Maximum Ride by James Patterson

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Maximum Ride by James Patterson

Maximum Ride? You betcha’!

James Patterson did it with this one. His young adult book, Maximum Ride, provided just that for this reader- a Maximum Ride. Talk about a page turner.

In this first book of the series, readers are taken on the journey of Max and her misfit gang of genetically altered young people as they travel from California to New York City in hopes of discovering who they are. And how do you imagine they made the trip? Well, they flew of course! Yes, the altering they have undergone includes giving each child a pair of wings that can be used for flight.

Max and her friends are a family of sorts, but more appropriately are called the flock.

Of course, no journey of discovery would be complete without being chased by bad guys. In this story, the bad guys are called Erasers. Yes, appropriately named. They are on a mission to erase Max and her gang from existence, or are they? The only thing the reader can be sure of in this novel is that the story is going to fly- pun intended.

This book is written for young adults, grade seven and up. It is a great adventure story for the age group with a hint of romance looming in future editions. If you like the fast paced action packed style of writing known to Patterson’s work, you’ll love Maximum Ride. One suggestion, be sure you have the next novel in the sequence on your shelf because when you close the cover on this one, you’re going to be ready to open the next.

| book reviews | November 05, 2012

About the author

Wynn Godbold is an inspired educator who stretches herself and those around her to new heights. Her work as a speaker, trainer, and administrative coach carries her across the United States where she spreads her message of inspiring teachers to reach children with authenticity, joy, and success. Her teacher retreats are known to empower teachers to love their lives. Teachers world-wide experience personal growth through the products and packages she offers on line. In June of 2012, Wynn kick started the International Academy of Bee Sharp Teachers. Wynn is Nationally Board Certified in Reading and the Language Arts. She has certifications in Education Administration, Elementary and Early Childhood Education. In addition to running Bee Sharp, she consults for the McGraw Hill Education Group and serves on the Educational Team at Page Turner Adventures. Wynn lives in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina with her husband, two sons, and the family dog, JR.

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