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Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports (Maximum Ride #3)

4.17 of 5 stars 4.17  ·  rating details  ·  63,779 ratings  ·  2,223 reviews
Fourteen-year-old Maximum Ride and the other members of the "flock"--Fang, Iggy, Nudge, Gasman and Angel--are just like ordinary kids--only they have wings and can fly. It seems like a dream come true--except that they're being hunted by half-human, half-wolf "Erasers" who can fly, too.

In Book 3 of the series, the flock members are faced with a new enemy--robots called Fl
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Published February 1st 2009 by James Patterson -Young Readers (first published January 1st 2007)
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Jul 18, 2011 Mariel marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: godspeed you emperor's new clothes
Recommended to Mariel by: death from above 1979-2011
There was a metaphorical hole in my heart. A spiritual void and yearning for oblivion. My hands didn't want to turn the pages of the many books I own. Too lazy. What's the point? I'll still be me. Nothing on tv. All of these channels and NOTHING on. It's probably broken. There's no way that the same show is on every channel. I was bored. There was nothing to do. Pretty much the mental equivalent of food in the fridge and there's nothing good (tasty) to eat. I've got nothing! I'm a wasteland. The ...more
Feb 05, 2008 Nordy rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone who enjoys the sinking feeling that you are losing IQ points with every word you read.
I find one of the great benefits of teaching is being able to buy/read ya lit without having to justify to myself its literary merit (I'm buying it for my classroom library; I'm reading it for research). Much of the YA Lit that I read though, is, in fact, well written, intelligent, thought-provoking pieces of literature. The Maximum Ride series was certainly never that. While I enjoyed the first two Maximum Ride books (The Angel Experiment and School's Out Forever), they are certainly brain cand ...more
Aug 13, 2007 Margalit rated it 1 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: the blind
Shelves: kidsbooks
HATED IT. I never hate books. This was so poorly written, such a mess of mixed up voice, bad dialog and improbably situations. A total waste of paper.
I must say that the more I read this series, the more I love Max. She is sarcastic and witty, loving and caring, and tough and fiesty. Her constant ability to be sarcastic and still admit things to herself has me laughing through most of the book. She has to try to learn things on her own while basically raising 4 kids herself before she reaches age 15. That is a tough spot for anyone. With the recent trials that the group has befallen, throwing in some love triangles and things get even more in ...more
Okay, I would love to give this book ever-so-many more stars, but nothing ruins a book like half-a$$ed politics.

I mean, really?!? James, or whoever really wrote this (who is brilliant and the object of my emulation in so many ways), do you really want all children to be socialist democrats?

It's just hilarious to me how present players refuse to learn from history... the alternative being that they are students of history, bent on repeating it over and over again, not caring how many people die a
Apr 04, 2013 Lucia rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: People who enjoyed The Angel Experiment
Recommended to Lucia by: Naomi
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This book starts pretty much where the last one left off. Itex is all part of the evil military-industrial complex and has an evil plan. That plan is to kill about half the people on the planet, those not "good enough" and recreate the world. It's up to Max and the flock stop their sinister plan.

Like the previous books, the pace is fast and fun. The author gives a couple of nods to Ian Flemming's James Bond, and that's pretty much the way of his villains. They go to great pains to capture the h
Kathleen Garber
Oct 06, 2007 Kathleen Garber rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: teen girls
This is actually the third book in the series. I have not read the first two but When the Wind Blows (of which this series was based on,) is one of my favourite books by James Patterson.

When I heard that Patterson had written a children's novel I was surprised. Knowing what his adult books are like, I couldn't imagine how he could write for children without being to scary. I find his writing style completely different in this book, it is hard for me to think of the books as having the same autho
Nikki Arsenault
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Like the first two books in the series, this is pure escapist reading from James Patterson. Our heroine (the epynonomus, Max Ride) is back with her flock, to find their families, escape the Erasers, find out what the mad scientists are up to, and oh yes. save the world.

