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Maximum Ride, Vol. 2 (Maximum Ride: The Manga #2)

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Having recovered Angel, Max and the flock head to New York City to pursue a lead regarding their true identities. But where the flock goes, erasers are sure to follow! Even more troubling, though, is the voice that's begun whispering in Max's head. Is it really her destiny to save the world?
Paperback, 256 pages
Published October 27th 2009 by Yen Press (first published October 1st 2009)
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Oct 26, 2009 Kristen rated it it was amazing
Shelves: action-adventure
Max and Fangs haircuts look amazing!!!!
Kat (Lost in Neverland)


Damn....I love him. Both Fang AND Tom, lovelies.
Jennifer Wardrip
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The kids have escaped their cages from Vol. 1 and are hiding out, trying to recover. They've saved Angel and are all together once again. But soon Max starts to have bizarre headaches and a voice convinces her that they all need to head to New York City to find the Institute of Higher Living.

The children reach NYC and are amazed at the city spread before them. The voice inside Max's head encourages her to experience some fun. What that means, she doesn't kn
Apr 16, 2015 Meagan rated it it was amazing
I absolutely FLY through these!! I love them! Don't want to say anything about the plot because I don't wanna spoil. But this was even better than the first and the end!!! AH I need to start the third volume to see what happens!
Brigid *Flying Kick-a-pow!*
Got it for christmas, just sat down and read it in like half an hour. And then flipped through it again. It's pretty wicked awesome. :) I love the manga interpretation of the book; the drawings are great. It's just really cool. :] I liked that Fang got his weird ponytail cut off towards the end … he looks more like I pictured him from the books, now. lol. :D
May 01, 2016 Rachael rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-stars
the second manga book was incredible! the illustrations are just mind blowing, and they stick to a lot of the scenes from the actual book series, and it's just awesome.
N.T. Embe
Jan 05, 2014 N.T. Embe rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Fans of James Patterson
Recommended to N.T. by: Barnes and Noble
Shelves: manga

Let's start things off by introducing the volume this way: If you read the first volume and picked up this one, you've probably already made your decision about whether or not you're going to continue reading this series, since the first volume had possibly the weakest start to any book or manga I've ever read.

That being said, all my criticisms from the last volume still hold out strong in this one as well. There is no real change to anything in this volume besides a continuation of the simple p
Stacey Kym
Feb 16, 2016 Stacey Kym rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-ya-2016
I really enjoyed 'Maximum Ride, Vol. 2'! There was plenty that went on during the novel and I didn't loose interest halfway through. I enjoyed the lots of illustrations and now it doesn't seem foreign to me whenever I look at them or try to decipher what they mean. I still get slightly creeped out by the HUMUMGOUS and often BULBOUS eyes of the female characters (especially Angel in the pictures) and find it weird. Max and Fang share a VERY romantic moment that made me want to jump for joy. FINAL ...more
Jan 14, 2011 Ashley rated it it was amazing
im readin it now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jul 18, 2011 R rated it it was amazing
Shelves: max-ride, manga
Amazing. Manga Fang is hot.

I simply devoured this! One of my favourite series as a graphic novel, I was straight down to my library to borrow it, and it certainly did not disappoint. I LOVE the covers in the graphic novel series, they truly capture the description James Patterson provided of our protagonists; just look at them all:

I feel they truly add a magical touch to the novels!

This will be a review purely based on the graphic novel and not the story of which I will be writing reviews for soon. The images really ca
David Babakhanian
Mar 07, 2013 David Babakhanian rated it it was amazing
I chose this book because I read the first one in the series and I wanted to continue reading it. The flock goes to new york to find a institute but the erasers are still after them. Max is also getting these painful headaches and hearing voices that are guiding her through the city. My favorite quote was, “You're a fridge with wings. We're freaking ballet dancers! This was my favorite quote because he was beating up the eraser and telling him that he was a fridge with wings. The authors writing ...more
Definitely my favorite manga of the series so far, wish they wouldn't have screwed with the part where Max nearly gets kidnapped by that eraser and then he expires. But it wasn't too bad there. Then again if it were exactly the same there'd be no point in buying both really. It's like two stories told in different colors. If I had to choose id definitely pick a manga over the actual book. Why? Because for some odd reason James Patterson's writing style is somewhat irritating to me. All I ever ge ...more
Sama kayak volume 1 beli di obralan IBF
Baru tahu ternyata nomer 3 sudah diterjemahkan. Nyesel g nyari2 tadi --"
Gambarnya bagus, suka banget liat pas Max dkk terbang. Kayak malaikat :D
Max ternyata ditakdirkan menyelamatkan dunia dan ada suara aneh si otaknya. Angel jadi punya kemampuan lebih, kayaknya dia bakal jadi yg terkuat nanti.
Fang abis potong rambut jadi guanteng, Iggy malah aneh.
Nudge ternyata naksir Fang! Cemburu pas Max cium Fang, btw adegan ciumannya disensor. Yaelah capedweeeh.

