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The Angel Experiment by James Patterson
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Read from April 30 to September 17, 2011, read count: 2

Title: The Angel Experiment

Author: James Patterson

Series: Maximum Ride #1

Rating: ★★★★★

Summary: In James Patterson's blockbuster series, fourteen-year-old Maximum Ride, better known as Max, knows what it's like to soar above the world. She and all the members of the "flock"--Fang, Iggy, Nudge, Gasman and Angel--are just like ordinary kids--only they have wings and can fly. It may seem like a dream come true to some, but their lives can morph into a living nightmare at any time...like when Angel, the youngest member of the flock, is kidnapped and taken back to the "School" where she and the others were experimented on by a crew of wack jobs. Her friends brave a journey to blazing hot Death Valley, CA, to save Angel, but soon enough, they find themselves in yet another nightmare--this one involving fighting off the half-human, half-wolf "Erasers" in New York City. Whether in the treetops of Central Park or in the bowels of the Manhattan subway system, Max and her adopted family take the ride of their lives. Along the way Max discovers from her old friend and father figure Jeb - now her betrayed and greatest enemy - that her purpose is save the world--but can she?

Review: At first, I sadly admit to abandoning this book. I think I was so hooked on saving Angel from the School that once they accomplished that, it should have ended. But then they were talking about the Institute and blah, blah, blah...I just was a teensy bit disappointed. But I loved it the second round. And the third. :)

Things I Loved: Max. She's such a strong leader, and a hilarious one. Her sarcasm and side thoughts crack me up on ever page. I'm fond of her thinking and her bravery to protect her family. I'm eager to see what she evolves into and how she deals with it.
Fang. My first impression of him is this too-cool-for-you type guy. But really he's just shy in a not-shy kind-of way. He's ready to fight whenever, which isn't shy at all. But feelings? As far as I know, he doesn't express them. You gotta work on that, Fang.
Iggy. Aww, I love Iggy. He's so, teenager-ish. I mean, there's really no other way to put it. He and his little sidekick the Gasman like to get into trouble. It's amazing what you can do when your blind, especially with Iggy. He's this mischievious whiz kid.
The Gasman. Even typing it makes me laugh. He's just as mischievious as Iggy, always getting into trouble, the two of them. They have this cute brother relationship and I love it. It's adorable to watch them.
Nudge. The hungry one. Haha, nah, Nudge is so sweet. I love how she's just this down-to-earth type kid. And she kicks butt. What's cuter?
And Angel. OHMYGOD Angel, I JUST WANT TO HUG YOU!! She's so adorable! I mean, GAH, she's SO DANG CUTE AND INNOCENT! It's funny how she hasn't picked up any curses with Max's potty mouth. :D

Things I Hated: I wish I had loved it the first time reading it... :(
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Quotes luhvBOOKS Liked

James Patterson
“In the dictionary, next to the word stress, there is a picture of a midsize mutant stuck inside a dog crate, wondering if her destiny is to be killed or to save the world. Okay, not really. But there should be.”
James Patterson, The Angel Experiment

James Patterson
“Yes!” said Fang, punching the air. “Freaks rule.”
James Patterson, The Angel Experiment


Reading Progress

04/30/2011 page 203
48.0% "OMGosh I heart Angel!!"
05/05/2011 page 295
70.0% "OMGosh poor Max."
09/13/2011 page 48
11.0% "Poor angel...she's an angel! You can't do that to her!!"
09/14/2011 page 128
30.0% "Angel is saved...for now. Mwahahahahahahahahahahahaha"
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Ellie Aah, just you wait about Angel until you get to Fang... *shakes head mournfully*


Bryn Alissia I love this series!


luhvBOOKS What they did in fang was too cliche.


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