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July 24, 2008

Maximum Ride

Maximum Ride: Saving the World and other Extreme Sports
Reviewed by Jackson

It's finally that time again. You've finished your backbreaking chores and you finally have received your allowance. You run to town, eager to spend your hard earned cash. Unlike most kids, who would run into the nearest video games store, you decide to walk into a book store. When you go to the aisle that holds your favorite books, you stop. There are two books you see there. You must decide between Casablanca: A Novel, and Maximum Ride: Saving the World and other Extreme Sports. You being the child you are, have spent the whole summer reading "Alex Rider Adventures" books. Everyone needs a break from adventure now and then, right? Wrong. Completely and utterly wrong. If you were ever to feel this way, try this action packed novel by James Patterson. Ask your parents about him-- he writes murder mysteries. This book is the final one of the trilogy. Maximum Ride is a fourteen year old girl who travels with six other children across the world. They're perfectly normal, but they're only 98% human. The other two percent makes a huge difference. They have wings... and they need to stop the evil Itex corporation before they reduce the planets population by half. Are you interested yet? They best things about the book is how the author describes the breath taking experience of of flying through the sky. There is no bad thing about this book, unless you are an avian bird child and you are offended by such writing. This book is probably for the young adult audience, or the occasional 33 year old man who lives in his mother's basement and plays "World of Warcraft™ " 24/7. I write to you, dear reader, in the hopes that you will gaze past the fact that it is summer, and you should be at the video games store, and that you instead look at the fact that you procrastinated on your summer reading list last year and paid the price. But hey, don't blame me if your disappointed with Casablanca , and you would have rather received nothing but socks for Christmas.

Librarian's note: Go to YA J FIC PATTERS and look for these 3 books -
MAXIMUM RIDE ; #1 -- 2005 The angel experiment
MAXIMUM RIDE ; #2 -- 2006 School's out-- forever
MAXIMUM RIDE ; #3 -- 2007 Saving the world and other extreme sports

#4 is The Final warning.
#5, is expected in 2009.

Posted by library at July 24, 2008 03:51 PM