Again like the first two books, Max is a feisty, witty and likable guide through their adventures, and yes there is some conclusion at the end, although, Patterson, rather sensibly given the success of the series has left some of
Another super fun installment of this wonderful series by James Patterson. Max and her "flock" of genetically engineered teenagers take a group of wannabe Nazi's looking to create a new master race. A guilty pleasure to be sure, but a pleasure nonetheless.
Xavier Irizarry
In this third installment in the Maximum Ride series everything comes into focus. Max and the flock have abandoned the idea of finding their parents and changed their minds. This time they want to save the world. The mutant wolf men called Erasers have been exterminated and have been replaced with robots. The scientists at the School also want Max and her friends destroyed- for good. Max also has problems of her own like a annoying voice in her head and a micro chip in her arm. The flock splits ...more
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Once again, this book has everything Max. Because I originally thought this was the last book in the series, I think I became specially attached to it. Many of my favorite quotes come from this one.

There's more pop-culture and "normal" references in Book 3, but they just it make it all the funnier. Can we say Paris, Dallas Cowboy cheerleaders, beach bunnies, LA gangs, and Hollywood sign? :D

This is also the first book to rotate perspective more than the previous two, and for good reason (but I wo
This book was absolutely fantastic. From the first two or three chapters, I didn't expect much from the book. But once I got past those, I absolutely started to love this book. It was a book a looked forward to reading every night. You follow the flock as they try to escape the School and the rest of Itex. With action in every single chapter (except those first few), there's never a dull moment. Max and Fang's characters really develop in this book. So far, this is the best book in the Maximum R ...more
Sandra the Nook Worm
Not as good as the first two books in my opinion. James Patterson caters to the reader that just picked up the series instead of the ones who have been reading them all in order (which is the majority of the readers) and it's annoying. I don't need to be reminded of everything that happened in the first two books thanks... Ugh, other than that, I enjoyed the plot turns and direction the story is going. I got a chance to get to know some of the characters some more and I already bought the next o ...more
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JoYee Chu
Just finished the book last night,well this morning, 12:30am instead of doing my homework, which, you know is something i SHOULD do but i don't, merely so i could wait and do all-nighters before the due date, i'm the best student that way.

I was a bit...well, not ENTIRELY surprised by Iggys' hormones *snicker* and his comment,

"And God knows i can't get to know them by touch. Just do me a favour!"

I want to draw a small spin-off one page oneshot for that. ^_
Aug 20, 2008 Alexa rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Brenna Driscoll, Claire Checovich, Beth Hefty, Cecilia DeMarco
Recommended to Alexa by: Leanne Sheth
All the Erasers have been terminated and replaced by robotic flying erasers, or Flyboys. The Flyboys capture everyone except Max and Fang who are trying to find a place to live peacefully away from Itex,while searching Max remembered that they were near Ella's house. Max decides that she would get the microchip in her arm out with the help of vet, Doctor Martinez. When Fang and Max are far away from the Flock, they sit by the fire and Fang listens to Max worry about the future. Fang helps Max to ...more
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∆ Alex Sillsby ∆
Maximum Ride and her flock are confused. Where are the erasers? Why is everything so quiet? In the midst of all this confusion, even more springs up when Max discovers that she may have a thing for fang. So when Max and Fang leave the flock alone for a teeny bit of time all by themselves, all hell breaks loose. Instead of the old erasers, the flock is now attacked by what they call "flyboys". So while Max and Fang take time to visit old friends, the rest of the flock has to deal with being kidna ...more
So far, I've had fun with this series. I was able to put aside its simplicity and just go along for the ride. Sadly, the series has just gone downhill with each subsequent book and I find myself wondering if buying the next book is worth the price.

