Maximum Ride, Vol. 2 (Maximum Ride: The Manga, #2)
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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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Max and Fangs haircuts look amazing!!!!
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...more
Kat (Le Pauvre Cœur)


Damn....I love him. Both Fang AND Tom, lovelies.
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
N.T. Embe [Against GR Censorship]
Jan 05, 2014 N.T. Embe [Against GR Censorship] rated it 4 of 5 stars Recommends it for: Fans of James Patterson
Recommended to N.T. Embe 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...more
David Babakhanian
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...more
Jackson Hardin
Max, Angel, Nudge, Fang, Iggy and Gazzy (A.K.A The Flock) 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 in her head convinces her that they all need to head to New York City to find the Institute of Higher Living. They are sent on a journey of surprises.
Maximum Ride: The Manga #2 would be enjoyed by readers who are not diehard fans of James Patterson Maximu...more
Jan 18, 2012 Megan rated it 4 of 5 stars 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.
Anastasia Ivanovoa
my reaction:
im readin it now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Ruthie the Ultimate Geek
Amazing. Manga Fang is hot.
Ronaldo Huerta
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...more
Sean Tay
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...more
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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...more
My Thoughts - 5 out of 5 unicorns - I loved it!! Great for reluctant readers and to bond with your kids!!
**Checked out from the high school library

Okay this is my 2nd graphic novel or manga, and I enjoyed this one as much as the first. Still have no idea what the difference is between graphic novels & manga, but really I don’t need to know :) I just know I like it and my son loves reading them. It gives us another way to connect, and he loves that I’m reading something that he read.

I have a...more
The next great book in the series.

So far I've only read these two first books and hope to get to the actual chapter books in the near future.

The plot is getting very interesting, and intense that I was sitting at the edge of my seat, trying to figure out how to piece these puzzle pieces together. I sure hope the author turns this into one heck of a good plot - it would be totally disappointing to see this whole plot drop down because so far this series is so promising it's scary.

The art is profe...more
Samantha Westall
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Originally posted on my blog:

(3/5) As the summary says, the flock go to New York to find the Institute (this is reminding me so much of The Mortal Instruments series). Well, this setting was better than the last volume and it was fun seeing the Flock explore New York.

(5/5) I enjoyed the plot far more in the second volume than I did in the first (not saying the first volume was bad though). The whole time through the manga I was wondering what in th...more
Have you ever wondered how it feels to have wing? Would you want to have any wings? The genre of this book is science fiction because some of the characters in this book have wings. I really thought that this book was really good because there were some parts of the book were there were fighting.

The setting of this story is in New York. The main character of this book is a girl whos name is Max. Max wants to run away from her dad because she dosent want to stay in a locked cage all day but her f...more
Max dikerangkeng bersama Angel, Nudge, Fang di tempat yang dinamakan sekolah. Mereka berhasil meloloskan diri karena kebodohan Ari si manusia anjing dan bantuan yang datang dari Iggy dan Gazzy. Masing-masing mempunyai sayap di punggung. Mereka terbang ke arah timur.

Angel yang terkecil di kelompok mereka bisa membaca pikiran. Dari Angel diketahui institut yang menyimpan data asal usul dan orang tua mereka. Mereka berasal dari manusia bukan bayi tabung seperti yang mereka duga. Ketika masih berben...more
I believe this volume is still using the story line from The Angel Experiment, but it may have moved on to School's Out - Forever. Even though I knew the story, I immensely enjoyed the artwork and seeing the characters visually. This artist's style really appeals to me. Some of the fight/escape scenes made more sense to me seeing them as opposed to reading them, and in particular I liked seeing the makeovers the flock gets while they are running from the Erasers in New York City. It was interest...more
Grigor Hoonanian
This book is about a girl named Maximum who tries to break out of a facility called the Institute. In this place they conduct experiments on humans and give them animal D.N.N. Max and her friends escape this facility with their wings. They have wings because they were injected with bird D.N.A. They may have escaped the facility but they are also being tracked by creatures called Erasers. These creatures are like Max and her friends but they have been injected with wolf D.N..A. These Erasers are...more
I gave this book 2 stars because it wasnt that interesting.The book wasn't interesting because there wasn't anything actiony happening. They just found out where they came from. There was a little fighting with the Erasers but only a little because the people who could fly didn't stay and fight the Erasers they just flew away. Lastly the book has some exciting parts but not alot. For example the voice in Max's head is telling her riddles that she has to figure out in order to stop this whole bei...more
Juliette E
Maximum ride number two is a breath taking book with alot of action its just amazing. The reason I like this book is because all the action that there is and how the author wrote the book and put the story in a mysterious way it nis just good. I think the author in the story wrote the book in a mysterious and interesting way the author makes you always wonder what will happen next. My favorite character is Maximum Ride. She is the the most adventurous character in the book ans she likes to go on...more
Jessica Kwan
This was another adventurous well done graphic novel by NaRae Lee! She really showed a lot of details in the wings of the characters and made all the arguments between them seem really epic! The fights between the flock and erasers were also epic because NaRae Lee was able to show what each character thought and show the pain,sadness, or whatever they felt really clearly. Even the blood Fan or Fnick [XD] seemed so realistic! I wanted to just jump into the story and save Fang. I also wanted to fl...more
Faith Woody
ONCE AGAIN I'VE FALLEN IN LOVE WITH THE SERIES EVER SINCE THE FIRST ONE, this manga is amazing and has just as much as the novel, when James Patterson makes books he doesn't disappoint and this volume won't disappoint you either.
Alanna P
This was a quick read after the first one. I think it held the spirit of the original books and certainly held my son's attention. He really wants to read the original now!
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