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School's Out Forever (Maximum Ride #2)

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It's 24 hours since Max Ride and her fellow bird-kids escaped the New York Institute, and they're still on the run. But the six companions - 98% human, 2% bird - came away with some vital information, if they can decode the garbled words and numbers, perhaps they'll find out where their parents are.
Paperback, 457 pages
Published 2007 by Headline Publishing Group (first published 2006)
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Paranormal_Madness
What I liked:
-Max. She got some pretty good character development in this book, and I enjoyed her exploring her more “feminine” side, and I especially liked her date with Sam. I also liked her little jealous streak when Fang got kissed by Lissa, and I liked Fang’s equal amount of jealousy towards Sam.
-Iggy. I liked the development with Iggy and his family. It seemed real and not the cheesy expected fairytale ending that I was expecting James Patterson to write. I liked that his parents saw him a
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An
Nov 01, 2008 An rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: all the students who even do not like reading
Recommended to An by: Nancy
Book title: Maximum Ride- School out Forever
Author: James Patterson
Page: 416

Wow, i start running with Max and the children again. I cannot wait anymore. Curiosity and excitement are my feeling right now. I have to read it immediately. Sorry, i will tell you next week...^^

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I give five stars for the second sequel of Maximum Ride this week. I feel so excited when running in the same ride as Max and the Flocks. James Patterson is indeed an amazing writer. His story makes me
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Kim
Jan 09, 2009 Kim rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This review is for books 1 and 2 in this series. I feel like I learned a lot from these books as a writer. The fact that book one hit number one on the NYT best seller list means to me that the author did something right, because a whole lot of people are enjoying it enough to buy it and probably tell their friends to buy it, too. So when I read books like these and I feel like he broke some major rules in a way that really, really weakened his books, I have to ask myself, so what exactly did he ...more
Sella Malin
Dec 21, 2008 Sella Malin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Victoria
I really enjoyed this book so much more than I did the first novel in this series! I loved how funny and entertaining it was. One of my biggest complaints for the first novel had been how juvenile it seemed even for the characters' ages and the cheesy dialogue, but I didn't have that problem this time. The dialogue was so much better and kept me invested the entire time. I also liked how the vocabulary seemed to be so much more fitting for the characters. It was pretty action packed and not near ...more
Whisperwind
This was a bit better. But a lot of things were thrown at you randomly. Many things made it seem... recycled. I think that anything else I say will be a spoiler, so I will stop here. But better than the first book.
Helen
Aug 27, 2011 Helen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: scifi
This series is a great guilty pleasure and I love the characters. Both books so far have been quick reads and I am excited about continuing with the next one. This get s big thumbs up.
Kara
Jan 04, 2011 Kara rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Maximum Ride Fans
Recommended to Kara by: GoodReads :D
hmmmmm, I'm really starting to like Fang :P
Natasha (books_n_dreams)
Book two as way more than I was expecting but also so much more intriguing than book one. Now I have an understanding to this family and who they each are, I like how we don’t know everything about them, but are learning about them as they learn stuff about themselves. Of course the story is still just as fast pace as book one, but there are some moments where it does slow down, because we get to see the flock put into different situations they never expected to happen.

It was refreshing to see
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kait ;
reread on may 31, 2017, came out unscathed, not so happy about it

this book had so many flaws to it not even. like i was wrong in my first review. i said i disliked the plot. honestly?? there is no plot. not at all. i mean- like the flock is just skimping around trying to stay alive. and honestly?? james patterson emphasizes the fact that max and her little itty bitty flock is trying to stay alive, that's basically what happens in the entire series. there are so many fillers in this book that it
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Brenda "Brie"
Jul 17, 2010 Brenda "Brie" rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Bex
May 27, 2010 Bex rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own
This is the second installment of the Maximum Ride series, picking up right after The Angel Experiment. I would suggest you read them in order to avoid any confusion in the plotline.

Maximum Ride: Schools out Forever starts right where The Angel Experiment left off, continuing with the six genetically engineered children being chased by their main enemies, the Erasers, a wolf/human hybrid. Max, Fang, Iggy, Gasman, Nudge and Angle continue to evade the predators in each city they visit. Max conti
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Mad
Jan 06, 2017 Mad rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5/5*
Opinião completa: http://presa-nas-palavras.blogspot.co...

Dificilmente alguém não gosta dos livros desta série pelo simples facto de que a história corre bem, as personagens são bem construídas e a ficção é fantástica. James Patterson tem uma capacidade louvável de fazer o leitor gostar do livro logo a partir das primeiras páginas, e isso aconteceu também neste livro.
Algo que eu achei que melhorou muito em comparação ao primeiro livro foi a vertente de comédia. Nos outros livros tínhamos mom
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Joyzi
May 19, 2010 Joyzi rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of Maximum Ride Series
Recommended to Joyzi by: Youtube
I love the characters, my favorite character was the Gasman because he's really funny and he makes me laugh.

Okay so character-wise it was the best but plot-wise it was okay. So the plot was like a big random mess I don't really get it, and there are parts wherein I wished they edit that out because it seems pointless and the story drag quite a bit.

There's also so many deux-ex-machina that it was really getting into my nerves. What I mean it is not enough that one character get one superpower b
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Miyong
Huh. The writing style's the same, the characters are the same, and I feel the plot hasn't moved on much, despite this being a 400+ book.

Sure they got a few ideas and info and whatever else they need to "save the world," but...I don't know. I just feel that reading such a long book should have given me more things to be excited about. Unfortunately, no.

