Reviewed by Jaglvr for TeensReadToo.com
With beautiful illustrations by NaRae Lee, this adaptation of James Patterson's characters takes on a new and exciting life.
Fans of the Patterson series featuring Maximum Ride, the genetically manipulated bird girl and her family, are in for a treat with this Manga edition. Taking the adventures from the pages of his books, NaRae Lee brings the story alive with action and adventure.
Maximum and the other five bird children have been left alone for the past few years in a remote cabin in the middle of nowhere. They believe Jeb, their "father," is dead, so they've been left to fend for themselves. But the night Angel, the youngest of the six children, gets taken by the Erasers, the remaining five know they have to go and
She has most likely been taken back to the "School." The "School" is the most horrible place to the children and somewhere they never wanted to have to return. But they have to go for Angel; she's one of their own.
The children head out on a daring rescue attempt to save Angel. They encounter more Erasers and other hardships along the way. But not everyone is out to harm the special bird children. Max finds a friend in the most unlikely place. And when they finally reach Angel, the biggest surprise of all is waiting for the children.
To discover how the story plays out, pick up MAXIMUM RIDE: THE MANGA, VOL. 1. The pages will seemingly turn on their own accord. With little dialogue and mostly action, the story will appeal to almost all age groups.
If you haven't read the stories that the Manga is based upon, have no fear. The story is easy to follow, and before you know it, you'll be hooked and eager for Vol. 2!
This is a wonderful manga that actually is like a book. It's not 10 pages and tahdah you're done. You get quit a bit of story here for your money. This manga is right from the Maximum Ride books, so you're not getting any extras thrown in that you didn't know about. The artwork is awesome and helps put into perspective who the baddies are and what they look like. The story line is very quick as it is action packed and leaves you wanting to see more after the end of the book. The artwork is also very well done. No extra fluff, just what exactly needs to be told and shown to the reader. A very well done manga.