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Fang (Maximum Ride #6)

4.07  ·  Rating Details  ·  48,386 Ratings  ·  2,456 Reviews
Being a kid with wings -- constantly on the run -- has never been easy, and Max and her flock are getting tenser than ever. First, on a trip to Africa, they meet a mysterious billionaire whose intense scrutiny of the Flock makes her fear the worst. And as if an impending apocalypse weren't bad enough, canny birdkid Angel makes a dire prophecy about Max's soul mate: Fang wi ...more
Hardcover, 309 pages
Published March 15th 2010 by jimmy patterson (first published 2010)
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Jun 06, 2011 Madelyn rated it did not like it
If Fang dies, I'm going to make Patterson rewrite the book. I really will. Fang dying would screw up the series, and unless Angel gains the power to bring back the dead, Fang HAS TO STAY ALIVE! Fax is one of the BEST parts of this series! Particularly since the Erasers, and the School and all those people either don't exist or aren't interested in them anymore. The series was better when the Flock was running.


I have been reading reviews. And it is unanimous. (Or at least it should be.) FA
Brigid *Flying Kick-a-pow!*
May 09, 2010 Brigid *Flying Kick-a-pow!* rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: anyone who can spare a few million brain cells
Well …this is awkward. I've been putting off writing my review for this book all weekend. I guess I'm still absorbing it. I just don't even know where to begin. So, here comes one of Brigid's really long and angry reviews, and it might contain spoilers. Sorry, I don't put spoiler alerts on my reviews because it bothers me––I'm not sure why. Anyway, here goes.

If I could describe Maximum Ride in one word it would be "Why?" Why hasn't this series ended yet? Why do they keep getting published? Why a
Feb 23, 2010 Emma rated it really liked it
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Oct 09, 2009 Fang_obsessor10910 rated it it was amazing
OK im new heer so im jst gonna speek mi mind:

OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i swear i jst spent 20min crying over this! WAT?WAT.WAT!
FANG DIES!?!?!? tht seriously CANNOT HAPPEN! i meen, if it did id seriously throw the book across my room. go back and pick it up. throw it out my window. go outside pick it up. (im doing all of this while crying my eyes out btw) throw it i
Dec 12, 2010 Huong rated it did not like it
Shelves: adventure, read-2010
Don't kill me for writing this, after all, it’s the truth.

I did NOT like this book at all. To tell the truth, starting from the fourth book, everything plummeted from O.K to BAD. The first three books were okay, they're not great, but tolerable. But the fourth book till this book was HORRIBLE!

Because James Patterson, the oh so famous author, put way too many variables in the series. I mean, from global warming, to evil Itex corporation, to endanger species, and now to evil scientist that's
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Mar 16, 2010 Victoria Loves Books rated it did not like it
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Jan 21, 2010 Porsche rated it liked it
Recommends it for: EVERYONE
Hey fellow Maximum Ride Fans!
Just thought you should know that if you look on not only can you read everything it's about but you can preview the first 6 chapters!!!!
And I'm totally with a bunch of these people on the throwing of the book if Fang dies!!!!! I mean, he and max just officially got together and if he kills him off what's Max gonna do!!!!

So as I'm sure you know this new bird kid,Dy
Apr 27, 2010 Andrew rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Dear Max,
You looked so beautiful today. I am going to remember what you looked like forever. And i hope you remember me the same way. Clean,haha. Im glad our last time together was happy, but im leaving tonight. Leaving the flock, and this time its for good. I dont know if il see any of you again. And the thing is Max, everyone is just a little bit right, and added up all together it makes this one big right. Dylans a little bit right about how my being here might b
♥ Becky  22
Apr 07, 2013 ♥ Becky 22 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2013

Faaaang! Noooo! Whyyyyyyyyyyy!

That. Letter. OMG.

- I could never be as fangalicious as you'd want me to be."


