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The Angel Experiment (Maximum Ride, Bk 1)
The Angel Experiment - Maximum Ride, Bk 1
Author: James Patterson
Get ready for the maximum thrill ride from #1 New York Times bestselling author James Patterson. Fang, Iggy, Nudge, the Gasman, Angel, and Maximum: Six kids who are pretty normal in most ways--except that they?re 98% human and 2% bird. Riding the wind, their wings are an amazing gift...and yet, their world can morph into a nightmare in a single ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780316155564
ISBN-10: 031615556X
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 432
Reading Level: Young Adult
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

4 stars, based on 227 ratings
Publisher: Little, Brown
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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reviewed The Angel Experiment (Maximum Ride, Bk 1) on + 60 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 12
Absolutely charming and fun to read. Although it's not classified as a book for young adults, my 12-yr-old daughter and all of her friends read it and loved it. My daughter carried the book everywhere she went and couldn't put it down - and, that's a first! I'm a Patterson fan, and I cannot believe this is his work because it's so unlike anything else he has written. Excellent read for adults and "tweens." Feel free to email with any questions. ~LeAnn
reviewed The Angel Experiment (Maximum Ride, Bk 1) on + 746 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 10
A very good book, works great for any age level. This book goes on about a group of children who were experiments and how they have banded together to create their own family in the face of danger.
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Helpful Score: 7
I really liked this book, but I felt that there was not enough back story, no explanations as to what happened to these bird kids, why they were experimented on, who their parents were, just tortuous hints that they were supposed to save the world. Also, after 400 plus pages of repeated escape and capture, I was a bit annoyed with the cliffhanger ending. I do realize this is a serial novel and I look forward to reading the rest of this series, an enjoyable, quick read, not just for teens!
reviewed The Angel Experiment (Maximum Ride, Bk 1) on + 8 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
Wonderful first book in a great series. It is a great story for Pre-teens, Teens and adults. Quick read, short chapters, high interest. A really nice pick for a reluctant reader
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Helpful Score: 4
Keep in mind, this was written for the younger set. That said, I think it was great - I read it through in one day. It's not like his adult books but I think it will go over well with younger readers.
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Excellent book!
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There can be no disputing James Patterson's writing ability, though I have not liked his adult books. This was because of subject matter, not writing. This book , Maximum Ride, skims the borderline between sci fi and ordinary literature. It contains just enough of the outrageous to captivate a teen or even a Young- Adult -book- reading -grandma like me. I enjoyed it immensley. Patterson has the ability to make the absurd realistic. When I finished this book I sent it to my grandsons. They will have to wait in line, though, because my son got it first and is reading it.
I liked book II also and am waiting for book III to arrive.
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I read quite a few YA books and this one was certainly NOT one that I would recommend. It seemed flat and written "down" just because the target reader is a "youth" doesn't mean the writer has to write "down", being young doesn't mean that the reader can't understand good writing. If you want a good YA series skip Patterson and read some of Scott Westerfeld's books or Jonathan Stroud, at least those authors aren't just trying to fulfill a contract for their editor which is what this book felt like. Flat & rushed.

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Iggy (Major Character)
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