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ISBN13: 9780446617796
ISBN10: 0446617792
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Publisher Comments:

Featuring characters inspired by the smash hits When the Wind Blows and The Lake House, The Angel Experiment marks James Patterson's explosive debut in the young adult market that is guaranteed to create legions of new fans for this bestselling author.

Fang, Iggy, Nudge, the Gasman, Angel, and Maximum: six kids who are 98% human and 2% bird. They grew up in cages, living like rats, but now they're free. When the bloodthirsty Erasers — half men, half wolves genetically engineered by sick and sinister scientists — kidnap little Angel, the Flock embarks on a rescue mission full of nonstop action, adventure, and soul-seeking — not to mention a little bit of saving the world on the side.

Review:

"Thriller writer Patterson takes characters that first appeared in his adult novels When the Wind Blows and its sequel, The Lake House, and places them in an overblown, nearly incomprehensible story pitched at young adults. Max (aka Maximum Ride), the 14-year-old girl from both of the aforementioned novels, leads a band of mutant orphans hiding from the sinister scientists at 'the School,' who grafted avian DNA onto their genes, giving them wings (plot points established in When the Wind Blows). When the School's henchmen — 'Erasers,' 'half-men, half-wolves' (one of whom is their rescuer Jeb's seven-year-old son) — kidnap six-year-old Angel, the youngest member of 'the flock,' Max and company will stop at nothing to rescue her. Well, nothing except to aid a stranger, bond with some real birds, eat lunch and take lengthy naps. The often violent hunt-and-chase plot resembles that of a Saturday morning superhero cartoon. The point of view shifts jerkily before settling into Max's first-person narration, which is self-deprecating but never sounds like a real teen's voice, and the novel is strewn with mutations of nouns-turned-adjectives ('tunnel-visiony,' 'antisepticky,' even 'Robin Hoodsy'). Loose ends abound but presumably the sequel, scheduled for 2006, will reveal the identity of the evil 'whitecoats' and their motives as well as who owns the Voice speaking inside Max's head. The Patterson name will attract readers; but his fans may be disappointed that this tale never takes flight. Ages 12-up." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Review:

"[An] exciting SF thriller that's not wholly original but is still a compelling read....As with Patterson's adult mystery thrillers, in-depth characterization is secondary to the fast-moving plot." School Library Journal

Review:

"Patterson occasionally forgets his audience here, as evidenced by his sardonic tone...but he's picked a comfortable formula...which he's cushioned with an abundance of slavering beasts, childhood heartaches, and unresolved issues." Booklist

Review:

"The short chapters appeal to the limited attention span of many of today's teens. The writing is visual and cinematic — things that kids expect from their video games, TV cartoon shows and action movies. And the ending leaves plenty of wiggle room for a sequel." USA Today

Synopsis:

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?

Synopsis:

From Death Valley, California, to the bowels of the New York City subway system, 14-year-old Max leads her feisty "family" on a journey of action, adventure, and soul-seeking in this #1 "New York Times" bestselling series debut.

About the Author

James Patterson was selected by readers across America as the Children's Choice Book Awards Author of the Year in 2010. He is the internationally bestselling author of the highly praised Middle School books, I Funny, Confessions of a Murder Suspect, and the Maximum Ride, Witch and Wizard, Daniel X, and Alex Cross series. His books have sold over 260 million copies worldwide, making him one of the bestselling authors of all time. He lives in Florida.