I still feel no attachments to the lead guys, mostly Max. (view spoiler)
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Tatiana
Oct 28, 2011 Tatiana rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I listened to the audiobook again for the second novel in this series. There is something about the story that keeps you going despite how bad it is. The writing is terribly juvenile and predictable. There is zero subtlety about the emotions each of the characters are going through. And yet I kept going.

I think the main thing (if not only thing) that kept me going was the idea behind the novel. There is something so goosebump-producing about a flock of humans with wings. I loved the flying scene
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Adam
Jan 21, 2016 Adam rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the perfect sequel to the first book. It is very well written and I would recommend to everyone.
mari
Feb 09, 2016 mari rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-i-adore
Two words: Childhood Restored.
Tayla Robichaud
Jun 24, 2017 Tayla Robichaud rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017, towerteams
This was a really cute book that I enjoyed.
I give this 4 instead of 5 because the writing style is a little too all over the place and childish for me.
But the overall plot and storyline was very good and kept me hooked and entertained.

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Catarina
Juro que não minto mas aqui há uns tempos pensei que a Max se deveria ter perdido algures no ar e que estava com saudades dela. Por isso imaginam a minha alegria quando vi que ela estava e volta com o seu ritmo alucinante e as suas aventuras de cortar a respiração.
James Patterson tem um jeito natural para escrever para jovens. Falo-vos de frases curtas, poucas descrições e muita mas mesmo muita acção. Falo-vos também de um dos poucos livros que conheço que tem uma irmã mais velha como personage
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Arminzerella
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Vanessa Alexandra
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Reading Vacation
Maximum Ride = Marvelous Reading

As leader of her Flock, Max is tough and resilient. This bird girl does not give up on her mission to save the world and protect her Flock. She does it all with flair and a sarcastic edge. Despite endless betrayals and growing up in a lab, Max shows that she can have a soft side too.

The members of Max’s Flock are tight and they each have unique talents. Fang can disappear if he sits still long enough. Iggy sees everything in white. Nudge is magnetic. The Gasman is
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Amber
Jan 28, 2013 Amber rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Previewing this book for near teen-age boys. I do like the characters and the story line. My boys love books where sarcastic whit is strong in at least one character. Patterson does not fail to provide lots of zinging dialog. The graphic novels led us to these and I was unsure if they were for youth or adults because in our library some of the "Maximum Ride" series is housed in the adult fiction. In one of the graphic novels there were several occurrences of bad language but the rest of the grap ...more
Alexa
Aug 18, 2008 Alexa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Brenna Driscoll, Claire Checovich, Beth Hefty, Cecilia DeMarco
Recommended to Alexa by: Leanne Sheth
Fang is critically injured on the way to DC by a flying Eraser attack. They have no choice but to go to the hospital, and their secret is discovered. The Flock is questioned by the FBI, and in return for Fang's treatment, Max reluctantly agrees for the Flock to stay with Anne Walker, an agent until Fang recovers. After a few days, Anne enrolls the Flock in a school run by William Pruitt. Fang and Max date people from the school named Lissa and Sam, and Iggy is friends with Tess, another girl. Bu ...more
Stephanie (Stepping out of the Page)
I think that I may be starting to like these books. They're not complex but they do have a gradually increasing depth to them - I could certainly see the whole plot develop in this book and a lot of potential for more interesting situations. I found this one to be quite funny at points and I'm beginning to feel more towards the flock - there's definitely a family chemistry there and it's developing nicely - they all interact and work well with each other and you can see why they make a great tea ...more
Bree
Jun 10, 2014 Bree rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This book is perfect for two occassions. 1. The short chapters are great for trying to convince the reluctant reader or the short attention span teenager to pick up something and read. Plus the heroes have cool wings and the main character is a girl. Kudos for that. 2. For adult readers of YA fiction it is perfect bathroom reading, again the 2 page chapters are the perfect length, plus even after not looking at the book for long periods of time it's not that difficult to figure out what is going ...more
Carrie
I can't remember what I rated the first book, but it feels like I enjoyed this book more then the first. Not much more but a little more. I am irked again at the writing style, and the short short chapters, and the the way it feels he his talking down to the young adult reader. But hey that could be just me and to be honest I have yet to read adult books by him.

But anyways, things are about to change for Max and her flock as Fang gets injured on their journey. FBI, School, (view spoiler)
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Allison Dunn
Dec 08, 2016 Allison Dunn rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was no doubt a 5 star book! This book never had a single dull moment, and was full of action packed chapters. I can't believe how incredibly well James Patterson can write. He can write suspense and cliff hangers better than most other authors that I have read. Thoroughly enjoyed this book, and can't wait to read the next one!
Kate
Aug 26, 2007 Kate rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2007, age-ya
I read this extremely fast. I wished there was a little more character development, but it was interesting, and I can't wait to read the next one (as well as the adult books this series is based on).
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Other Books in the Series

Maximum Ride (9 books)
  • The Angel Experiment (Maximum Ride, #1)
  • Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports (Maximum Ride, #3)
  • The Final Warning (Maximum Ride, #4)
  • Max (Maximum Ride, #5)
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“Did you know that wasn’t me, the other Max?” I asked.
“Yeah.”
“When?”
“Right away.”
“How?” I persisted. “We look identical. She even had identical scars and scratches. She was wearing my clothes. How could you tell us apart?”
He turned to me and grinned, making my world brighter. “She offered to cook breakfast.”
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“I can talk to fish!" Angel said happily, water dripping off her long, skinny body. "Ask one over for dinner," Fang said, joining us.” 1076 likes
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