In Maximum Ride book three, Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports, Patterson attempts to move toward a climax and resolution that don't really come. I think the biggest reason behind this is due to the fact that the series was originally intended t
Luong Sy
This is the 3rd maximum ride book i read. Maximum Ride:Saving the world and Other Extreme Sports is another thrilling book in the ongoing Maximum Ride series by James Patterson. In the third book, Max and the others are still trying to save the world against the Itex corporation and evil director, who wanted to terminate all DNA Life form and tryed to cut population of earch in half, and staying alive against the Flyboys. The Erasers were the first to be destroyed and have been replaced by the n ...more
I'm not sure if James Patterson had a time crunch for writing this book, but it was trash. There were so many improbabilities, pointless scenes, inconsistencies, and it was boring.

While reading "Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports", I had some major "Yeah, right" moments. Max loses the use of one of her arms, then suddenly gets it back? Angel is now powerful enough to hypnotize a crowd? I don't think so!

About that fight with Omega Boy...Max is super strong. She would be able to hold her
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From the start of this book, my eyes started popping out. Not because i was tired or anything, its just that i kinda got my wish. Haha! yeah, i got my wish for more Fang-Max scenes. My heart started skipping a bit when the book started showing Fang's point of view. And then there was this kiss! oh yeah, boy was i not expecting that! Fang can realllly talk ohmyyy. Personally, at first.. i wanted to tell the characters, ditch the mission stuff and go on a vacation or something.

I was soooo not exp
I picked this book off the paperback shelf at the library, which is currently the only shelf I'm allowed to borrow books from seeing as how I have too many overdue fines, and you don't have to check out the cheap paperbacks. Sadly, most of them are genre fiction novels you would find next to the magazines at your local grocery store. But occasionally one grabs my attention (see also The Maiden's Tale ) and I decide to give it a go.

I'm glad I picked this one up. Despite some poor narrative const
Much improved over the second book, I'll give it that. We find out a lot about the flock, the sinister plans, and Itex. Relationships on a romantic and relative level are explored more deeply than before. Fang and Max's relationship is touched on briefly so I hope J Pat continues it. Which I know he will. I also know I can go on Wikipedia and find out everything that happens and not have to read the books.

Again I'll say I wish these kids could catch a break, but I guess it wouldn't be very inter
Chloe Choi
Oh, boy. A third book of the series! Oh, I feel it.... I feel what is going to happen.......and I know it won't be very good at first........ well, obviously, I read the book, so I know what happens. Haha. Okay, I'll get into the review.
In this great third book, Max and her flock encounter a massive problem. And they have to face it. Max is destined to save the world from a massive company called Itex. Why? Because they plan on cutting the world's population into half, turn in all 'useless' expe
In verità vi dico che Max è la nuova Miss Italia. È pure bionda

Questo è, fino a ora, il più brutto libro della serie che ho letto. Davvero di una bruttezza rara. All'inizio non sembrava così male, fino a metà regge bene il ritmo e si legge volentieri. Poi, però, tutto diventa ridicolo perché Patterson inserisce, all'interno della trama, finto perbenismo e lotta all'ecologia. Ma perché? Con chi ha stretto un patto il signor James? Gli è stato promesso un compenso dal partito americano dei Verdi?!
Name: Kim Deniker

APA Citation for Audiobook: Wu, N., & Jenner, J. (Narrator). (2007). Saving the World and Other Extreme Sport. On Maximum Ride [CD]. K. Thomsen (Producer). New York: Hachette Audio.

APA Citation for Book: Patterson, J. (2007). Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports. New York: Little, Brown, and Company.

Genre: Science Fiction

Literary Prizes and Award: "Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports" has won numerous literary awards including the Kliatt starred, 5/1/2007; Bookl
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Maximum Ride (9 books)
  • The Angel Experiment (Maximum Ride, #1)
  • School's Out—Forever (Maximum Ride, #2)
  • The Final Warning (Maximum Ride, #4)
  • Max (Maximum Ride, #5)
  • Fang (Maximum Ride, #6)
  • Angel (Maximum Ride, #7)
  • Nevermore (Maximum Ride, #8)
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