The Angel Experiment

by James Patterson
Kindle Edition – Read May 1, 2013

Original Release Date: April 11, 2005

Length: 464 pages

Official Description: (This is Book #1 in the Maximum Ride 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?

My Take:

So I think I will have to re read this book because I’ve been studying like crazy, so I don’t think I paid the right amount of attention to the right places. I was really confused in the beginning about what was going on AND this book just felt really young to me. I like the characters, I like the writing I suppose but I just didn’t get the mass appeal of this series. So I’m going to blame it all on myself and not being in the proper mind-set. I think my son would LOVE this book, it has a lot of action suspense and the description of the wings and the flying process is pretty cool. So, let’s just say for now…I’ll be editing this in a few months when I can stop studying and actually sit down and enjoy this more.


“The funny thing about facing imminent death is that it really snaps everything else into perspective.”

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