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Escaping ITEX in Florida, the Flock head west, with Max more burdened than ever by the knowledge that she's meant to save the world. But while their leader is keen to stay on the path leading to her destiny, Fang and the others are more interested in settling down and letting the chips fall where they may. With the Erasers eerily absent from their lives of late, has the ...more
Paperback, 240 pages
Published December 13th 2011 by Yen Press
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Kurara
Nov 20, 2014 Kurara rated it did not like it
Shelves: reviews, manga
I want to start out by saying that I've read the actual books, and that I know the graphic novels aren't suppose to be exactly like them or as good as them. But that doesn't mean they should be bad, making me not want to read them!
Things wrong with them-
1) No enough detail/background -if I hadn't read the books, I would be kinda lost.
2) They take WAY to long to create-If it takes 12 months to make one of this poor of quality, I say something needs to change.
3)Out of all of the current five out
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Annabelle Marie Veronica
Apr 18, 2012 Annabelle Marie Veronica rated it really liked it
Shelves: i-own, maximum-ride, manga
December 13, 2011? Fine. It better come faster than it sounds.
Karly *The Vampire Ninja, Luminescent Monster & Wendigo Nerd Goddess of Canada (according to The Hulk)*
Kryptonite...



My kryptonite is...... dark haired smart-asses!

Case and point, this smexy pirate:



So when it comes to Maximum Ride: The Manga I doubt it shocks anyone that I adore Fang!!



I never really know what to say about manga.... I liked it, it was cute but it's not a meal to me, it's just a snack.

Surly teenagers and kids with wings..... what can go wrong?!

Mary Stevens
Dec 19, 2011 Mary Stevens rated it really liked it
The only thing that disappointed me in this volume of the series was that Narae failed to put in everyone's favorite line: "I vill no destroy de Snickhas bahrs." (Or however you spell it with that accent in mind.) I loved the artwork in this one. My favorite picture was one from the chapter pages, which was of Ari when he was younger with his older self. I loved the contrast between the two and think that the next volume will be just as enjoyable as this one was.
Nidah (SleepDreamWrite)
Aug 26, 2014 Nidah (SleepDreamWrite) rated it really liked it
That's it. This is becoming my favorite series. And this volume was even better. And of course it ends at a cliffhanger. I thank you for that and am like really you're ending it there?! Cute cover. Oh and helps that I like Fang. He, he awesome. New favorite ship? Yes.
Ronaldo Huerta
Nov 16, 2013 Ronaldo Huerta rated it it was amazing
Maximum Ride vol.5
By: James Patterson
reviewed: Ronaldo
Escaping the laboratory, running away, heading to New York, and hiding from the “erasers”! Maximum ride is a young adult, fantasy, and science fiction. I think that this book is my favorite because the "flock" gets into problems with the scientist from “the school”.

The setting is taking place in Florida in the present. Some characters that in the story are Max, Fang, and Angel. Max is the oldest member of the "flock", she is the leader of
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Josie
Apr 03, 2016 Josie rated it really liked it
I loved this book and thought that it was a great edition to the series. I have been hooked on this series and this book was one of my favorite books in the series. With an exiting plot and many unseen twists this book kept me at the edge of my seat. Truly making me want to read the next instalment of the series. I give this book a high rating because of its importance to the series and how much it made me want to read more. I finished this book in less than a day but it took me a while to ...more
Stacey Kym
Feb 19, 2016 Stacey Kym rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-ya-2016
'Maximum Ride, Vol. 5' is REALLY starting to pick up the pace. Lots of new action and ideas emerge in this lovely instalment. Angel does surprising things and Fang and Max finally admit their feeling for each other. Somewhat. HOORAY! I really miss the full colour drawings on the first few pages and have gotten used to reading manga. Big eyes are still weirding me out but are not a repellent anymore. The instalment also closely follows the original novel series which is awesome!
Congratulations to
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HUI
Jan 12, 2015 HUI added it
I loved this graphic novel. I thought it didn't miss a thing that was told n the actual novel and the art was great!
Briana
Oct 06, 2015 Briana rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, manga
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Jeremiah Love
Oct 27, 2016 Jeremiah Love rated it really liked it


Hi do you like Anime? If you do let me tell about a good anime book It is called Maximum Ride. I think it is a good book SPOILER ALERT the good guys win.

