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Maximum ride: the Angel experiment

Maximum ride: the Angel experiment

Patterson, James, 1947-

Max Ride and her five friends grew up in a science lab/prison called the School. They were created as an experiment, one where they ended up only 98 per cent human. The other 2 per cent is bird. When the children manage to escape, the scientists must make sure that no one finds out about them

Paperback, Book. English. Young adult fiction. Suspense fiction.
Published London: Headline, 2006
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Statement of responsibility: James Patterson
ISBN: 0755321944, 9780755321940
Intended audience: Adolescent.
Note: Originally published: 2005.
Physical Description: 454 p. ; 20 cm.
Subject: Genetic engineering Fiction.

Accelerated Reading

Book Level: 4.6
Interest Level: MY
Points: 11
Quiz Number: 209045

Author note

James Patterson is one of the best-known and biggest-selling writers of all time. Since winning the EdgarT Award for Best First Novel with The Thomas Berryman Number, his books have sold in excess of 300 million copies worldwide and he has been the most borrowed author in UK libraries for the past eight years in a row. He is the author of some of the most popular series of the past two decades - the Alex Cross, Women's Murder Club, Detective Michael Bennett and Private novels - and he has written many other number one bestsellers including romance novels and stand-alone thrillers. He lives in Florida with his wife and son.

James is passionate about encouraging children to read. Inspired by his own son who was a reluctant reader, he also writes a range of books specifically for young readers. James is a founding partner of Booktrust's Children's Reading Fund in the UK.

Reviews

'The first in a series from adult-thriller writer Patterson has all the characteristics of his work for grown-ups: pace, action, mystery and cool... sharp and punchy with plenty of jokes and shocks. And it proves that girls can be tough, too.'||'This skilled and compulsive tale is so involved about kids being brave against the odds' The Sunday Times, 3/7/05||'MAXIMUM RIDE is a fast-paced, action-packed fantasy adventure that children will love' Age, Melbourne 4/6/05||'Patterson knows where our deepest fears are buried... There's no stopping his imagination.'
New York Times Book Review||'Nonstop action carries this page-turner breathlessly from start to finish... Speed, suspense, excitement' Kirkus Reviews||'[MAXIMUM RIDE has] enough action to draw in the most hesitant reader' The Australian||'Nonstop action carries this page-turner breathlessly from start to finish... Speed, suspense, excitement' Kirkus Reviews||'MAXIMUM RIDE is a fast-paced, action-packed fantasy adventure that children will love' Age, Melbourne 4/6/05||'This skilled and compulsive tale is so involved about kids being brave against the odds' The Sunday Times, 3/7/05||'[Patterson] delivers an action-packed cross between Gertrude Chandler Warner's Boxcar Children and Marvel Comics' X-Men' Booklist||'A fast-moving, thrill-a-minutes, neo future adventure that pits good against evil in a most significant way... It's imaginative, it's exciting, it's touching - but it's also damn scary considering what some scientists are up to already.'||'The characters are so well written that you'll really root for them. It's edge of your seat, thrilling stuff.' 5 Stars.