activated in angle, max and fang! :P
DUDE GET A LIFE. Some people (JAMES PATTERSON) have imaginations. And the book can't just keep running into problems without solutions. Besides, getting new powers isn't always the solution.
There aren't any birds that can actually breathe under water but there are birds (penguins, puffins, etc.) that can stay under for a very long time.
@Kyle Can birds change their appearances at will? No. Can birds read minds? No. Can birds *save the world*? Definitely no. Let me remind you, this is *fiction*. Not everything has to be scientifically proved (unless you want to go to a school, of course).
On the other hand,
BOOYAH! I love Maximum Ride... I read all of the books in five days, and I am officially hooked! ♥
are they making a movie for this?
yeah the are but not releasing it till 2013
YES THEY ARE MAKING A MOVIE!!!!!! ITS COMING OUT IN 2013 though.... Sniffles.
OMG THIS IS THE BEST BOOK THAT WAS EVER PRINTED
YAAAY! a MOVIE!!! They better do this book justice...it is AWESSSSUUUUUM!
great book 2 thumbs up:)
This book is best suited for younger readers. My age range would be 10-13 possibly 14. The series is ok, but is predictable. I like the dialogue of the series, but, if I were to read it now, being 15, I would feel that it is lacking something. Hopefully the movie is better.
when is the movie coming out?
When do the movies come out?
On Wikipedia it says the movie was supposed to be released in 2010 but now it's delayed until 2013. :-(
I read the first book when I was 15 and loved it. I think it is actually more for teenagers.
what in the world is your problem? Of course the movie won't be better! Books are almost always better than the movies!
I thought the was great for teens and more excelled readers.
BEST BOOK EVER! Seriously, I'm a HUGE fan of this series! :) [3
what i do not understand is why max wont give fang a chance i mean i know she has to be the tough leader and all but she is also a teenager?
hey guys, any maximum ride fans could join the maximum ride group that my friend and i just made!!! the title is just Maximum Ride....check it out!
when will the movie be coming out?
hay yall sooooooooo just wonderin if any maximum ride fans are gunna join the group i made!if it turns out as a epic faliar then i guess ill delete it, but until then im just gunna do check ups!!!have good new years......
Fang♥- Nuff said ;D
Im gonna start reading soon. Please, if anybody who read this didnt like it (highly unlikey) please tell me why.
Angel is just like My lil sis so cute!!!
I loved this book I highly recommend this series =)
Is this a good series?? I need a good book fast... Help please
I saw a fanmade trailer for this book and was wondering if I should read it. I love the Hunger Games and Harry Potter. I also enjoy superhero stories. However I am 21 (so I'm afraid I will be too old) and I've never read James Patterson (because I'm usually not interested in its content). Should I give this book a chance or not waste my time?
EVERYBODY READ THIS BOOK YO ITS EPICALLLYY COLZZZZZZZZZ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!