This story is a fiction book, a mystery,fantasy, and action.The setting is a cave a school and science lab. Maximum Ride is being hunted by her creators. The conflict is Person vs Person.

This story is 1st and 3rd person analysis, because it shows her friends talking to her and it shows her talking to herself and the voices in her head. Like when
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Chris Washington
Nov 14, 2016 Chris Washington rated it it was amazing
the book is cool and sad why becouse there lil sis is change a lot she got new powers and she becouse she thinks she is doing the right thing but she is not . there bis a trist in it geb help is sis get better and then the hole gang get awey
St Stephen's C C
Escaping Itex in Florida, the flock head west, with Max more burdened than ever by the knowledge that she's meant to save the world. But while their leader is keen to stay on the path leading to her destiny, Fang and the others are more interested in settling down and letting the chips fall where they may. With the erasers eerily absent from their lives of late, has the flock finally earned a bit of peace...or is this all just the calm before the storm?
Maymuna
I had to skip the part where Max was getting the chip removed from her arm, gross, and also, the declaration of love, ugh.
Aiko
Dec 01, 2016 Aiko rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ohh!!ANGEL!!
Jade
Oct 19, 2016 Jade added it
Max finds out that her mom is some one who fixed her up when she got hurt
Sandy
Aug 19, 2012 Sandy rated it really liked it
But if you've been reading the Maximum Ride series or my reviews on the previous volumes then you know this. The kids might always get a break but it's always short lived and if Fang and the gang...ha-ha. If the guys think they are going to be able to just disappear then they are kidding themselves so I don't blame Max when she gets upset with their sudden "screw everyone else" attitude but despite her disagreeing with them she's outnumbered and has no choice but to go house hunting with Fang. ...more
Yuki
Sep 19, 2013 Yuki rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy
I didn't read book four (so missed out on the ITEX plot) but will read all the novels. I feel sorry for the other Max as she isn't treated as a person since she'll never live up to Max. Fang's haircut is hot, just saying. It's smart for Fang to blog what's happening to them. I'm surprised people noticed the bird kids so quickly in the football stadium. It would be hard to decide to save the world, so I understand Fang's reluctance. Fang and Max kissed, yes! I ship it! It was smart for Max to get ...more
Cassandra
My Thoughts - 5 out of 5 unicorns - I loved it!!
**Checked out from the high school library

Another great addition to the series!! Jammed packed with action, there is never a dull moment in Max’s life. I love this series! As always it is difficult to review these because I don’t want to give away the story and ruin the adventure for you.

Max is amazing with her strength and not giving up her morals even though they are seen as deficits. Unfortunately, her flock suffers an even bigger betrayal and
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Sarah Maddaford
Other than the twist (view spoiler) the story was really quite good. The pace was quick, but maintained coherency. I was a bit confused by the idea that all the kids, except Max, just wanted to hide from the end of the world instead of trying to do something. I would have figured there would have been at least one other hold out if only because he didn't understand the danger. I also really wanted to hit Angel; probably more the doct ...more
Kizzy
Nov 06, 2012 Kizzy rated it it was amazing
Maximum ride is a book series about a girl that is supposed to save the world. I read the first volume to this series. In this book Max and a group of kids she calls her flock escape from a place called The School. This place is a science lab that experiments on humans and animals. Max and her flock are special because they have wings and can fly. People from The School are always trying to catch Max and her flock. One of the people trying to catch her is her brother who is part wolf and part ...more
Lanie
Mar 24, 2016 Lanie rated it really liked it
Stunning art work and a badass main gal. :) max is great in manga form. :) the plot is getting a bitscattered aand hard to follow. Ibex aand the school want to create susuperhuman hybrids to inherite the world after they destroy it.... But why? Its not being explained. :/ & I can't figure out why she's suddenly on board with the save the world plan. If she doesn't want to be their lab rat, why think its her job to save the world. Fang is right. The others are right. Kids have been through ...more
Corley
Dec 25, 2011 Corley rated it it was amazing
Shelves: manga
Why are the volumes getting shorter? Why???

