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School's Out--Forever: A Maximum Ride Novel (Maximum Ride #2)

4.17 of 5 stars 4.17  ·  rating details  ·  73,807 ratings  ·  2,715 reviews
Fourteen-year-old Maximum Ride and the other members of the "Flock"--Fang, Iggy, Nudge, Gasman and Angel--are just like ordinary kids--only they have wings and can fly. It seems like a dream come true--except that they're being hunted by half-human, half-wolf "Erasers" who can fly, too.

In Book 2 of the series, the Flock members are taken under the wing of an FBI agent and
Published May 23rd 2006 by James Patterson -Young Readers (first published 2006)
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Erika I had a better understanding of why he is doing that and what he has to go through. I enjoyed his point of view, but it would be better if they made…moreI had a better understanding of why he is doing that and what he has to go through. I enjoyed his point of view, but it would be better if they made it clear of who point of view we are looking at... Because I got confused at the beginning, who's point of view this was... Yeah... I understand why you would be sorry for Ari. =)(less)
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Nov 25, 2008 An rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  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...^^


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
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
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
Sella Malin
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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.
Jan 10, 2011 Kara rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  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
Oct 25, 2010 Joyzi rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  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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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
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
Aug 20, 2008 Alexa rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  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
Vanessa Alexandra
Ari's live again! The White Coat is fix him. The Erasers hunted Max and the Flock,and he make Fang dying one more time. He lost lot of blood. When Max tried to treat him,someone saw them and called the ambulance. Fang's got operation and Max and Ig donated their blood to Fang. And there's FBI,interogation them. About their wings,etc. Max and the flock got false name lol and they've got interview. A woman called Anne from FBI wants to take care of them,Max had to take it cause Fang's not very wel ...more
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
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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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
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)
Elyse Merbbach
This book is about six kids who have been mutated to have incredible powers and to have wings. They escaped the lab they were once tortured and tested on but the scientists were not happy about it. They send these mutant dog-like creatures after the six kids to get them back. They live a life of hiding and scavenging until an FBI agent takes them in. For once they feel safe, but you never know where the next eraser will be. Maybe even at the new school they had just been enrolled in.

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
Brigid *Flying Kick-a-pow!*
Hahaha ... Deleting my old review of this because it was painfully embarrassing. Let's just say, I used to love this book/series. And now ... not so much. So yeah. Perhaps I'll eventually write a more detailed review for this one, but probably not.
Madison Bleeker
This book didn't disappoint me at all. I loved every single thing about it. It was almost as if I was part of the flock and saw everything. I had no trouble reading it, and the book flew by. Before I started reading this I wondered if it would be better than the the first, and it was! I highly recommend everyone to read this exciting adventure.
Maximum Ride is the main character. The book describes how she is practically fearless. One great thing about Max is that she is completely selfless. She
Xavier Irizarry
Max and her flock have done it again! Max and her seven mutant friends Fang, Iggy, the Gasman, Nudge, Angel, and their talking dog Total, are in for another adventure. Max and her flock all have wings and can fly(except for the dog). The main setting is in Virginia for most of the book and the rest is in the other parts of the US. Max and her friends are on a mission. Their goal is to find their biological parents and not have to be on the run any longer. When Fang gets severely injured they go ...more
In the beginning to the second book to the Maximum Ride series, Fang gets hurt. Even though he was not supposed to go the doctors, he had to. This, of course meant that they and to go to the hospital and then everyone would find out about their wings. Soon a FBI agent comes and offers to take them to her place and rest, they of course, say yes. So when they get there, things go smoothly, until she enrolls them into school. Where they meet girls and boys, which is good-, then they realize this pl ...more
The second book of the Maximum Ride series, School's Out-Forever, it continues to follow the story of the six human-avian hybrid kids Max, Fang, Iggy, Nudge, Gassy, and angel. The flock soon begins to attend regular school and finally start to have a normal right, but of course their lives can never be normal. While attending school, they still have run-ins with the Erasers who are also genetically modified but with wolves. The flock tries to stick together to help fight against the school.

The m
Jimmy Cuthbert
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i think max schanged the most from beginning to the end. because she at first thought she was the leader of the group. then the fbi agent took the flock in to live with her. and maxfelt like she was loseing her role as a leader. the flock became more and more attached to the fbi agent and wanted to live with her forever. but max was finally introduced to school and boys and friends for the first time and she liked it. she had
I start enjoying this book at this weekend and I really enjoyed it. I was attracted by the 3rd books in Maximum Ride. Thanks to my reading teacher, Mrs. Baum. I'm looking for the 2nd book for my next ER reading for sure.


What the most impressive to me in first 65 pages in this book are some facts which are existing in our life and what happens with Max and Fang.

I wasn't impressive if James Peterson continue the haft reality haft fantasy story. However, in these page, Max and others came to
Charlotte Phillips
In my opinion this is so far a series that can not really be knocked. James Patterson is surely an author with talent, who knows how to write in a format and style which engages the reader into this sense that they are a part of the story and that they are with the characters. He writes with a style that is almost hypnotic and so much so that you can not and will not take your eyes of the page. I was looking forward to reading the next book despite the fact that my boyfriend looked at the size o ...more
Cheyenne Serna
This book was really good. I love all the characters. But Angel really scares me, even though she's only six... The plot was full of twists (good and bad). First, the Erasers had wings, then Ari comes back to life. Its all Ari's and the white coats fault that Fang was sent to the hospital. Its their fault they went to Anne's. Anne seemed like a great motherly figure, sending the kids to school, taking care of them and their dog (who can talk. I mean seriously, a talking dog? A bit over done.), a ...more
Kelly Springford
James Patterson's Maximum Ride: School's Out Forever focused on the importance of family. Patterson's novel proved that a family can be made by anyone, as long as the people care about eachother and stick with one another through anything. Max, the main character struggles with having to balace taking care of her friends, saving the world, and defeating the man that raised her; without her friends, who have become her family, Max wouldn't be able to accoplish any of her goals. Every one in the n ...more
James Patterson originally featured the character Maximum Ride and her friends in When the Wind Blows and The Lake House; however, when Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment was published, he expressly noted that the characters in that book were not the same characters as in the earlier stories and that this new series had a different backstory which would gradually be revealed. That book was an extreme example of my criticisms of several of Patterson's recent books, specifically that a potentially ...more
Ok, so here is what I thought of the book: BOOOOOOORRRRRRRIIIIIIINNNNNNNGGGGGGG. Ok, seriously, everything that happened in that book was something that could've happened to anyone! It was driving me absolutely nuts because I was thinking the whole time, "That sounds exactly like what happened to my sister Luciana!" My next point and issue with the book: WHAT KIND OF NAME IS MAX?! I mean its not so bad for a BOY, but a girl! What is she, some sort of half-girl half-boy creature?! Well she defini ...more
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Maximum Ride (9 books)
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“Did you know that wasn’t me, the other Max?” I asked.
“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.”
“I can talk to fish!" Angel said happily, water dripping off her long, skinny body. "Ask one over for dinner," Fang said, joining us.” 1068 likes
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