Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment
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Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment

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WELCOME TO MY NIGHTMARE Do not put this book down. I'm dead serious - your life could depend on it. I'm risking everything by telling you - but you need to know.

STRAP YOURSELF IN for the thrill ride you'll want to take again and again! From Death Valley, California, to the bowels of the New York City subway system, you're about to take off on a heart-stopping adventure that will blow you away...

YOUR FAITHFUL COMPANIONS: Max, Fang, Iggy, Nudge, the Gasman and Angel. Six kids who are pretty normal in most ways - except that they're 98% human, 2% bird. They grew up in a lab, living like rats in cages, but now they're free. Aside, of course, from the fact that they're prime prey for Erasers - wicked wolf-like creatures with a taste for flying humans.

THE MISSIONS: Rescue Angel from malicious mutants. Infiltrate a secret facility to track down the flock's missing parents. Scavenge for sustenance. Get revenge on an evil traitor. And save the world. If there's time.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 480 pages
  • 133 x 198 x 31mm | 324g
  • Headline Book Publishing
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • None
  • 0755321944
  • 9780755321940
  • 66,015

Review quote

'The characters are so well written that you'll really root for them. It's edge of your seat, thrilling stuff.' 5 Stars. * Flipside * '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 * 'This skilled and compulsive tale is so involved about kids being brave against the odds' The Sunday Times, 3/7/05 * The Sunday Times * 'MAXIMUM RIDE is a fast-paced, action-packed fantasy adventure that children will love' Age, Melbourne 4/6/05 * Age, Melbourne * 'Nonstop action carries this page-turner breathlessly from start to finish... Speed, suspense, excitement' Kirkus Reviews * Kirkus Reviews * '[MAXIMUM RIDE has] enough action to draw in the most hesitant reader' The Australian * The Australian * 'Nonstop action carries this page-turner breathlessly from start to finish... Speed, suspense, excitement' Kirkus Reviews * Kirkus Reviews * 'Patterson knows where our deepest fears are buried... There's no stopping his imagination.' * New York Times Book Review * 'MAXIMUM RIDE is a fast-paced, action-packed fantasy adventure that children will love' Age, Melbourne 4/6/05 * Age, Melbourne * 'This skilled and compulsive tale is so involved about kids being brave against the odds' The Sunday Times, 3/7/05 * The Sunday Times * 'The first in a series from adult-thriller writer Patterson has all the characteristics of his work for grown-ups: pace, action, mystery and cool... sharp and punchy with plenty of jokes and shocks. And it proves that girls can be tough, too.' * The Sunday Times *
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About James Patterson

James Patterson is one of the best-known and biggest-selling writers of all time. Since winning the Edgar (TM) Award for Best First Novel with The Thomas Berryman Number, his books have sold in excess of 300 million copies worldwide and he has been the most borrowed author in UK libraries for the past eight years in a row. He is the author of some of the most popular series of the past two decades - the Alex Cross, Women's Murder Club, Detective Michael Bennett and Private novels - and he has written many other number one bestsellers including romance novels and stand-alone thrillers. He lives in Florida with his wife and son.

James is passionate about encouraging children to read. Inspired by his own son who was a reluctant reader, he also writes a range of books specifically for young readers. James is a founding partner of Booktrust's Children's Reading Fund in the UK.
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Rating details

184,432 ratings
4.08 out of 5 stars
5 45% (82,433)
4 30% (54,503)
3 18% (32,768)
2 5% (9,952)
1 3% (4,776)

Our customer reviews

I'm sadly to say that I couldn't finnish this book, but I promised you guy's a review, so here you have it. I won't put this book as a read book of this month/year, because I didn't fully finish it. I read about two-hundred pages, but this book was a disappointment for me. I honestly expected way more than I got. First thing, I hated the beginning, because I didn't understand the characters because of all the swapping. It was exciting, but it doubted off. I wanted more, more feelings, more explanations,but this book was written too plain for my taste. This is a book that you either love or hate. A matter of what you like. If you like easy and straight to case written books, than this might be for you. It has a good story I have to admit, but I didn't connect with any of the characters, and I think that characters are truly important no matter what. I honestly thought that Max was a boy, because there weren't any distributions about it in the beginning, just me and I, and that might be confusing. IF I RECOMMEND THIS BOOK I would say both yes, and no . . . It depends on what you'd like in the book. It's more a book for ten year olds that really doesn't care about feelings, and details. If you're a grown up like me, and like to dream into the story line... This is a book that you just could skip.show more
by Sindre Ellingsen
Maximum Ride is a fourteen year old girl with wings, who grew up in a dog crate with the rest of her 'flock'. Their wings are the result of genetic engineering by a group of not very nice scientists at a place called 'the School'. At the start of the book they have already escaped the School and are trying to live life in secret - and that's where everything starts to go wrong. This book is a great start to James Patterson's first children series. While I wish I read it earlier (say at age 13 or so) Patterson's ability to create a page-turning thriller out of any storyline continues on in Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment. This book deals with child abuse, neglect, mutation and death. It questions the moral and ethical rights of doing what needs to be done to survive. It shows how smart children are when they need to be, when they are without parents, or an adult in general. It's not ridiculous though, no one is perfect and all of the characters in this book make mistakes, some that are one hundred percent regretted, others that would be done a thousand times over if needed. I really liked this book. It is the first James Patterson novel I have read but it makes me keen to check out his books targeted at the older generation. As I said before, I wish I had read it at an earlier age, when i could have related more to the characters (who sometimes have pretty childish moments) but I'm definitely going to read the rest of the series to find out how the story ends. Overall I'm giving Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment 3 and a 1/2 stars out of five. I recommend it to fantasy lovers aged 11 to 14 and fans of James Patterson who are interested in books aimed at younger readers.show more
by Amy Mansell
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