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The Angel Experiment: A Maximum Ride Novel (Book 1) Paperback – April 1, 2007
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Raves for the MAXIMUM RIDE series:
#1 New York Times Bestseller
Publishers Weekly Bestseller
An ALA Quick Pick for Young Adults
An ALA/VOYA "Teens' Top Ten" Pick
A VOYA Review Editor's Choice
A New York Public Library "Books for the Teen Age" Selection
A Book Sense Summer 2007 Children's Pick
A KLIATT Editors' Choice
A Children's Choice Book Awards Author of the Year for MAX
*Publishers Weekly bestseller
*An ALA Quick Pick for Young Adults
*An ALA/VOYa "Teens' Top Ten" Pick
*A VOYA Review Editor's Choice
"Book of the week."--London Times
"Ready-made for a movie script."--The Toronto Sun
"Think wings, big wings."--Chicago Tribune
About the Author
James Patterson has had more New York Times bestsellers than any other writer, ever, according to Guinness World Records. Since his first novel won the Edgar Award in 1977 James Patterson's books have sold more than 300 million copies. He is the author of the Alex Cross novels, the most popular detective series of the past twenty-five years, including Kiss the Girls and Along Came a Spider. He writes full-time and lives in Florida with his family.
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-The Book is not well written.
-The Dialog is bland and cheesy.
-James Patterson must have no idea what kids are like or how they talk.
-There's a lot of action but the action sequences are just bad. They are never cool or interesting, then the kids run away, as always, never finishing a fight.
- None of the characters are actually interesting. I didn't care for any of them.
- The Dialog and running away from something is very repetitive.
- Barely a plot, the kids mostly wander around aimlessly, while somewhat heading in a direction.
- Its an easy read, you can fly through the pages at an alarming rate. Making it easy to finish if you enjoy it.
- There are a couple moments in the story that are decent.
It seems that "Where the Wind Blows" and it's sequel "The Lake House", were the more adult versions of the story of Max, then rewritten towards a more young adult audience as the actual "Maximum Ride" series. I would highly recommend reading the originals before diving into "Maximum Ride" books, even though they are two completely series and the books do not match up.
I will also add that I received this book in incredible condition. I did order a used copy and there is no sign of this book ever being used. It looks as brand new. I am extremely happy with this purchase!
In case anyone doesn't know about the books, they're about a group of special children on the run from diabolical people who want to use them for evil purposes. You can't help but grow to care about them and they take you on some hair-raising journeys. Enjoyable for 12 yo's and up.