THE ANGEL EXPERIMENT (Maximum Ride book 1) by James Patterson

March 14, 2010 4 flames, James Patterson 2

Maximum Ride : Book One
Author: James Patterson
Source: Purchased at Store
  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Paperback: 464 pages
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (April 1, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0316067954
  • ISBN-13: 978-0316067959
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?
This is a great fast read that not only will young adults love, but so will adults.  It is fast paced with lots of action and has the paranormal angle that is popular.
I was amazed at first at how the chapters were no more than 3 pages long. Sometimes, a chapter was only one page.  It made me feel like I was flying through this book quickly.  Even though they were short chapters, they each had great story and flowed nicely.  I loved each of the characters the author introduced to me to.  They each had their own personality and purpose in the book. 
The only drawback this book had was that it seemed a little repetitive in the action.  Same fight just in a different location each time seemed to be the norm.  It kept the book action packed, but at times dragged it along as well.
Overall, I look forward to reading the next book.  I have fallen in love with each of the characters and I look forward to seeing them grow and explore.  

Very Good! Worth Spending Your Money on!

2 Responses to “THE ANGEL EXPERIMENT (Maximum Ride book 1) by James Patterson”

  1. MarceJ

    I love the style of his fast short chapters. This was a Kindle special I got for free, I look forward to starting this series.

    Very nice review.

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