Maximum Ride

Maximum Ride


Graphic Novel - 2009
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"Fourteen-year-old Maximum Ride knows what it's like to soar above the world. She and all the members of her 'flock'-- Fang, Iggy, Nudge, Gasman, and Angel-- are just like ordinary kids, except they have wings and can fly! It may seem like a dream come true to some, but for the flock it's more like a living nightmare when the mysterious lab known as the 'School' turns up and kidnaps their youngest member. Now it's up to Max to organize a rescue, but will help come in time?"--Page 4 of cover
Publisher: New York : Yen Press, 2009
Edition: First Yen Press edition
ISBN: 9780759529519
Branch Call Number: YA GN Patterson, J 200.1 2009
Characteristics: 232 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 21 cm
Audience: Accelerated Reader UG 2.2 1 128240
Alternative Title: Maximum Ride: the manga 1


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Scythers Nov 23, 2017

Though I have only read the first volume, I am pleased to say that I do like the series. It is a very stereo typical plot for a north american kids/teens novel (it was originally a novel by James Patterson). The characters are typical, but all have their charm, and it feels good in a sense that it makes me reminiscent of kids shows and the like. I look forward to seeing how it unfolds!
Update: I have almost finished the series and although many North American style plot points are prevalent, the story is not %100 predictable. There are some points that are unlikely and/or unexplained. The art is nice, though a few times the character facial expressions don't fully reflect the situation/their statements. I do like the series though and it's not overly action filled, which leaves more space for character personality and plot.

Aug 20, 2015

I LOVE this series!! its absolutely wonderful!!

awsome2004 Jun 03, 2014

AWESOME BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
btw my username has a spelling mistake because I asked my son to do it!

forbesrachel Jul 31, 2013

An excellent adaption! Maximum Ride feels like it is an original manga, the story flows from panel to panel, and all the relevant information is gotten across. Each of the characters is given enough face time to show off their personalities, and by the end, the idea of their destiny is dangled before us. Max is a motherly girl, she wants to protect her family, and is willing to go into danger to save them. There are many questions surrounding this bunch, which will keep you reading.

EmilyBoban Jul 29, 2013

This will be my third time reading the series. It's always awesome! Iggy is my favorite, or maybe Nudge is. However, it's pretty cool, try reading it!!!!! XD

May 21, 2013

This story is problematic for me; it's riddled with confusing or contrived elements in the plot and some cheesy moments. But it is a lot of fun and does keep you hanging on and wanting more. And this art for the graphic novel is SO BEAUTIFUL! Its almost more fun to look at than it is to read.... but the book isn't so bad, overall.

Mar 10, 2013


Dec 29, 2012

This is great and all, but READ THE ORIGINAL BOOKS! This is a superb take on them, manga style, but if this blows your mind, the books will "rock their world!" (Adapted quote from Max, book #1)

P.S., The books in order are:
1: Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment
2: Schools Out--Forever
3: Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports
4: The Final Warning
5: MAX
6: Fang
7: Angel
8: Nevermore (it came out just recently, August 2012) :) They are worth reading!

Every two manga books covers ONE Max Ride book. e.g., Magna Volumes 1 & 2 (I believe a small part of 3, possibly too) cover Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment

Oct 19, 2012

I loved the Maximum Ride series (novels). The Maximum Ride graphic novels are also really good. They are interesting and are a nice summary of the books.

Jun 13, 2012

Amazing book , best one ive seen so far.

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SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 12, 2012

“Pick a tree. I'll carve our initials into it." -Fang”

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 12, 2012

“De tall, dark vun--dere's nothing special about him at all," ter Borcht said dismissively of Fang, who hadn't moved since the doctor had come in.
Well, he's a snappy dresser," I offered. One side of Fang's mouth quirked.”

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 12, 2012

“You were designed to be very smart, Max,' she told me. 'We electrically stimulated your synaptic nerve endings while your brain was developing.' (The director)
And yet I still can't program my DVD player,' I said." (Max)”

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 12, 2012

“They [Erasers] were bad fliers," Angel chimed in, "And in their minds, they weren't all kill the mutants, like they usually are. They were like, remember to flap!”

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 12, 2012

“Holy [Insert your choice of a swear word here]," said Fang stunned.”

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 12, 2012

“Max, you're the last of the hybrids who still has...a soul.' ... 'She doesn't have soul,' Gazzy scoffed. 'Have you ever seen her dance?”

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 12, 2012

“Can I come in?
No! I'm in a towel!
I'm blind!”

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 12, 2012

“I can talk to fish!" Angel said happily, water dripping off her long, skinny body. "Ask one over for dinner," Fang said, joining us.”

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 12, 2012

“They turned to Angel. "We will call you Little One," the leader said, obviously deciding to dispense with the whole confusing name thing.
"Okay," said Angel agreeably. "I'll call you Guy in a White Lab Coat." He frowned.
"That can be his Indian name," I suggested.”

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 12, 2012

“Fang: 'Man, You weigh a freaking ton! What have you been eating, rocks?'
Max: 'Why, is your head missing some?”


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SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 12, 2012

Maximum Ride: School's Out--Forever begins with the Flock heading off to look for their parents using papers with a computerized code that they had obtained at the Institute for Higher Living. On the way, they run into flying Erasers (with deformed, patched-on wings), including Ari. After a fight with Ari, Fang suffers injuries serious enough to need medical treatment at a hospital. FBI agent Anne Walker and her colleagues question members of the Flock for information about the School and its experiments; in exchange, she offers her home for residence while Fang recovers, though he healed in only a few days. The Flock agrees, and eventually they are enrolled into a public school. While at the school, Max witnesses Fang kissing a girl named Lissa, nicknamed by Max the 'Red-Headed Wonder'. Shortly after, most likely out of jealousy, Max starts to go out with a boy named Sam. The principal of the school works for the Institute for the Higher Living and almost traps the Flock at the school. Once they return to their residence, Anne Walker reveals herself as the leader of the labs that created the Flock, and even offers to adopt them. Later, Max is kidnapped and replaced with a clone known as 'Max 2' that has the appearance but not the personality of the original Max. In the end, Max discovers that she had been set up to kill Max 2; however, Max cannot bring herself to destroy the other Max and escapes with the Flock after Gasman and Iggy set off a bomb.


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