In this breathtaking new story from the astonishing imagination of James Patterson, a girl has to save herself from an army assembled just to capture her--and maybe save the planet while she's at it.
Maximum Ride is a perfectly normal teenager who just happens to be able to fly, the result of an out-of-control government experiment. Max and the other members of the Flock--six kids who share her remarkable ability--have been asked to aid a group of environmental scientists studying the causes of global warming. Their ability to fly could help the scientists conquer this epic problem. The expedition seems like a perfect combination of adventure, activism--and escaping government forces who watch the Flock like a hawk.
But even in Antarctica, trapped in the harshest weather on our planet, Maximum Ride is an irresistible target in constant danger. For whoever controls her powers could also control the world....
Maximum Ride is James Patterson's greatest character, a heroine who manages to be human and fearless at once. THE FINAL WARNING is an unrelenting new adventure from the writer Time magazine has called "The Man Who Can't Miss."
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1 . Why do you break my heart, Patterson?
Posted January 29, 2011 by Hannah , Big City, UsaThis was just a super annoying Global Warming (haha) pitch and that was all. It was as bad as Al Gor's 'Inconvenient Truth' (forgive me, I'm a red and i'm outspoken). There are soooooooooooo many super cool ways that Maximum Ride could save the world. I mean, even an alien invasion would be less off topic than this! Ok maybe that's a little far fetched. But still, it annoyed me.
Don't get me wrong, i love this beautiful and God given planet and i'm totally for recycling and all that stuff (but i don't believe in Global Warming, look at the weather lately?!). However Maximum Ride has bigger things to worry about. Before Global Warming could even possibly happen, which it won't (again look at this freezing weather), somebody would have already taken over the world. I'm sorry but i'd rather drown free then live under a dictator!
Other than this book, however, Maximum Ride is awesome! She's tough but vulnerable, yet not too vulnerable. By far the best character ever thought up...well, right next to Iggy, anyway. Haha.
2 . WOW
Posted August 02, 2010 by M Ride Fan #1 , New YorkSo, I know that many people did not like this one very much, but I LOVED IT! I just, couldn't hate anything that had to do with Maximum Ride. Just my opinion though. :) Anywho, this book did have a lot to do with Global Warming. The flock starts to build on to this idea that maybe saving the world means saving it from pollution and things like that. Now, a lot of people did not like the idea of Global Warming being the problem and worry that the book will lose its action packed touch. Well, the thing is, Global Warming is just an idea. It's not the actual answer to the end of the world. So, don't worry about that. So, to conclude, maybe not the best Maximum Ride book, but not so bad that you shouldn't read it! FLY ON! Or, as Gazzy would say, "I vill now destroy de snicker bars!"
3 . Great book!
Posted June 21, 2010 by Person , SomewhereThis book was a great read
4 . Took a WRONG turn
Posted March 20, 2010 by BC , RenoPatterson took a great group of characters and a fantastic young female role model and got VERY environmentally preachy. My daughter loved and devoured the series until this one went the direction of environmental brainwashing. Very disappointing.
Little, Brown and Company
March 15, 2008
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