This is the third book in the Maximum Ride Series by James Patterson and I think this is my favorite so far. Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports...moreThis is the third book in the Maximum Ride Series by James Patterson and I think this is my favorite so far. Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports continues the story of Max, Fang, Iggy, Gazzy, Angel, and Nudge along with Total and Ari, Jeb, and the School. This book had a lot more action in it and the flock found themselves dealing more with the Erasers and the "Flyboys". Many revelations were made in this book, most of which I had already predicted either in previous books or halfway through this one. I won't ruin it for you though, you'll have to figure it out for yourself or read the books.
I do have to mention that I found myself in an outburst of laughter about halfway through this book. There was a scene that was very "Wizard of Oz"-ish. As I was reading, I couldn't help but picture the storming of the Wicked Witch of the West's castle, complete with flying monkeys. I'm not sure if the author intended that, but I would have to say probably so since there is a dog name "Total" in this story as well.
Overall, I highly recommend these books to young adult (and even more mature adults too!). They are fairly fast reads as the chapters are very short. Also, there isn't a lot of foul language like most books these days have. You will run into an occasional unfavorable word here and there but not near like most books. Kudos to James Patterson for writing something decent for the younger set!!(less)
I enjoyed this book quite a bit but I think I still liked the first one The Angel Experiment better. This book focused on some of the back history tha...moreI enjoyed this book quite a bit but I think I still liked the first one The Angel Experiment better. This book focused on some of the back history that the first book didn't. There is a lot of attention given to the school and what took place there. Max, Fang, Izzy, Gazzy, Angel, and Nudge also spend a great deal of time trying to locate their parents. Each character falls into a situation where they are comfortable and don't want to leave, however if they stay where they are, they will lose the rest of their flock. Ari is a bit more active in this book as well.
My favorite character in this book? I think Fang is my favorite. He seems to be the one that has his head and his heart in the right place all the time. I think he should be the leader of the flock but, alas, Max is in charge!!(less)
When the book asks if you can fly, the answer is "yes you can!!" The Angel Experiment by James Patterson was an immensely fast read for being over 400...moreWhen the book asks if you can fly, the answer is "yes you can!!" The Angel Experiment by James Patterson was an immensely fast read for being over 400 pages long! The chapters are very short and you are finished with this wonderful tale before you know it.
I was skeptical about reading this book at first, because I've read a lot of sci-fi/fantasy lately and I really just needed something more real. However, at my daughter's urging, I picked this one up and started reading about these kids who were morphed into being 98% human and 2% avian. It was quite different than what I originally expected and I must say that I really enjoyed this book.
I'm still curious to know the outcome of the Angel experiment and I hope it will be discussed in my now current reading of School's Out Forever the next book in the Maximum Ride series by James Patterson(less)
I really enjoyed reading Eragon. It took me some time to get to it, but at my daughter's persistence, I picked it up and read it fairly quickly.
It's...moreI really enjoyed reading Eragon. It took me some time to get to it, but at my daughter's persistence, I picked it up and read it fairly quickly.
It's amazing that Christopher Paolini was only 15 when he wrote this book. What an imagination! I was a little frustrated by the language spoken by the different groups of characters, even with the pronunciation guide at the back of the book. I'm not one that likes to stop and look up a word when I'm engrossed in reading. I thought the characters were extremely well thought out and described as though I could see them.
My favorite character in this book is Arya. I don't know why though...maybe because I want to be her. She's a cute little elf with a ton of power.
I haven't seen the movie yet and I'm not sure I want to until I read the other books in this series. My daughter has read the book and seen the movie and enjoyed both. (less)