Maximum Ride : Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports, Paperback Book

Maximum Ride : Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports Paperback

Part of the Maximum Ride series

3 out of 5 (2 ratings)


You're about to join the adventures of Max, Fang, Iggy, Nudge, Gazzy, and Angel, six extraordinary kids who have powers like no other: they can fly, and they're being chased - no, hunted - across America and around the world. THIS IS THE END, MY FRIENDS. But I promise that you'll fly higher than ever before in this wild adventure, witness battles worthy of multiplex movie screens, and laugh until your sides hurt.

There's even a little romance...But all good things - and even terrible, unspeakable ones - must come to an end.

This is that moment in time, I'm afraid. Either we save the world, or we crash and burn. And I mean all of us - even you, faithful reader, because you play a very big part in this story.

The flock needs your help. Yes, you.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 448 pages
  • Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Science fiction
  • ISBN: 9780755322022

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More standard fare from the flying kids in this third installment of the Maximum Ride series. They are still flying, running, hiding, and flying some more. I actually enjoyed the second book in the series but this one was just too over the top for me. "Over the top?" you say, "But they are flying genetically modified children! What's more over the top than that?" Yes I know. I really do. But the whole plot was a little too deus ex machina for me. Hundreds and hundreds of enemies attacking at once and Max and her small flock either punch, kick, bomb, or otherwise incapacitate ALL of them. Just like that! No, really. Guns, bombs, adults, robot-wolf thingies, prison-like compounds, OTHER genetically altered superchildren. They are no match for these adolescents. That is the whole plot. Over and over ad nauseum. Oh yeah, and Max find her mom. But not really. But then she does. Maybe. It could all just be a dream. "But what about the dialog!" you protest, "James Patterson is a literary powerhouse! Surely that at least sort of made up for it!" Ugh. Patterson strives for clever and snarky and "hip teenager" and just misses by a mile. It's stilted and awkward and a little lame. I was a little embarrassed from time to time that he actually thinks that's how kids speak. Like others have said, I hate to not finish what I start and this is no exception. I will keep plowing through because I sort of liked the second one, but this series is just not doing it for me.

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This one actually finished with a certain level of completion.

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