Peace S/Daphne!~SUMMER. edited the description of Maximum Ride Box Set Monday, January 25, 2010.
Maximum Ride is a series of five young adult science fiction/fantasy books, written by the award-winning American author James Patterson. The series chronicles the lives of six human/avian fugitives. Bred in a science lab called "The School", the Flock endured scientific experiments that rendered them 98% human and 2% avian. Through the first three books of the Maximum Ride series, the Flock spends much of their time running from human-lupine hybrids created by the School called Erasers. Book four is mainly about the flock rising against global warming, while Book 5 is about saving Dr. Martinez from a man named Mr. Chu, while battling environmental pollution. The reason for the change in style of the books is reportedly because the series is to be made up of two trilogies: The Fugitives (books 1–3) and The Protectors (books 4-6)<citation needed>.
The series debuted on April 11, 2005, and the most recent installment was published on April 9, 2009. There are currently five titles in the series, which have combined spent over 95 weeks on the New York Times Best Seller list.<citation needed> A sixth book, FANG: A Maximum Ride Novel is expected to be published on March 15, 2010. Currently, a film based on the first book is set to be released in 2010. Columbia Pictures has bought the screen rights.