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Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment (edition 2007)

by James Patterson

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Title:Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment
Authors:James Patterson (Author)
Info:Little, Brown and Company (2007), Paperback, 464 pages
Collections:Library book, Read in One Day, Read, Read in 2011, Read in March, Read but unowned, Series, TIoLI Challenege, Young Adult
Tags:Fiction, Fantasy, Young Adult, Science Fiction, Series, 1st in Series, Maximum Ride, Read, Read in 2011

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  ACascadeofBooks | Oct 5, 2016 |
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  mtlkch | Jun 21, 2016 |
I maybe would have given this book a 4, but I heard so many people say how this story was so amazing and life changing, and yes it was good, but I guess it didn't resonate the same way with me. The reading level seemed below the average YA level, too, so that bothered me a bit. This was my first James Patterson book, too, so I expected more. ( )
  Krild13 | Jun 10, 2016 |
Review: The Angel Experiment by James Patterson.

This is the first book from the Maximun Ride series. Patterson has taken a plunge to overtaking the thriller world of young adult fiction. If you read the cover or other descriptions of the book and read about kids that can fly and wolf morphing people you may think you don’t want to read the book. However, guess what, when you get to know the spectacular characters, the story is convincing, suspenseful, and completely interesting to read.

Each of the characters has their own gift to survive. Having genetic disorders each of them, (Iggy, Fang, Nudge, the Gasman, Angel and Max) work together as a family, even though their not related by blood. The reason that these kids are abnormal is because they were held in a place they call, “The School”, since birth where scientist experimented with these children and created their altered states of abnormality. Than one day the six of them manage to escape by the help of one of the scientist and succeeded to live hidden among the human society for a few years until the scientist located the children’s hiding place and kidnaps the youngest, four year old, Angel and takes her back to “The School”…..

Than the story goes on when the kids decide to go back to rescue Angel before any harm comes to her. The plot thickens into sub-plots of different situations where the children get separated and go on their own adventures only to meet back up later. The entire story has you turning the pages to see what disaster happens next. There is a lot of fast action, interesting scenarios, and twist and turns. An enjoyable read and I did fall into the folds of the young adult fiction experience. Were only young once….but it feels good to be young again, if only from a cover to cover book.
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  Juan-banjo | May 31, 2016 |
I've read a lot of good YA literature. This isn't one of them. Chapters are short and choppy to stretch a wafer thin plot to novel length. Patterson sets up lots of mystery, sure, but all the conflict is driven by people refusing to answer questions. Actions are arbitrary. The plot lurches forward from coincidence to coincidence. Characters are one-dimensional, and that's being generous. The only reason this doesn't get one star is because Patterson at least knows how to construct a sentence coherently. Otherwise, there are much better books to invest your time reading. ( )
  jblaschke | May 17, 2016 |
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Patterson occasionally forgets his audience here, as evidenced by his sardonic tone and such glib adult asides as "they found their prey: moi," but he's picked a comfortable formula (orphans protecting one another and making a home together), which he's cushioned with an abundance of slavering beasts, childhood heartaches, and unresolved issues...
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As with Patterson's adult mystery thrillers, in-depth characterization is secondary to the fast-moving plot.
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Do not put this book down. I'm dead serious—your life could depend on it.
I'm risking everything by telling you—but you need to know.

STRAP YOURSELF IN for the thrill ride you'll want to take again and again! From Death Valley, California, to the bowels of the New York City subway system, you're about to take off on a heart-stopping adventure that will blow you away....

YOUR FAITHFUL COMPANIONS: Max, Fang, Nudge, the Gasman, and Angel. Six kids who are pretty normal in most ways—except that they're 98 percent human, 2 percent bird. They grew up in a lab, living like rats in cages, but now they're free. Aside, of course, from the fact that they're prime prey for Erasers—wicked, wolflike creatures with a taste for flying humans.

THE MISSIONS: Rescue Angel from malicious mutants. Infiltrate a secret facility to track down the flock's missing parents. Scavenge for sustenance. Get revenge on an evil traitor. And save the world. If there's time.

Thriller-writing sensation James Patterson, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller When the Wind Blows, invites you on a quest full of nonstop action, adrenaline, mystery, and suspense. Want to come along for the ride?


From the bestselling author of When the Wind Blows and The Lake House comes the fastest, smartest, strongest (and funniest) heroine since superheroes were invented...the incredible, indescribable MAXIMUM RIDE.
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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 time...like 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?

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After the mutant Erasers abduct the youngest member of their group, the "bird kids," who are the result of genetic experimentation, take off in pursuit and find themselves struggling to understand their own origins and purpose.

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