“These kids don’t need broomsticks to fly.”
Maximum Ride took me on an adventure of a life time going from being in cages to fighting Erasers.
Max, Iggy, Fang, Nudge, the Gasman and Angel are on the run (aged from 6-14). They never want to be put back in cages or be tested on. They only want to be free.
These kids are 98% human and 2% bird. They grew up in dog cages in a lab, which is quite hard to imagine. Max and the rest of the flock now have to save the world whilst Max keeps getting a voice in her head which leads up to a meltdown.
Maximum Ride by James Patterson will make you cry and laugh like when Iggy tries to unlock Max’s wardrobe that has six locks and when Angel gets kidnapped. You will just want to keep on turning page after page. When I first started to read Maximum Ride I just couldn’t put the book down, so I ended up reading it in about 5 days.
Iggy was my favourite character because he is blind but at the same time he has the best hearing and can be extremely funny. Max is my second favourite character because she could keep the flock under control if they started to be a bit out of control. She is the leader of the flock and has an extremely strong will, so if an Eraser tried to get Max to come with him she would just give him a broken rib and maybe a broken jaw too.
This is the first book in about eight. The second book is called Maximum Ride School’s Out Forever. At the time of writing this review, I have just finished the second book and am looking for the third one. It is called Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports.
Published in paperback in 2006
My copy: Got it on my birthday in a restaurant.