Six unforgettable kids—with no families, no homes—are running for their lives. Max Ride and her best friends have the ability to fly. And that's just the beginning of their amazing powers. But they don't know where they come from, who's hunting them, why they are different from all other humans... and if they're meant to save mankind—or destroy it.
Guys, this book was a bit crazy. I don't know if it was me or the heat but man, back and forth back and forth, bombs! Makeover! Bad guys! More bad guys! MORE BAD GUYS! We are flying! Ass Kicking! We are hungry! Voices! More ass kicking! I actually think that is a pretty accurate summary.
Originality: 9. This book is crazy of its own accord Somewhere between the Animorphs show of our youth, the Hunger Games, and Jason Bourne.
Absurdity: 10. For real, this book is absurd, like sometimes I had to re-read a sentence to be really be sure that the crazy I thought was happening actually was. And to be clear, I am pretty sure unidentified flying objects are quickly put on lock down through our major cities...even if they are mutant teenagers looking for a snack.
Paranormal Romance: 0. This is not about romance but ass kicking, mutant, teenagers trying to hold it together.
Level of Harry Potter-ness: 5. Maybe another case of "too old"? Ex. 1: one of the main characters names is "Gazzy", short for Gasman, because he farts a lot. I am not making this up. Ug. I really liked Witch and Wizard by James Patterson, and it seems like millions of people have read the Maximum Ride series, so I will probably give the next one a try,but perhaps its the 14 year olds of the world that are the real readership. Max was a pretty redeeming character and I am intrigued by what is really going on!