The Final Warning - Maximum Ride, Bk 4 Author:James Patterson FIRST SHE WAS WATCHED. — In this breathtaking new story from the astonishing imagination of James Patterson, a girl has to save herself from an army assembled just to capture her - and maybe save the planet while she's at it. — THEN SHE WAS THREATENED. — Maximum Ride is a perfectly normal teenager who just happens to be able to fly, the result of a... more »n out-of-control genetic experiment. Max and the other members of the flock - five kids who share her remarkable ability - have been asked to aid a group of environmental scientists studying the effects of global warming. The expedition seems like a perfect combination of adventure, activism - and escaping government forces who are watching the flock all the time.
THIS IS HER FINAL WARNING.
But even in Antarctica, enduring in the harshest weather on our planet, Maximum Ride is an irresistible target in constant danger. For whoever controls her powers could also control the world...« less
I've been reading this series since...gosh, before the third book came out. As much as I love the characters, I stopped buying the books because of the author's sudden, jarring use of the Flock as his personal soapbox against global warming and how IT'S GOING TO KILL YOU TOMORROW!!1!.
I read for fun, not to be preached at. It gets somewhat better after this, but be warned, fans: the Flock's story is, from this book on, all about facing new (crappy) villains, saving the world through helping starving children in Africa, and a massive romance plot that I won't spoil but you can probably guess.
I'll say it more clearly: THERE IS SO MORE STRUGGLING TO SCRAPE TOGETHER A LIFE FOR THEMSELVES. Sure, it's great for them, but...I kind of miss them pre-Final Warning.
I'm still reading the rest, and I'd encourage other fans to get it from the library or here...just don't pay full price until you're sure you're satisfied with the new direction.