The Angel Experiment
by James Patterson (Author)
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.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 to save her. 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 that her old friend and father-figure Jeb has betrayed her and must now be considered the Flock's greatest enemy. Max soon realises that her new purpose is to save the world – but can she?
Recognition: ALA Teens' Top Ten (2005); Abraham Lincoln Award Nominee (2008)
Maximum Ride Series—Summary and Book OrderSeries: Maximum Ride
Reading level: 11+
Books in series: 9
Read in order? Yes
Next release: Finished
Tags: fantasy science fiction paranormal action post-apocalyptic mystery
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