Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment Hardcover – 4 Jul 2005
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'Nonstop action carries this page-turner breathlessly from start to finish... Speed, suspense, excitement' Kirkus Reviews (Kirkus Reviews)
'MAXIMUM RIDE is a fast-paced, action-packed fantasy adventure that children will love' Age, Melbourne 4/6/05 (Age, Melbourne)
'[MAXIMUM RIDE has] enough action to draw in the most hesitant reader' The Australian (The Australian)
'This skilled and compulsive tale is so involved about kids being brave against the odds' The Sunday Times, 3/7/05 (The Sunday Times)
'A fast-moving, thrill-a-minutes, neo future adventure that pits good against evil in a most significant way... It's imaginative, it's exciting, it's touching - but it's also damn scary considering what some scientists are up to already.' ( The Northern Echo )
'[Patterson] delivers an action-packed cross between Gertrude Chandler Warner's Boxcar Children and Marvel Comics' X-Men' Booklist (Booklist)
'The characters are so well written that you'll really root for them. It's edge of your seat, thrilling stuff.' 5 Stars. ( Flipside )
From the international number one bestselling thriller writer James Patterson comes a novel for 9-15 year olds that promises to keep the pages turningSee all Product Description
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Top Customer Reviews
James Patterson is able to keep the readers' full attention throughout the book using twisted hooks and an amazing storyline. The story is based on a girl named Max who has genetically been given wings. She spent nearly all her life in a laboratory and the book is mainly targeted at her struggle to live life as a runaway when her and her companions escape.
The story keeps a fast energetic pace from begining to end and has been carefully put together using clear, exciting and clever writing techniques.
The book ends with a cliff-hanger leaving readers hungry for the sequel "Schools out forever"that is yet to be released.
The Angel Experminent is a book I'd recomend to teens and older readers, who appreiciate a good read and have time to read a book that's utterly unputdownable- It really is amazing!
This is definetly a book you'd be mad to miss out on!
Genevieve from Studley, UK
All in all, highly recommended.
It seems that rather than write another chapter in the real "Bird Kid" universe, he thought he would try again. The result is an average book, which I admit if I hadn't read the "originals" would have been good but it simply isn't a patch on those. I would suggest not buying this and checking those out instead..
(And Mr Patterson, if you're reading this - please give us more of the REAL Max!)
I kind of get into a pattern with books shoving them into categories: chick flick girl teenager tales all about lipstick; wanna be anthony horowitz adventure stories; wanna be magical fantasy jk rowling's or the odd really good group of books since I'm a picky reader. As soon as I saw the Maximum Ride series I'd have put it in the Anthony Horowitz wanna be group. Until I started reading that is. Uber brilliant doesn't even cover it. Most adventure books isolate you because the cahracters are so amazingly strong and so unbelievably heroic and you're just like 'this is sooooooo unbelievable' but the amazing thing is I find the novel about kids with wings more believable than I ever found Alex Rider. Away went the thoughts of 'shallow, all in it for the guns and violence etc.' that are usually the thoughts accompanied with cheap adventure/thriller novels.
I think maybe its the way the eponymous hero and main character Max talks to you throughout the novel and she includes you so you feel invovled. Maybe its the fact that Patterson gets her tone and language exactly right so you really do think its a 20008 teenage girl talking to you with the extra 'likes' and 'duhs' thrown in. Ok, yes is really strong and can fly but she also feels like one of you and not just the average 'chosen spykid' that always knows what to do to kill the bad guy. Maybe its the way that her flock seem so like my actual younger sisters and brothers attaching themselves to small stuffed bears and creating names like Tiffany-Krystal and singing costipation songs that I see them leaping out the page.Read more ›
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i give this series 4 srars only because it did hold my interest as I had read the 2 When the Wind Blows novels (these books are not related, similarities end with main character... Read morePublished 1 day ago by miss K. Rogers
This book is seriously the best book I've ever read! Everything is written beautifully and theres 9 BOOKS ALTOGETHER! Ordered all of them and currently on the third book. Read morePublished 16 days ago by Amazon Customer
Book review The worst book I have ever read.Not the usual Patterson standard.RUBBISH.Now look for a more interesting read hopefully.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Could not put this book down. Reading it until the early hours of the morning. A brilliantly written book which grips you with the fast pace and the different twists and turns. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Mary Houghton
This book is so tense and it is just what I have been looking for. I have been finding it hard to find a series that I enjoy and I have finally found it. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Millie
Bought this as a present to introduce a friend to this series. I read the books years ago and thoroughly enjoyed it. It was the first book I'd read by Patterson and I was hooked. Read morePublished 3 months ago by MJC
I've not read any of Patterson's books before. I was expecting a good read, given his reputation. Sadly I was mistaken. This story and the way it's been written is appalling.Published 6 months ago by R G TREMEER
I love this book, it's one of my favourites. It's action-packed, it has a thick plot, and all the characters are described so well, you feel like you've known them all your life.Published 7 months ago by Anna