Monday, October 18, 2010

Review: The Angel Experiment

Book: Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment by James Patterson
Pages: 464 pages
Source: Bought
Publisher: Warner
In James Patterson's blockbuster series, fourteen-year-old Maximum Ride, better known as Max, knows what it's like to soar above the world. She and all the members of the "flock"--Fang, Iggy, Nudge, Gasman and Angel--are just like ordinary kids--only they have wings and can fly. It may seem like a dream come true to some, but their lives can morph into a living nightmare at any when Angel, the youngest member of the flock, is kidnapped and taken back to the "School" where she and the others were experimented on by a crew of wack jobs. Her friends brave a journey to blazing hot Death Valley, CA, to save Angel, but soon enough, they find themselves in yet another nightmare--this one involving fighting off the half-human, half-wolf "Erasers" in New York City. Whether in the treetops of Central Park or in the bowels of the Manhattan subway system, Max and her adopted family take the ride of their lives. Along the way Max discovers from her old friend and father-figure Jeb--now her betrayed and greatest enemy--that her purpose is save the world--but can she?
My Thoughts:
Five words: I need the next book.

James Patterson is such a great author and his books are awesome. Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment has to be one of my favorite action/adventure books of all time.

Max is a very strong protagonist and I loved how James showed that she wanted to be a great leader and protect the flock. I have to say that Angel was my favorite character though. She’s adorable, innocent, and she’s a six year old who kicks major butt. Fang, Gasman, Iggy, and Nudge were all great characters too.

The plot was really good, but the writing didn’t necessarily match the awesomeness of the story itself. Patterson tends to describe things over and over again a lot. For example, when he wrote Max thinking something, he also wrote that same thing in dialogue. It did get a bit tiredsome.

Overall, The Angel Experiment is definitely something you should check out if you love fast paced, action packed stories. Job well done James, job well done.

Writing: 7/10

Setting: 9/10

Characters: 10/10

Plot: 10/10

Cover: 8/10

Ending: 5/5

49/55=90% A


1 comment:

  1. I think the whole Maximume Ride series was great I've read them all except for the latest one Fang which I can't wait to read! Fang is my favorit character for sure. Awsome story.


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