Maximum ride : the angel experiment

Title: Maximum ride : the angel experiment

Author: James Patterson

IBSN: 031615556X

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company

Copyright Date: 2005

Genre: Mystery

Reading Level: 9th grade

Interest Age: 15 yrs. +

Challenge Issues: This may contain some adult issues and cursing.

Curriculum Ties: N/A

Information about author:James Patterson was born in March 22, 1947. He received a Bachelor’s degree at Manhattan College. Later he attended Vanderbilt University and earned a Master degree. He usually writes adult novels, but also writes for young adults.

Patterson is known for writing thrillers, but also writes romance novels and non-fiction. He has written many books. His Alex Cross novels are widely popular. Some Alex Cross novels are Roses are Red and Kiss the Girls. His romance novels include Sunday at Tiffany and Suzanne’s diary for Nicholas.

Plot Summary: The story follows Max or Maximum Ride. Max is a fourteen year old bird and human. He was part of an experiment that created bird and human hybrids and is running from the people who created him. Max is accompanied by his fellow hybrids; Fang, Iggy, Nudge, and Gazzy. He is leader of their group.

Critical Evaluation: I love James Patterson. Almost all of his books are amazing. He writes in a way that leaves you wanting to read more. This is so important for teens to experience, because they will learn to enjoy reading.

Reader’s annotation: Hold on for the ride of you life as you take on “Maximum Ride: the angel experiment”.

Book talk ideas: James Patterson is known for creating page-turners and this book is not an exception. This page-turner, Maximum ride: the angel experiment, tells about a government science experiment gone wrong on children.

Why did you include this book?: James Patterson is an amazing author. Teens will be hooked to his page turners.

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