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Fang: A Maximum Ride Novel (original 2010; edition 2011)

by James Patterson

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Title:Fang: A Maximum Ride Novel
Authors:James Patterson
Info:Grand Central Publishing (2011), Edition: Reprint, Mass Market Paperback, 336 pages
Collections:Read but unowned
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Nothing special about this book - one more mediocre episode in the life of the Flock. I really disliked the whole premise behind the idea that Fang and Max need to be in different flocks - that they don't belong together - the reasoning was not convincing. ( )
  tjsjohanna | Aug 12, 2016 |
Review: Fang by James Patterson.

I’ll admit that I’m emotionally attached to the bird children. The story line in this book was better than some of the other books. The story is now getting to the heart of things, as deep secrets of who exactly is going to try and destroy the world.

The story begins in a remote area called Chad, where Max’s flock of bird-children have been asked by Max’s biological mother to take part in a charitable event donating food and medical supplies to starving people. They all agreed with a little hesitation from Angel (the youngest) because she believes she should be the leader, but this is between her and Max and the flock is starting to get frustrated with the issue always lingering over them and the issue of Max and Fang’s relationship is starting to hinder the flocks security. However, this time before leaving, Angel made the remark that Fang wasn’t going to be with them very much longer, knowing this would trouble Max. Well that didn’t go over well, and Max wanted to know what Angel meant by saying that but Angel is avoiding to answer Max. So the flock goes off to help the people in need but Max is still bothered by what Angel has said.

In the meantime as the flock of bird/children are helping the charity workers when some events are beginning to be secretly happening around them that causes red flags to Max. She is introduced to another male bird/person named Rylan about her age and he didn’t seem robotic. So, where did he come from and why are they saying he will be her soul mate? Has this got something to do with what Angel said about Fang? Plus, what is a scientist doing at a charity intervention collecting orphan children? Things start to get complicated so Max wants to leave with the flock and go back home to their new house. However, Angel is adamant about staying and helping the volunteers and sides in with the scientist to work with him. What kind of control has he over Angel? So, far Max has come up with many questions and the answers are scattered throughout the rest of the book….

They do return home without Angel and their very first visitors are a surprise that keeps Max and Fang on alert. Why it’s, Jeb! Max’s biological father that she does not trust and the new bird/kid Ryan who has wings but doesn‘t know how to fly. There is a lot of adventure, old enemies, the erasers come back, black helicopters hovering over their house, a bomb goes off, chaos everywhere around the younger flock members, Max and Fang took some alone time for themselves not knowing this is going on, and before the reader knows it your near the end of the book…which leads to a sad ending….

There was a lot of sadness throughout the story and James Patterson knows how to hang on to his readers…
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  Juan-banjo | May 31, 2016 |
Another Maximum Ride book. If you've liked all the others so far, you'll like this one too. ( )
  biggs1399 | Jan 19, 2016 |
When Max and the Flock discover an unscrupulous scientist who is experimenting on humans in an effort to "improve" the human race, they decide that they must try to stop him, in spite of Angel's prediction about Fang dying.
  lkmuir | Dec 8, 2015 |
Started December, 11th 2012.
More or less the same as the other box in the series, lots of action, tough decisions etc. .
As it has been a few weeks since the last Maximum Ride Book I was in the mood to give it 4 stars, but then I looked back at the other books and could not justify that.
So 3 stars it is.
While I will surely read the other books from the series till it is finished, I am glad the end is near.
And it will not be this year, rather January or later.
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  Ingo.Lembcke | Oct 27, 2015 |
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"Thank God men cannot fly, and lay waste the sky as well as the earth." -- Henry David Thoreau
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Many thanks to Gabrielle Charbonnet,
my conspirator, who flies high and cracks wise.
And to Mary Jordan, for brave assistance
and research at evry twist and turn.
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I'm a girl of extremes.
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Being a kid with wings--constantly on the run--has never been easy, and Max and her flock are getting tenser than ever. First, on a trip to Africa, they meet a mysterious billionaire whose intense scrutiny of the flock makes her fear the worst. Then, a cryptic message from a young girl arrives, warning them "The sky will fall." And as if an impending apocalypse weren't bad enough, canny birdkid Angel makes a dire prophecy about Max's soul mate: Fang will be the first to die.

Max's desperate desire to protect Fang brings the two closer than ever. But can the team weather the storm, or will the turmoil rip them apart for the last time?

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When Max and the Flock discover an unscrupulous scientist who is experimenting on humans in an effort to "improve" the human race, they decide that they must try to stop him, in spite of Angel's prediction about Fang dying.

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