Dan tet
Jan Carlo
Sep 06, 2016 Jan Carlo rated it it was amazing
So after they go angel , angel talks about whatever she herd on the place she has been taken and she says that their parents is alive and they decided to head to new york city because that's what the document says and of course those annoying "erasers' are sure to folow them.
Maya Giardina
Jun 15, 2015 Maya Giardina rated it really liked it
The manga adaption of the second Maximum Ride book- "Maximum Ride: School's Out-Forever" is a great version of the series. It follows Maximum, and the flock- a group of human/avian hybrids that have escaped from a lab called “The School”- as they journey through NYC in order to shut down a threatening industry. And all the while, Max and her gang receive more hints of the coming apocalypse and the role the winged heroine must play in it- that Max herself has to save it. With her mission to save ...more
Tamsin Delaney
Feb 04, 2015 Tamsin Delaney rated it really liked it
I hadn't really seen myself getting into graphic novels as I preferred to read words rather than pictures but seeing this series come to life was a really great experience for me. I didn't particularly like the style of the drawings, especially how the characters were very Japanese anime rather than American teenagers but I suppose most graphic novels are like that (I wouldn't have a clue if they are or not). Some of the speech/story bubbles also confused me with their positioning on the page, s ...more
Karen Zavala
Dec 01, 2015 Karen Zavala rated it it was amazing
Are the plot and subplots believable and interesting? What loose ends, if any, did the author leave? What would you do if you have wings.?should max find her friends family, what she do? this book is a drama **SPOILER ALERT**max kissed fan!!for me I eww and also its wow. and another **SPOILER ALERT** did max killed her brother ( the bad guy ) in a fight wow a girl beat him. I like when the author changed max and the others never quit what ever is bad or good.
This is a fiction book and its also
Kewl Kid David
Aug 19, 2016 Kewl Kid David rated it it was amazing
Yesterday I finished Maximum Ride (the manga) by James Patterson. This book follows a girl who "has the destiny to save the world" whilst attempting to escape with her "flock", a group of friends with the same bird wing genetic coding. In the last installment our main character, Max, had to save the youngest of her flock, Angel. Luckily she saved her, but only got caught again from trying to leave "The Institute" where humans are experimented on.

In my opinion this book deserves a 5/5 as it reac
Jan 18, 2012 Megan rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: people who love original MR
first time I've ever read manga. It was really....weird. I liked it except Fangs outfit. And that Nudge looks like a 16 year old and dresses....? Well lets just say that if I had an eleven year old kid, I would not let her dress like that.
Jaiden Ciminelli
Amazing adventurous book! Would recommend anyone who is interested in Fantasy type Manga Books even though this is about humans with wings it is an awesome book. 10/10
Mia Prasetya
May 02, 2010 Mia Prasetya rated it it was ok
Shelves: manga
Fang gantengggg...
Tapi kenapa bosen ya baca buku 2nya? Perasaan cepet banget dikejer-kejer musuh, ga seru ah, tapi tetep bakal beli buku 3nya :p
I love love love Fang. The cover. Drool worthy. He is just--urgh. So sexy. He's what makes this manga so enjoyable!
Dec 14, 2013 SHNARK rated it liked it
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Apr 24, 2015 Cassie added it
I think this book was a perfect sequel to the Maximum Ride series. I like how I never got bored when reding. Actually, I liked it so much that I read in in two days! Anyway, this book helped me understand the characters. Since there were so many members in the flock (6) I had trouble remembering them in book one, but this book really leaped into who each character was and what they were like. A lot of different challenges came up for the flock, but in the end all is well. Again, I would recommen ...more
Jul 31, 2014 Ak rated it really liked it
So much drama! I really enjoyed this manga. It was a really quick read as well. From the beginning, this story compelled me. It was so interesting and original. Although I have yet to read the actual novel version. Max was a character I really enjoyed. She was a very great character. Her leadership skills interested me a lot. The way she took care of her friends made me envy her. Fang, was amazing! I loved his character. The way he took care of Max made me fall in love.

The story line was myster
Ronaldo Huerta
Mar 02, 2014 Ronaldo Huerta rated it it was amazing
Maximum Ride Vol.2
reviewed by: Ronaldo Huerta
**spoiler alert**
Max and "the flock" are heading to New York to find secrets and answers. The book Maximum Ride Vol. 2 is science fiction. In my opinion I think that this book is fantastic.

In the book their are a lot of characters. Some of the characters are Maximum (max,), Angel, and Fang. Max is the leader of "the Flock", and like a mother to Angel. Fang is the second oldest in "the Flock", Fang is dark and mysterious. Angel is the youngest of "t
Sean Tay
Feb 26, 2012 Sean Tay rated it it was amazing
Why I decided to read this book:I've read enough of James Patterson's books to know how good the quality of his writing is,I only just needed to get a version of one of his books in graphic novel form.Around the time I thought of that,I searched the library and found this.

This book fills in my 'Graphic Novel' slot on my bingo board.It was fun and interesting to see James Patterson's work of art expressed in the form of drawings,it was nice for a change.When I read the book version of this I had
Jul 01, 2012 Sandy rated it it was amazing
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
For my initial thoughts on the series read my review of volume one. This review will contain only mild spoilers for this volume but definitely contains spoilers for the previous volume. You have been warned.

Maximum Ride is the story of six teens/kids (ages ranging from 6 through to 14) with a scientifically created mutation - they have wings and can fly. On the run from the 'erasers' (half human half beast/dog, trackers and enforcers for the School (the labs that created them)) the group hits Ne
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Maximum Ride: The Manga (10 books)
  • Maximum Ride, Vol. 1 (Maximum Ride: The Manga, #1)
  • Maximum Ride, Vol. 3 (Maximum Ride: The Manga, #3)
  • Maximum Ride, Vol. 4 (Maximum Ride: The Manga, #4)
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