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Max

by Patterson, James, 1947-

Format: Print Book 2010
Availability: Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 3 copies
Available (3)
Location Collection Call #
Baldwin Borough Library Young Adult SERIES YA PAT
Location  Baldwin Borough Library
 
Collection  Young Adult
 
Call Number  SERIES YA PAT
 
 
Carnegie Free Library of Swissvale Young Adult Fiction YA Fic Pat
Location  Carnegie Free Library of Swissvale
 
Collection  Young Adult Fiction
 
Call Number  YA Fic Pat
 
 
Whitehall Public Library Teen Fiction YA Patterson
Location  Whitehall Public Library
 
Collection  Teen Fiction
 
Call Number  YA Patterson
 
 
Summary
James Patterson's bestselling Maximum Ride series is back . . . and Max and her flock are ready for their most daring rescue mission yet.
Someone -- or some thing -- is decimating ships and sea life off Hawaii's coast, and Max and her flock find themselves sucked into the Navy's top-secret investigation of the catastrophe. Their objective: Rescue Max's activist mom from a wicked subterranean enemy. The hitch: They must dive deep into dark waters, where gruesome evil dwells . . . and for high-flying Maximum Ride, could there be anything more terrifying than being trapped in the great abyss?
With high-flying thrills, this soaring adventure takes Maximum Ride and the Flock into terrifying new territory -- fans, hold your breath!
Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "The fifth entry in Patterson's all-ages Maximum Ride fantasy/thriller series finds the teenaged title character facing her greatest challenge yet. Max, leading her flock of virtually indestructible part-human/part-bird hybrids, must rescue her human mom, kidnapped by a criminal mastermind with an elaborate plan to wreak worldwide ecological catastrophe. But in order to rescue her, 14-year-old Max and the five younger members of her flock (genetically developed by an environmental group) must team up with the U.S. Navy to determine why millions of fish are dying off the coast of Hawaii. All this, and Max is falling in love, too. Patterson doesn't spend much time on character development, opting to propel his wild story with quick action scenes, plenty of dialogue and chapters seldom longer than three or four pages; unfortunately, though, life-and-death situations are often solved by implausible plot turns. Max narrates with a precocious, snarky voice, but makes it relatively easy to jump into her complicated tale midstream. Not surprisingly, the open-ended conclusion begs for a follow-up; it's also little wonder that a movie franchise is in the works. (Apr.) Copyright 2009 Reed Business Information."

Additional Information
Series Patterson, James, 1947- Maximum Ride ; #5.
#1 - The Angel experiment
#2 - School's out forever
#3 - Saving the world and other extreme sports
#4 - The Final warning
#5 - Max
#6 - Fang
#7 - Angel
#8 - Nevermore
#9 - Maximum ride forever
Subjects Marine animals -- Fiction.
Genetic engineering -- Fiction.
Adventure and adventurers -- Fiction.
Science fiction.
Adventure stories.
Science fiction -- Juvenile fiction.
Marine animals -- Juvenile fiction.
Genetic engineering -- Juvenile fiction.
Hawaii -- Fiction.
Hawaii -- Juvenile fiction.
Young adult fiction.
Publisher New York :Vision,2010
Language English
Notes Includes an excerpt from the author's Fang (p. [277]-287).
Originally published in hardcover by Little, Brown and Co.
Description 287 pages ; 18 cm.
ISBN 9780446194068
0446194069
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