This was actually much better than the last two books. (#4, #5)

Might write a review someday. ;)
May 18, 2010 Ashley rated it did not like it
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Nov 17, 2010 Elyse rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: tyo all with an open mind that like both action and a little romance
Recommended to Elyse by: everyone that knows me well
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Sep 17, 2010 Hannah rated it did not like it
Alright, about this book...
There's no specific word to describe it, really. I thought it to be a HUGE letdown and, quite frankly, a waste of my time. I thoroughly enjoyed the first three books of the Maximum Ride Series, but, with The Final Warning and the books following, it has continued to go farther and farther downhill. Breaking it down into element:

Negative Elements:

The Plot - I thought it was hastily strewn together and lacking substance. It was just bad, and the romance didn't help it at
Although the series has gone down hill I am still looking forward to his new book. Fang is my favourite character and I've stuck with the series this far I might as well try and finish it. Though, I wish he would go somewhere with them because this series doesn't seem to be concluding.

Finally read this book! I'm 20 but I feel the need to finish all series that I start so that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it!
It's a cute tale, again filled with "Scientists are bad bad people" and "don't mes
So Fang goes bye-bye.

Well guess what?

There goes my interest in the next book too.
Nov 22, 2010 Raegan rated it liked it
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Jan 02, 2010 Laura rated it it was amazing
I know I will like this book. Even if there's a mass extinction of all things mutant.
NNNNNNNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm going on vacation on March 14 and this book comes out on the 15. NNNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

I don't get why everyone thinks Fang will die. Haven't you noticed that the little subheading thingies on the series always come out opposite??
Besides, everyone has to die someday. Even book characters. Unless they're immortal book characters. And I would throw
Mar 22, 2010 Sofi rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: Fax fangirls who don't particularlly care about plot
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Okay so I really like the Maximum Ride books but lately I have been wanting to burn all of the books!!! Why you may ask???


Okay so
1) Angel is evil then she's not then she is? WHAT?!
2) Dylan shows up and....I don't even want to get into that mess
3) The flock kicks Max out?!? Because she loves Fang or something.....

UGH just UGH this book was awful I don't know what going on with James P but its like he's trying to make the book more interesting and in the proses of that he forget
Mar 16, 2010 Sarah rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: Fang fan girls, they'll just eat this one up
I don't know if his books are just getting worse, or if I'm just getting picky. Though thankfully he's not preaching about the enviroment in this one. Basically this book just contains a lot of swooning and the stereotypical dumb evil scientist. Patterson really needs to get new bad guys, all his evil scientists are practically the same person. Though I have to say, I love his use of WTH? :)
Feb 27, 2016 mari rated it really liked it
Shelves: books-i-adore
Really Patterson? You're gonna end a book like that? In that way? Do you enjoy laughing evilly when you make all your readers cry over that DAMN LETTER?!?

Omg, I need a minute.

Ok, back to some professionalism. This was probably my favourite so far out of the series. Yes, there is still that fast paced adventure that we all dearly love in this series, but it was nice to see a little slower sort of adventure in this book. I suddenly loved the conflict that was presented in this book, loved the wa
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Basic Info

Pages/Length: n/a
Genre: Young Adult; Fantasy

At A Glance

Love Triangle/Insta Love/Obsession?:
Cliff Hanger: Yes.
Triggers: n/a
Rating: 1.5 stars

Score Sheet
All out of ten

Cover: 8
Plot: 3
Characters: 4
World Building: 4
Flow: 4
Series Congruity: 5
Writing: 4
Ending: 4

Total: 2

In Dept

Best Part:
It ended.
Worst Part: I can't even.
Thoughts Had: Please stop writing. I will pay you to STOP!


