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Maximum Ride 1 (Maximum Ride: The Manga #1)

4.24  ·  Rating Details  ·  24,955 Ratings  ·  960 Reviews
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 time... like when Angel, the youngest ...more
Published 2009 by Paw Prints
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Feb 09, 2009 Robbie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have to review this both in relation to the original, and by its own. Tough!

Anyway, the story is still amazing and captivating, so points there.

It's an American original manga that they hired a Korean to write. It is definitely MANGA and not GRAPHIC NOVEL, especially considering it was serialized first in Yen Magazine. However, it does read left to right.

I feel like a little bit of the internal feelings/thinking is lost in this version over the original, which is interesting because many Jap
Feb 17, 2011 Hayden rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Maximum ride and manga fans
Recommended to Hayden by: My best friend :)

This is a great manga adaption of the MAXIMUM RIDE series. I read the first book by James patterson ages ago, and after reading this, I don't remember the manga leaving anything out. The only character that came out as I imagined was Gazzy. And the first thing that struck me when I began reading this was - WHAT HAVE YOU DONE WITH FANG'S HAIR???!!! HE LOOKS LIKE A GIRL!!!!!!
Yes, that was my reaction. It was my friends' reaction too. I
Feb 04, 2012 Anzuai rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga-sci-fi
Ok, let me first say something: I picked up this book knowing nothing about it, and because I was desperate to read something new. And I absolutely loved it!
This is the manga version of the original book for Young Adults (mainly) by James Patterson, and it's very skillfully transformed into the new format. Excellent art, brilliant dialogue and characters so real you feel they might just jump off the page!
Before I go into a bit more detail, if you're thinking of buying this book then DO IT!! Bu
Lauren Jacobson
Jan 10, 2016 Lauren Jacobson rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of James Patterson
Rating: 1 star.

The only reasons I bought this book was, for one, it was $1 at Goodwill (and in perfect condition), and two, because it had a gorgeous cover. Yes, I have read James Patterson’s book and yes, I very much disliked it. Correction, I hated it. It was stupid and pointless. The character’s choices were senseless. The whole book was terrible and cheap. As for the graphic novel, sure the illustrations were beautiful but it still had the same idiotic characters. (Except for what’s-his-nam
Dec 14, 2013 SHNARK rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
i did not get what was going on
Wow. That's all I can say about this book.
I had put it on hod at the library and went over to pick it up along with the second book, since I couldn't get my hands on the chapter book yet, and man am I happy that I picked it up.

This series has everything - a refreshing cast of characters that are funny and adventurous and all those other things that other characters lack, and for once, they are realistic, not cliche like Bella and Edward and the whole crappy cast from Twilight is. The art is grea
Sep 06, 2015 Madison rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A 4.5 star read!
This is my most favourite graphic novel to this date.
The illustrations were fantastic and beautiful. I was impressed by the artwork and overall enjoyed the story as I've already read the book before.
May 01, 2016 Rachael rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 5-stars
wow! so I actually happened to find this book in my library, and I literally read it in one day because it was just so freaking incredible! the illustrations in this book are literally just mind blowing! I highly recommend this series for Maximum Ride fans like me! if I could I would give this book 5 million stars!!
This was my first manga book and it will probably be my last (except for the Labyrinth ones, I'm still seriously considering getting those). First, can someone please tell me how 'manga' is pronounced? I keep saying it like the Italian word for 'eat.' I've also pronounced pilates like pee-lats because I'd never heard it pronounced before. Can someone help me out here?

The thing is, I don't know what's normal for manga and what isn't. It's not like reading a comic book/graphic novel. I like comics
Leanne Bell
Alas, I really wanted to love this but sadly I couldn't.
The story itself is the same as the book, for those who don't know anything about the maximum ride books here's the link to my review of the first novel:

I didn't have a problem with the story because it wasn't altered at all, but I did have a couple of other issues.
My first niggle was that for quite a long Manga it didn't cover a lot of ground and yes I do get that it is Manga and that it is supposed
Oct 14, 2015 Adam rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book. Not because of the pictures but because I found it very well organized. I think that it will help me understand what I am reading when I read the actual book and not the graphic novel. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes James Patterson books.
Apr 15, 2015 Meagan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Absolutely beautiful artwork!!! I loved this! Everything about it. The story was really riveting. I read this in one sitting because I just had to know what's going on!
Sampai sekarang aku belum pernah baca novel aslinya, hahaha.
Padahal aku udah koleksi nomor 1-4, keluaran GPU yang udah didiskon super murah sekarang.

Nah, ketemu manga yang versi bahasa Inggris ini didiskon murah banget juga di Periplus. ^^
Setelah baca, baru ngeh... oooh Maximum Ride ternyata isinya begini toh... :D

Btw, apakah isi manga ini mencakup seluruh isi novel pertamanya? Sampai endingnya, maksudku. --> masih belum akan sempat baca novelnya dalam waktu dekat (.___.)
Jun 22, 2015 Kellie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really liked this graphic novel/manga! It was a really good adaptation from the book
Brigid *Flying Kick-a-pow!*
OMG!!! I <3'D IT! It was so awesome to see Max Ride in manga. The manga definitely does the book justice, plot-wise. The characters weren't exactly how I pictured them -- I mean, wth is up with Fang? He looks like a creepy girl ... But ANYWAY, it was still cool, and I can't wait for the rest of the manga to come out. ^_^
this was amazing. i've never read manga before, but i liked this a lot. the only thing was that there was more swear words than in the books. and that was annoying. mi sister wants to read this but i dont think she will cuz of tht. *shakes head sadly*

anyway. i really liked it and can't wait for the second one
Michelle. D.
Pretty good manga for a white man. LOL

I am so used to maangas being right to left that I got confused some times while reading this book. LOL
The book was entertaining overall and I'd recommend it to anyone who is willing.

