March 16, 2010 4 flames, James Patterson 1

Book 2
Author: James Patterson
Source: PBS
  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Paperback: 448 pages
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers; ZZZ edition (April 1, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0316067962
  • ISBN-13: 978-0316067966
Fourteen-year-old Maximum Ride and the other members of the “Flock”–Fang, Iggy, Nudge, Gasman and Angel–are just like ordinary kids–only they have wings and can fly. It seems like a dream come true–except that they’re being hunted by half-human, half-wolf “Erasers” who can fly, too.

In Book 2 of the series, the Flock members are taken under the wing of an FBI agent and try to live “normal” lives by going to school, making friends–and continuing their relentless search for their parents. But the Erasers return, forcing the Flock to abandon their search and make their escape once again. The voice inside Max’s head keeps telling her that it’s up to her to save the world, but this is especially challenging to do when she is faced with her ultimate match: a newer and better version of herself, Maximum Ride II. Max’s heart-stopping quest to investigate the mind-blowing mystery of her ultimate destiny continues in the scariest, strangest, and funniest James Patterson novel yet.

If you look real close, I am the adult hiding amongst her books, ashamed to say that I am addicted to this series.  Yep, I said it and I feel better now.  I am really enjoying this ride of story. Sure, it’s young adult, but who cares!  
In the second installment, Max and the flock are on the run again.  This time the FBI find out they are real and not rumors. Or is it really the FBI?  They go to live with Anne, an FBI agent and get a taste of what it would be like to have a normal life.  They even start school.  We find out later in the book that this isn’t a normal school though.  Again, the flock must fight to save their lives. 
A book that I easily finished in a day. The story kept moving, even if some parts did seem a little repetitive.  Freedom for bit, fight Erasers, freedom for a bit, Erasers, etc.  Even though it did repeat the same plot, I still loved all the little stuff that happened between all of that.  I am excited to see what the author has in store for Max and Fang.  I am still a little freaked out over Angel though.  She can be a little creepy for a six year old!


Very Good! Worth Spending Your Money on!


One Response to “MAXIMUM RIDE:SCHOOLS OUT-FOREVER Book 2 by James Patterson”

  1. MarceJ

    Wow you finished this one fast I felt like I just read your review on the 1st 🙂 keep it going, your making me want to jump on it now also.

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