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The Angel Experiment: A Maximum Ride Novel (Book 1) (edition 2007)

by James Patterson

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Title:The Angel Experiment: A Maximum Ride Novel (Book 1)
Authors:James Patterson
Info:Little, Brown and Company (2007), Paperback, 464 pages
Collections:Series Books, Your library
Tags:science fiction, fantasy, series, flying, experiments, friendships, genetic engineering, suspense, adventure

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The Angel Experiment by James Patterson


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Romanzo veloce, coinvolgente e simpaticamente istruttivo. E' libro diretto a un pubblico giovane e scritto immedesimandosi in una ragazzina quattordicenne ma, nonostante ciò, presenta alcune frasi e aneddoti di una saggezza incredibile. Messaggi freschi e diretti, comprensibili, dietro i quali si possono nascondere anche insegnamenti più complessi e di natura profonda.

Pur essendo al servizio del demonio, il vecchio Jeb ci aveva insegnato l'utile arte del combattimento da stra­da. Mai giocare in modo leale, non è così che si vince. Usare tutti i colpi bassi possibili. Aspettarsi dolore e fe­rite. Farsi sorprendere dal dolore significa perdere

La conoscenza è un terribile fardello, Max, disse la Voce. Sospirai. Era ancora con noi. È una lama a doppio taglio, continuò. Potrebbe rivelarsi utile, ma potrebbe anche metterti in guai peggiori di quelli af­frontati finora. Vero. Ma dovevo farlo comunque. Max, la tua missione va al di là del trovare i loro genitori. Pensa ad aiutare il mondo intero, non solo i tuoi amici. Tenni le ali ferme, lasciandomi trasportare per un lunghissimo tratto da una calda corrente ascensionale. Era come galleggiare su una nuvola, la sensazione più bella che si possa immaginare. Vorrei tanto farla provare anche a voi. Magari la prossima volta. Lo sai, Voce... pensai infine. I miei amici sono il mio mondo.

L'ironia di Max, che come detto racconta in prima persona, è pungente e divertente. Dimostra un acume forgiato grazie alla vita di tutti i giorni e alle esperienze vissute con lo stormo. Niente di troppo acculturato ma una sorta di saggezza disincantata e accompagnata da una buona dose di sagacia.

Per un'ora e mezzo, Fang e io cercammo in tutti i modi possibili e immaginabili e trovammo un'infinità d'istituti di ogni genere, con sede a Mahattan e in tutto lo Stato di New York, ma nessuno faceva ben sperare. Il mio preferito? L'Istituto per la Realizzazione del Potenziale Interiore degli Animali da Compagnia. Se qualcuno di voi è in grado di spie­garmelo, mi mandi due righe.

Lo 'stormo' è ben assortito e ogni personaggio è stato approfondito accuratamente tanto da permetterti di immedesimarti in ognuno di loro.

Il colpo di scena è assicurato, anche se alcuni elementi sono piuttosto 'scontati' ed è possibile indovinarli, vale comunque leggerlo e tenerlo in libreria. Il secondo romanzo assicura un'impennata positiva di azione da non sottovalutare!
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  Nasreen44 | Jun 8, 2017 |
This story follows Max and her five siblings: Fang, Iggy, Nudge, Gasman, and Angel. All of them are mutant humans with wings but each of them has their own unique abilities/powers. The children were raised and experimented on like animals in a lab but were able to escape thanks to a Jeb, a scientist at the lab who they believe in now dead. Throughout the story, the gang is being hunted down by other mutant humans known as Erasers, who are part human and part wolf. Apart from running for their lives, the gang also tries to learn more about "the school" from which they come from and themselves.

This is a great science fiction book for teens. It makes you think about the benefits/consequences of genetic testing and if it's ethical or not. Should there be such a thing as superior mutant humans? ( )
  JessicaGarcia6 | Mar 26, 2017 |
This is the first of a 9 book series.

Teenage girl Maximum Ride and her "flock"/family, Fang, Iggy, Nudge, Gasman and Angel are human created genetic mutations with wings. They grew up in a lab, are kidnapped, found, returned to the lab, escape and try to figure out where they fit into the world through it all.

There's a movie based on this book which can currently be viewed on Netflix and I mistakenly saw the movie first which made me vastly confused when I read the book because they did NOT do a good adaptation.

James Patterson is better known for his adult works so if you've read "When the Wind Blows" and "The Lake House" you might feel confused because this series is a re-worked version of those books but not really. Patterson even has a note in the beginning of each book letting readers know that the idea for the series was spun from those books and although he kept some character names the same along with some of the plot lines this series in fact has NOTHING to do with those books. I wish he could've changed the character names and not kept referring to the lab where the kids were experimented on as a 'school' because it wasn't and making those 2 changes would've ensured no confusion existed between his adult books and this series.

I'm reading this series along with my 13 yr old so I can have an actual conversation with him and I'm glad I agreed to because although it's written well for his age range there are some difficult subjects like experimenting on children and if a child is created in a lab and genetically altered what are their rights, are they still considered human children, etc which can be weighty subjects for kids.

I'm also glad we got into this series now when there are 9 books because it ends with nearly nothing answered and if I had to wait for the next one I'd be seriously irritated. I don't mind books that end on cliffhangers and often love reading those to build the anticipation for the next but this didn't just end on a cliffhanger, it ended leaving you wondering when everything was going to be explained or if Patterson forgot some chapters. ( )
  ttsheehan | Feb 9, 2017 |
Maximum Ride follows the adventures of six children, each of whom is the product of a genetic experiment: they are 98% human, 2% bird, Maximum, Nudge, Iggy, the Gasman, Fang, and Angel. These teens are chased by "Erasers" while trying to discover the secret of the School, the institution responsible for their mutations, and dealing with typical teen angst.
Discussion topics covering animal testing, genetic modification, and/or computer chip tracking, and the moral and ethics related to these topics.
  KButterfield | Dec 7, 2016 |
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  ACascadeofBooks | Oct 5, 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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