Book 7, Maximum Ride
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In the seventh book in the bestselling series, evil scientists are still trying to convince Max that she needs to save the world, this time by providing the genetic link in speeding up the pace of evolution. Worse, they're trying to convince her that her perfect mate is Dylan, the newest addition to the flock. The problem is that, despite herself, Max is starting to believe it.
Fang travels the country collecting his own gang of evolved humans, but the two separate flocks must unite to defeat a frightening doomsday cult whose motto is Save the Planet: Kill the Humans. And this time, the true heroine, for once, might just be little Angel.
From Publishers Weekly
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Excellent book (WARNING: THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS)
So I got the book the day it came out & I immediately sat down & began reading. As I was reading, I would spontaneously crack up. The people around me were probably freaking out. I really enjoyed the fact that many of Max's lines are truly unforgettably hilarious. But I did find it confusing (as did many of my fellow reviewers) how, all of a sudden, Angel stopped being evil. Although I almost enjoyed her semi-disappearance at the end, I didn't really understand what really happened in the epilogue. So overall, it was a very good book, in my opinion. Also, I was also pretty happy that Max didn't end up choosing either of the boys: Fang acquired jerk-dom from leaving the flock, but Dylan only came in the previous book and I don't know him well enough to want him to be with Max (he still feels like an intruder to me). Plus, Dylan's a total jerk-face to Fang, whom I am still a little attached to, even though he doesn't deserve Max any more than Dylan does.
Whew. That was a LOT of typing. I'm so glad to get it all off my chest!
Anyway, I thought it was an awesome book. Way to go James Patterson! Now I can't wait for the next one! Great job!
Well, I'm outta here.
Seriously. I'm done.
See ya 'round,
A random guy off the street
P.S.- Auggh!!! Now who is Max gonna be with?!?!
Can't wait for the next one :)
I just finished this book. It has its predictable moments, but it is well-written. Max and all of the other characters have really developed and I'm amazed by how well James Patterson portrays a 15 year old girl. I hope things will turn out in the next book--so far all the "twists" are disappointing, but that's just my opinion.
Overall, this series is one of my favorites and it is a really different, interesting book.
James Patterson, I'm amazed by your ability to crank out all these books, but I still can't wait until next year ;)
This book is certainly better than Fang was. It feels like the Maximum Ride series has become close to silly.
However, this book was decent. The Max from the first three books is gone now, though. She's no longer the ferocious heroine of before. Fang is different. Fundamentally, the flock has changed.
- Level: Grades 5-17
- Category: Action & Adventure
- Published: Feb 14, 2011
- Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
- Seller: Hachette Digital, Inc.
- Print Length: 352 Pages
- Language: English
- Series: Book 7, Maximum Ride