Friday, December 28, 2012

BOOK REVIEW: The Angel Experiment (Maximum Ride #1) by James Patterson

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?
                                                       Rate: 5 out of 5 stars

My thought:
"If you dare read this story you become part of the Experiment. I know it sounds a little mysterious- but it's all I can say for now," - Max.
That line right there, was the start of my love for books. This series was what braught me to the world of books! And i am pretty freaking happy, let me tell you!
Now, to the review! This book is sooo cool! There are always books about people being half wolves, half vampire, or something. But in this book, there are kids who have WINGS!! They can fly and they are stronger then any usual person! As crazy as it seems, i never thought about kids having wings. I've thought about kids with magical powers or vampire kids, but not wings. No no no no no. I have not!
     James Patterson proves to be an expert with making great characters. Max has a sarcastic sense of humor that I love. Max is such a strong and grown up character. She is only 14, yet she is the leader, and the caretaker of a bunch of kids. I have 2 younger brothers, and even then, I cant seem to keep them both straight. Yet, she has five kids to take care of! FIVE! The five other members of her Flock (family) areIggy, The Gasman, Angel, Nudge, and Fang. and they are all fantastic.
      I loved the whole Flock. So so much. They all brought something to the table, something vital to the story. They were all alive - I can still picture them perfectly, as though I've known them all my life. It's a pretty neat feeling.
    Oh, and the irony of this story.... Geeeee it kept me on my toes. Max was often put in ironic situations that she couldn't get out of, or that reminded her of something terrible from her past, or both.The book has good laughs to even out the action. There're good scenes and lots of action. My favorite character has to Fang or Iggy. Something in this book is bound to make you smile! :)


“I took a bite of cookie and chewed. “Hmmm,” I said, trying not to spit crumbs. “Clear vanilla notes, too-sweet chocolate chips, distinct flavor of brown sugar. A decent cookie, not spectacular. Still, a good-hearted cookie, not pretentious.” I turned to Fang. “What say you?”
“It’s fine.”
Some people just don’t have what it takes to appreciate a cookie.”
James Patterson, The Angel Experiment

“Popcorn for breakfast! Why not? It's a grain. It's like, like, grits, but with high self-esteem.”
James Patterson, The Angel Experiment

“Dr. Martinez: "I take it you don't want me to call your parent?"
Max: "Uh, no." Hello, lab? May I speak to the test tube please?”
James Patterson, The Angel Experiment

“Feeding a crowd?' the woman behind the counter asked.
Yes, ma'am ,' Fang said sweetly.
Yeah, him and all his split personalities, I thought.”
James Patterson, Maximum Ride The Angel Experiment



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