South Kingstown Public Library Teens

Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment

on March 5, 2009

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Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment by James Patterson

The Maximum Ride series focuses on a group of six very special kids. As babies, they were part of a scientific experiment conducted at the School, where their DNA was grafted together with avian DNA. The result: along with other varied powers each of them now has wings.

The Angel Experiment opens several years after they had escaped from the School. Unable to live normal lives, the six of them (led by Max) have lived as a family, safely in seclusion from the rest of the world. That safety is broken when the youngest of the flock, Angel, is kidnapped by Erasers. Erasers are another School experiment, humans crossed with wolves and raised as brutal hunters.

Max and the others vow to save Angel, and set out on a rescue mission where they not only encounter danger at every turn, but start to learn more about who they are and where they came from. This new found knowledge leads them from the School in Death Valley across the country to New York in search of answers.

The writing of the book is a little choppy, with the short 2-3 pages chapters. However, this is easily overlooked as Patterson quickly lures you in with action and plot twists; and of course, leaves you with so many unanswered questions at the end that you just have to pick up the next book.

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