Continuing the Series:
Recommending: no

Short Review: SPOILER ALERT!!! Thank
Mar 16, 2010 Lauren rated it it was amazing
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Carolyn Bush
Feb 23, 2013 Carolyn Bush rated it did not like it
Horrible in every sense of the word. I honestly wish there was a rating lower than one star. I'd criticize the plot, but i had trouble actually finding one . Heres an abridged version-Pointless love triangle's, pointless characters, nonexistent plot, nonthreatening villains, a weird song sung by the incredibly dull new character Dylan, horribly written, and honestly insulting to anyone who's a fan of the previous books. Maximum Ride has never been about the romance, yet now its completely overta ...more
Dec 20, 2009 Nico added it
i agree with most of the other comments, out of the whole flock i only like fang and iggy. The other books were very confusing and off topic. like i dont even know what happened to that ape and organs in a jar guy, that was just really random. I hope this book makes more sense than the others. But what i was really confused about was mr. ching or whatever his name is? the villains are VERY messed up in this series. i dont even know why i still read this series, but the name of this book says eno ...more
May 08, 2010 Mounica rated it did not like it
First thought after finishing book: Sucked bad
Second thought: Are you kidding?
Third thought: Really.
Fourth thought: Big mistake.

James Patterson is getting lazier. He’s stretched this series too long, the characters are so unstable, the plot’s all over the place, there’s no story, no humor, the same-old villains, and more mushy romance than ever, and Fax fans are going to gush over this, but count me out.
Sep 03, 2011 Nani added it
Shelves: sci-fi
I love the entire series and I have every book up to #5. I can't wait for this one to come out. My biggest disappointment in this book would be if they actually let Fang die, cause if they do that I might die. He and Max just started to grow in their relationship, I'm anxious to see what they have in stored for us.
Tipikal cerita yang dipanjang-panjangin hehehehe Nggak ada yang spesial, yang ada malah bikin bingung hahahaha. Nggak tahu mau ngomong apa? Nggak tahu harus komen apa? Kayanya cukup baca Epilognya aja dah...bab-bab sebelumnya ya gitu dah hehehehe

Epilog yang sukses buat gue jadi mengharu biru kala membacanya. Sedih di kala bahagia.

Someday we might have only a few seconds to figure out the meaning of life

Preview buat Naga:
DYLAN WAS STARING into my eyes. Hard. He was leaning
toward me.
An Odd1
Oct 27, 2015 An Odd1 rated it did not like it
* "Fang" is the dark, handsome love interest for pretty Max, leader of six winged children, in an ongoing series. James Patterson starts with obligatory points. Charitable cause is contributing medicine and food to African poor. Mad scientist villain injects humans for improvements, ignores deformed and dead collateral damage, and fights mindless flunkies. I do not like the repetition common to other books, or the destructive ending.

Six-months out but fully-grown adult Dylan is designed to be M
Aug 15, 2010 Bex rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own
Fang (Maxium Ride #6) I loved this book, best in the series so far.

Max and her flock are flying to Africa, where her mother's environmental group, Coalition to Stop the Madness (CSM), is hosting a refugee camp to provide food and medical assistance to the needy. The flock is going to hang out and help where they can. They'll be staying in a rustic tent and eating unappetizing things like millet balls. But they've survived much worse, and helping out at the refugee camp goes right in line with th
Apr 30, 2016 Amruta rated it it was amazing
After an intense mission to save the ocean and Max's mom, the flock encounters yet more problems. Angel predicts something about Fang, that shocks everyone. To add to all this, the flock meets a scientist, Dr.G-H who wants them to be his experiments. Max is also torn between choosing Fang or Dylan,her so called perfect match, for her soul mate. How will Max be able to deal with all this and yet find time for saving the world?

After the amazing, Max book I felt the need to keep on reading.So the b
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Maximum Ride (9 books)
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“You're lying through your fangs," Iggy accused.
Fang tried to play innocent--but "innocent Fang" is an oxymoron, so it didn't work.”
“Fang! Come Back!" I started pulling his hair. Shaking his head and shoulders. Hard. "Wake up! Snap out of it! You stupid jerk! I am going to kill you if you die on me!” 291 likes
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