March 19, 2010 3 flames, James Patterson 1

Author: James Patterson
Source: Purchased at store
  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Paperback: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (July 1, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 031615427X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0316154277
In MAXIMUM RIDE: SAVING THE WORLD AND OTHER EXTREME SPORTS, the time has arrived for Max and her winged “Flock” to face their ultimate enemy and discover their original purpose: to defeat the takeover of “Re-evolution”, a sinister experiment to re-engineer a select population into a scientifically superior master race…and to terminate the rest. Max, Fang, Iggy, Nudge, Gasman, and Angel have always worked together to defeat the forces working against them–but can they save the world when they are torn apart, living in hiding and captivity, halfway across the globe from one another? 
To me, this book was the deal breaker so to speak on whether you would finish reading the series.  Some people hated it and some loved it. I on the other hand, fell in the middle of these groups.  I started off addicted to this series. I just couldn’t wait to see what the bird kids would have to face next.
First the bad points of this book.  Unfinished plot lines are bad.  I couldn’t stand how some of the stories were left with us scratching our heads wondering WTF?  I feel by this book, some things should have been answered and cleared up.  I am feeling like the author was trying to figure out what to do at this point, and didn’t have a clear plot figured out while writing this. I still enjoyed the book, but I wish some things would have been resolved by now.
On the other hand, the way he turned characters sides around was great. I love how Ari started out to be a bad guy and always trying to kill the flock. By the end of this book, you will see Ari in a new light and actually cry for him in the end.  I felt cheated with his story line.  The author could have done so much more with that character! 
We get to see how the flock survives when they are split up.  We get to see Fang and Max try to figure out what is happening between them and Angel just gets creepier and creepier in my opinion. 
Overall not a bad book, but not one of the better ones either.  Yet, I am a determined little book reviewer and will be finishing the series for you. 

Perfect For Rainy Days From the Library!

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