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Patterson, James, 1947-

14-year-old Maximum Ride, better known as Max, knows what its like to soar above the world. She and all the members of the 'Flock' Gang, Iggy, Nudge, Gasman and Angel, are just like ordinary kids only they have wings and can fly

Paperback, Book. English. Suspense fiction. Adventure. Fiction 13+. Young adult fiction.
Published London: Young Arrow, 2012
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Statement of responsibility: James Patterson
ISBN: 0099543788, 9780099543787
Intended audience: Adolescent.
Note: Originally published: 2011.
Physical Description: 291 p. ; 20 cm.
Series: Maximum Ride series
Subject: Ride, Maximum (Fictitious character) Fiction.; Genetic engineering Fiction.
Series Title: Maximum Ride series.

Accelerated Reading

Book Level: 4.8
Interest Level: MY
Points: 8
Quiz Number: 223223

Author note

JAMES PATTERSONis one of the best-known and biggest-selling writers of all time. He is the author of the bestselling series for young readers, Witch & Wizard (nominated for the 2011 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards), Maximum Ride, Daniel X and Middle School. This is as well as writing three of the top detective series around - the Alex Cross, Women's Murder Club and Michael Bennett novels - and many other number one bestsellers including romance novels and stand-alone thrillers. He lives in Florida with his wife and son.

James was inspired by his son, who was a reluctant reader, to write books specifically for young readers. He has also formed a partnership with the National Literacy Trust, an independent, UK-based charity that changes lives through literacy. In 2010, James Patterson was voted Author of the Year at the Children's Choice Book Awards in New York.


"The latest young adults' thriller from James Patterson continues the gripping Maximum Ride series"
Star Magazine

Back cover copy


Max Ride and her best friends have always had one another's backs.No. Matter. What.Living on the edge as fugitives, they never had a choice. But now they're up against a mysterious and deadly force that's racing across the globe - and just when they need one another the most, Fang is gone. He's creating his own gang that will replace everyone - including Max.


Max is heartbroken over losing Fang, her soulmate, her closest friend. But with Dylan ready and willing to fight by her side, she can no longer deny that his incredible intensity draws her in.


Max, Dylan, and the rest of their friends must soon join with Fang and his new gang for an explosive showdown in Paris. It's unlike anything you've ever imagined . . . or read.

Praise for the Maximum Ride series

'Has all the characteristics of Patterson's work ... pace, action, mystery and cool'Sunday Times