He's just so awesome.
Raquel Leite
Apr 27, 2015 Raquel Leite rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Publicada aqui:

Eu não li o original editado em portugal pela Topseller, por alguma razão que ainda não sei bem qual nunca me chamou a atenção.
No entanto tinha lido boas opiniões sobre os três volumes, daí a que quando vi este livro no bookdepository achei que deveria dar uma oportunidade, até porque tinha boa conotação no Goodreads. Por isso mesmo não vou puder falar se é uma boa adaptação ou não, mas parece-me que este livro tem muitos pormenores, contando sempre onde anda cada personagem prin
N.T. Embe
Jan 05, 2014 N.T. Embe rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of James Patterson's works and people who don't mind very little depth to their reads.
Recommended to N.T. by: Barnes and Noble
Shelves: manga

I remember when I first picked up this manga, my interest was raised by the title. It's an unusual one, to be certain, and once I looked at the cover, I fell in love with the dynamic art style and beautiful coloration of the art. I remember flipping it open in the Barnes and Noble and reading through the first few pages before I realized I was actually reading the book already. It flew by, a light and easy read without too much thought and the most basic of content, especially as far as reading
Liz Nelson
Mar 27, 2015 Liz Nelson rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Maximum Ride by James Patterson was adapted into manga format by Narae Lee. The series was recommended to me when I was looking for books about playing with genetics. I've been trying to familiarize myself with graphic novels and manga so I read the adaptation rather than the original text.

Maximum Ride is a genetically altered young woman with wings, raising younger teens and children who escaped with her from a facility known as "the school". The youngest and most beloved child in her care is k
Loveliest Evaris
Oct 09, 2011 Loveliest Evaris rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of Maximum Ride, lazy people like me who don't want to read the series
I don't know why, but Maximum Ride and its author, James Patterson, never really appealed to me. My classmates devoured the series in 6th grade but I just had a problem with the idea, the prose, everything. I am adamant for this stance. I have only read one book by J.P. and it was Swimsuit. But that was only because I needed my psycho-sexual-maniac fix.

But introducing Maximum Ride to me in a way I can understand.. in manga , or American-fused manga style, is what made me say "alright, let's get
For all my vitriol towards this series, I'm shocked to admit it works as a graphic novel. The constant action makes sense, the more ridiculous plot holes are glossed over, Max doesn't explain every literary device to the reader, and. Patterson should be down on his knees, praising Lee's artwork for turning his bland, hackneyed rip-off into something sincere and entertaining.

If I had read the graphic adaptation first, I might have plowed through this series. As it is, Volume 1 only covers the fir
Juliette E
Feb 10, 2011 Juliette E rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The book Maximum Ride is really good because it is a story about six kids that are half bird and half human.I liked this book because in the book they show teamwork with their family and they have a big accomplishment to do all together because it is not supposed to be done. To me this book rating is a 5 out of 5 becaus i wee once you read it you cant stop that is how good it is. My other friend read this book in less than a day it was amazing because she doesnt like reading that much. I didnt k ...more
Jessica Kwan
Nov 28, 2010 Jessica Kwan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was a very nice visual/graphic novel of the actual book by James Patterson. Although this was only a graphic novel portrayal of Maximum Ride: Angel Experiment, you could already tell that NaRae Lee really stuck to the story and didn't add much of her own opinions or perceptions into the story except for the brilliant, imaginative, artistic creations of Fang, Iggy, Gazzy(Gasman), Nudge, Max, and Angel. Unlike most graphic novels of series, NaRae Lee paid careful attention to every detail of ...more
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Jun 29, 2011 Ashleigh rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
One big review for all the Maximum Ride: Manga series! Or at least what I've read thus far.
Where the books, written by James Patterson, are good, they're not good enough to hold my attention much past The Angel Experiment, i.e. book one. It's a terrible thing when you're trying to read a series you think has a strong storyline, but just can't get through it for one reason or another- I think my main beef with Patterson was that the dialogue and writing started to suffer, he was being paid to pro
Nicholas Wallenhorst
Maximum Ride is one of the best series I have every read in my life!! It starts out as regular kids that started being experimented on and was turn into a human bird thing!! Well its like the kids with wings. The kids names are Maximum Ride, Fang, Izze, Angel, and Gazzy and they grew up with there so called "dad" until they find out he's just a scientist and he wants to do a huge other experiment on them. They refuse and fly away never to think of him as family again. Over the course of time the ...more
Oct 18, 2012 Julie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Maximum ride is a book series about a girl that is supposed to save the world. I read the first volume to this series. In this book Max and a group of kids she calls her flock escape from a place called The School. This place is a science lab that experiments on humans and animals. Max and her flock are special because they have wings and can fly. People from The School are always trying to catch Max and her flock. One of the people trying to catch her is her brother who is part wolf and part h ...more
Nidah (SleepDreamWrite)
Well, it does make sense to read vol. 1 then the others. Instead of vice versa since, I did just that and now I'm like, ohhh so that's what happens or that's how this started and wait, that's quite the coincidence that she met this or its foreshadowed about this or that. And yeah I won't say anymore except this is a pretty good start to the series as you'll get to know the characters and what's in store for them later on. Good set up.
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Maximum Ride: The Manga (10 books)
  • Maximum Ride, Vol. 2 (Maximum Ride: The Manga, #2)
  • Maximum Ride, Vol. 3 (Maximum Ride: The Manga, #3)
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