March 19, 2010 4 flames, James Patterson 0

BOOK 4 of the series
Author: James Patterson
Source: Purchased at store
  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers; Reprint edition (September 1, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0316002879
  • ISBN-13: 978-0316002875
Maximum Ride and the other members of the flock are just like ordinary kids–only they have wings and can fly. It seems like a dream come true…until they’re hunted by the world’s nastiest villains.

Max returns in a chilling adventure unlike any other. Safe havens for the six highly-sought-after winged kids have become increasingly hard to find, so the flock takes refuge in Antarctica with a team of environmentalists studying the effects of global warming. In this remote wilderness–whether pursued by corrupt governments, bioengineered bad-guys, or the harsh forces of nature–survival of the fittest takes a new twist!

I am so glad I kept reading this series.  After the last book, I thought I would be disappointed in continuing.  The author made a great comeback with the next in the series.
Just when they think they might be safe for a little bit, all hell breaks loose again.  These kids cannot catch a break at happiness and safety for even a week it seems.  I have read around the internet, that a lot of people where disappointed in this book.  I think the author is figuring out what he wants to do now with the series.  There is still alot of witty wisecracks and still action.  The bird kids are still getting new powers as they grow. Fang and Max are still trying to come to terms with their feelings.  I think this is the book would be best described as a new beginning.  They are trying to figure out how to cope with exposure and learning to trust people.  The only drawback I had with this book was the preaching of Global Warming. Yada Yada. I hear it in the news all the time, so I don’t really want to read about it.  Yet, the author did do a wonderful job of explaining it on a kid level. 

Very Good! Worth Spending Your Money on!

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