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?
Ann Gibson (USA: TX) (2008/03/10): Although this series is directed to young readers, I am a senior citizen who loved it. This is book 1 of the Maximum Ride series. I'm reading book 2 now and searching for book 3. It's truly a great fantacy series about children who have wings and can fly like birds and the trials they face as a result of that.
Nick McMullen (USA: NH) (2009/05/26): The First (Note FIRST) time I read this book, I instantly loved it. It had me at Chapter One. It is Directed towards Young readers, But I love it!! I am now reading MAX. The fith in the series, and trust me, You will love it!!
susan (USA: TX) (2009/08/17): My son is only 13 and he adored the book. He said he started on the third book first and was able to get the story line by a few chapters. He just finished reading MAX the fifth book. He says he cant wait for the next book.