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cmdoduck, August 4, 2012 (view all comments by cmdoduck)
I loved this book from the first chapter. It is readable by more than just Young Adults. Love the characters, the action, the story that you become a part of. I felt like I was part of the action, that I was in this world where these children had been part of this angel experiment, it definitely felt like Our world today and I could see this happening. Definitely believable, and how can you not feel empathy towards these children that are in this situation? Great book and would definitely recommend it to others.
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sadisticartist, August 24, 2010 (view all comments by sadisticartist)
Wonderful! The suspense the action...the sarcasam!!! Max is the best herione ever, with her sharp tounge and sharp kicks she'll make you beg for more! The gang is adoarable and you want to hug everyone of them!
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waikarol1997, June 9, 2010 (view all comments by waikarol1997)
You along with your fellow friends have just escaped from an experimentation lab, but are being hunted down. You and your "gang"are 98% human, 2% bird, and can fly. Welcome To Max' nightmare. Maximum Ride, a.k.a. Max, must protect her gang-Fang, Iggy, Nudge, The Gasman, and Angel-from half wolf, half human monsters, with a taste for flying humans. Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment , is a suspenseful thriller, that will put you on edge. The novel is book #o1 in James Patterson's Maximum Ride series. The book is a must read! Although the book mainly caters to a youth/young adult audience, it is for anyone that simply enjoys a good, enticing, and realistic read. From my perspective, this is one of the most believable, books that I have ever read. It treads on the border of fantasy, and realistic ideas. It will leave you aching for more. If you want a book that will leave you more than satisfied, read Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment. Prepare for launch: These pages Fly!

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780446617796
Author:
Patterson, James
Publisher:
Vision
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Mysteries, Espionage, & Detective Stories
Subject:
Adventure and adventurers
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - Science Fiction
Subject:
Genetic engineering
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
Children s-Science Fiction and Fantasy
Subject:
Adventure
Subject:
Kidnapping; Orphans; Children in peril; Friendship; DNA research; Genetic engineering
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series:
Maximum Ride
Series Volume:
01
Publication Date:
20060531
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Language:
English
Pages:
464
Dimensions:
7 x 4.25 x 1.25 in 0.49 lb
Age Level:
13-22

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Thriller writer Patterson takes characters that first appeared in his adult novels When the Wind Blows and its sequel, The Lake House, and places them in an overblown, nearly incomprehensible story pitched at young adults. Max (aka Maximum Ride), the 14-year-old girl from both of the aforementioned novels, leads a band of mutant orphans hiding from the sinister scientists at 'the School,' who grafted avian DNA onto their genes, giving them wings (plot points established in When the Wind Blows). When the School's henchmen — 'Erasers,' 'half-men, half-wolves' (one of whom is their rescuer Jeb's seven-year-old son) — kidnap six-year-old Angel, the youngest member of 'the flock,' Max and company will stop at nothing to rescue her. Well, nothing except to aid a stranger, bond with some real birds, eat lunch and take lengthy naps. The often violent hunt-and-chase plot resembles that of a Saturday morning superhero cartoon. The point of view shifts jerkily before settling into Max's first-person narration, which is self-deprecating but never sounds like a real teen's voice, and the novel is strewn with mutations of nouns-turned-adjectives ('tunnel-visiony,' 'antisepticky,' even 'Robin Hoodsy'). Loose ends abound but presumably the sequel, scheduled for 2006, will reveal the identity of the evil 'whitecoats' and their motives as well as who owns the Voice speaking inside Max's head. The Patterson name will attract readers; but his fans may be disappointed that this tale never takes flight. Ages 12-up." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , "[An] exciting SF thriller that's not wholly original but is still a compelling read....As with Patterson's adult mystery thrillers, in-depth characterization is secondary to the fast-moving plot."
"Review" by , "Patterson occasionally forgets his audience here, as evidenced by his sardonic tone...but he's picked a comfortable formula...which he's cushioned with an abundance of slavering beasts, childhood heartaches, and unresolved issues."
"Review" by , "The short chapters appeal to the limited attention span of many of today's teens. The writing is visual and cinematic — things that kids expect from their video games, TV cartoon shows and action movies. And the ending leaves plenty of wiggle room for a sequel."
"Synopsis" by , 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?
"Synopsis" by , From Death Valley, California, to the bowels of the New York City subway system, 14-year-old Max leads her feisty "family" on a journey of action, adventure, and soul-seeking in this #1 "New York Times" bestselling series debut.
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