Anyway, this volume was pretty interesting: all experiments (like the bird kids and Erasers) are being killed off, along with the new plan that will reduce the world's population by half being set in motion. Plus, fearless leader Max is beginning to realize just how much of a part she might be in the whole thing, and with the kids wanting to find a permanent home and Fang acting weird, what's a girl to do?

Finally, the kiss! I have been looking forward t
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Mike Barghoutian
May 19, 2013 Mike Barghoutian rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviews
I chose this book because i have read the previous books in the series. In this book, Max understands that she is meant to save the world. However, her leader is more focused on staying in her path leading to destiny. The gang is also more laid back and is waiting to see how everything will turn out. Finally, the Erasers are out of their lives, so they will be little distraction. My favorite quote is "They're all pictures of baby Gasman." This is my favorite quote because they had seen the same ...more
Nicole
Jan 02, 2014 Nicole rated it it was ok
I was tempted to give this one star because of the plot twist: (view spoiler) Words cannot describe how much I hate that plot twist. However, infuriating plot twist aside, it was an okay book/series. My thoughts on the series as a whole can be summed up with "cool ideas, poor execution". I'm still undecided whether I want to continue the series or not at this point.

I will say one thing: I'm glad I'm reading the graphic novel versions instead of the novels. At
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David Babakhanian
May 19, 2013 David Babakhanian rated it it was amazing
I chose this book since it was the last book in the series. The book is about how the flock splits up and gets captured while Max and Fang go and get the chip out of Max's hand. Later they wake up chained in beds in the school and are said to be "expired" soon by Jeb. My favorite quote is when Anne said, "Your at school, Max, because you never left it." What Anne was trying to say was that everything was a dream. I really enjoyed the author's writing style because there was a lot of action in ...more
Grigor Hoonanian
Mar 06, 2013 Grigor Hoonanian rated it it was amazing
Maximum ride vol. 5 by James Patterson is an interesting book that keeps on telling the tale of Max and her friends. In this book Max and her friends escape a facility called "Itex" which contains information about Max and her friends. After they escape Max wakes up and see's that she is tied up to a bed and she is in the same building called the school that she escaped in the first book. Her brother Aries is not evil and all her friends do not have their abilities anymore. My favorite quote is ...more
Giselle
Jun 02, 2016 Giselle rated it it was amazing
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Freefallen ~ YA Reviewer
Dec 01, 2011 Freefallen ~ YA Reviewer rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Maximum Ride Fanatics
Well, I really liked it. I'm a big fan of Maximum Ride, and Narae Lee summed up all those classic monologues ("I Love You Fang", "Torture by Chocolate Chip Cookies" and "We're Variables.")
However, I wouldn't say this was my most favourite out of the whole series. I applaud Narae Lee for cramming so much story into such a short book (successfully), but somehow, it just wasn't like the other books.
Ok, maybe I'm being too negative. It still deserves to be on any Maximum Ride fan's shelf! It's aweso
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Soobie's heartbroken
Uhm... I didn't really understand what was going on here. The narration confused me and I kind of lost myself... Of course, I've never read the original novels and I won't read probably read them in the future so I may miss some of the details that will keep the plot moving.

I'm still wondering about Dr. Martinez. What's her role in the whole series? Is she like a safe harbor where Max can rest and breathe for a little while, while thinking about her next move or is she something else entirely?

O
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Maximum Ride: The Manga (10 books)
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