MAX (Maximum Ride Series #5) (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

MAX (Maximum Ride Series #5) (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

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by James Patterson
     
 

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Maximum Ride and the other members of the Flock have barely recovered from their last arctic adventure, when they are confronted by the most frightening catastrophe yet. Millions of fish are dying off the coast of Hawaii and someone-or something-is destroying hundreds of…  See more details below

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Maximum Ride and the other members of the Flock have barely recovered from their last arctic adventure, when they are confronted by the most frightening catastrophe yet. Millions of fish are dying off the coast of Hawaii and someone-or something-is destroying hundreds of ships. Unable to discover the cause, the government enlists the Flock to help them get to the bottom of the disaster before it is too late.

While Max and her team are exploring the depths of the ocean, their every move is being carefully tracked by Mr. Chu-a criminal mastermind with his own plans for the Flock. Can they protect themselves from Mr. Chu's army of mercenaries and save the ocean from utter destruction?

Editorial Reviews

Just when Max and the Flock are settling into blissful freedom, a hoard of monstrous Machine Geeks come a-knockin'. These unholy hybrids are at the beck and call of Mr. Chu, a megalomaniac of uncommon intensity. James Patterson's Maximum Ride novel puts the pedal to the metal.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780606144766
Publisher:
Demco Media
Publication date:
09/28/2009
Series:
Maximum Ride Series, #5
Edition description:
THIS EDITION IS INTENDED FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY
Pages:
309
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.40(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range:
13 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

James Patterson is the author of the highly praised Maximum Ride novels and of bestselling detective series featuring Alex Cross and the Women's Murder Club. His novels have sold more than 140 million copies worldwide. He lives in Florida.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Palm Beach, Florida
Date of Birth:
March 22, 1947
Place of Birth:
Newburgh, New York
Education:
B.A., Manhattan College, 1969; M.A., Vanderbilt University, 1971
Website:
http://www.jamespatterson.com

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MAX (Maximum Ride Series #5) 4.5 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 1425 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved the Maximum Ride series through the third one. The writing style had changed a bit as the series went on but it wasn't enough to keep me away. When the fourth Maximum Ride book came out I was beyond disappointed and you may or may not understand why. I heard of the fifth one and simply frowned. My friend, that I got into the series, refused to read it unless I approved it for him (he shared my feelings about the fourth book). I'm four chapters into the fifth book and can already tell this is going to be better. The style is back to more like what Patterson was using in the second and third books. If you've been hesitant about picking this one up, I suggest you do, just to give the series another shot. I have a feeling taking the chance will pay off.
bookworm26 More than 1 year ago
oh my god, for anyone out there who likes dramatic, thrilling, romantic, page turning books then maximum ride is deffinately for you! these books are great if you are 12-112! they are awsome! they even knock twilight down on my list of faves! and in case you didnt know twilight is like a top selling book!!! i could not stop reading it! i went to a sleep over and all i wanted to do the whole time was read my book! all day in school it was like read the book read the book! every chance i got i picked it up and started reading! i swear i had a dream about the book too! i mean the rocky relationship between fang and max needs to stop! they need to get together! i hated when fang left with iggy and gazzy in the third book! after i finished reading all the books (which was in 5 days and im not kidding) i was about to cry! cant wait for the next one to come out! hopefully it wont be the last so keep writing patterson!
abby5595 More than 1 year ago
Maximum Ride the series started the flock being chased by scientists and erasers. Now the flock is helping people to get rid of global warming. MAX has thrill, adventure, and romance. The flock takes another step to help rid the world of global warming. Max's mom gets kidnapped and is suspected to be in Hawaii. To save Max's mom the flock must go through Navy training. Fang and Max attempt to have some romantic moments but sometimes things don't happen the way the flock wants it. Not much time can be for romance when a new threat is made to the Earth is made in the form of Mr. Chu. The book to me was great. It wasn't as good as the first, but not as bad as the fourth. The surprises made me jump. The romance made me "aww". The action gave me adrenaline rushes. Patterson makes it so if you've never read the series you could still understand. In Maximum Ride I find it interesting that he is male and is writing in a female perspective. I still recommend you read the other books first. I personally thought the book was awesome it took me an hour and a half to read. This book is geared to young adults but is great for anyone. Max has to save the world and try to balance a relationship. That's a lot on one bird kid's shoulder. The flock is always there to help her, and give her more problems. With Max's mom being kidnapped she might need some help from more than just the flock. MAX is a book that you start reading and can't stop.
Bigbangbogus More than 1 year ago
This book was good, definately better than the fourth, but hey seem to be going in a rather juvienille direction. I like Patterson's enviornmental agenda, but it comes as a suprise for anyone that read any of the first three books. The first three were great, ultra suspenseful, funny, light, you name it, they had it. Then the fourth book came out. My first reaction was sheer horror; how could this small, skimpy book be the sequel to my favorite books in the world? Well, to say the least it was dissapointing. But if you didn't like the 4th, like me, don't pass up this book solely for that reason. The plot might be preachy, but the characters are back in full swing and the bad guys, although still rather childish and disapointing, were at least satisfying. Max is still amazing, Total is still every bit as witty, and the kid's powers are still really cool. Read it for the drama, and excitement. Not up to the first three's standards, but stiil a good read. It won't win any awards, and may loose even more devoted MaxRide fans, but it is a good book and if you enjoyed the first three, at least try it.
Greenwolfen More than 1 year ago
The Maximum Ride series is easily one of my most favorite series of all time. I've gotten lots of people to read it and they have instantly gotten hooked. The first 3 were of course AMAZING! But the 4th one is where i started to get a little worried. Global warming is important and all but I think James Patterson's original storyline was better. Though MAX sounds like its going to be another save the environment type thing im sure it will still be a great book in an equally amazing series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Maximum Ride is an awesome book. If you havent read it you NEED to. The book has great short chapters and an great way of originality. I had to read this book for 6th grade(I'm in sixith grade still*__*) and @ the time I HATED to read but just let me say this. After reading Maximum Ride the Angel Experment I LOVED to read. Parents if you want you're childern to read more buy the series. I have increased my reading level vastly.

P.S. Any FaX lovers( max and fang 4 ever!) you can go to fanfiction.net to read others and my stories about them and the flock.

Hope this helped. Mz. IgGy!
NSL More than 1 year ago
Wow. An actual cover!! I'm REALLY hoping that this book turns out better than the 4th one. I have LOVE the Maximum Ride series, but 'The Final Warning' really killed my joy. THIS book seems to have 720 pages. Heck yeah!!! Finally a LONG book!!! Can't wait till it comes out now!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Before I buy any book, I usually read reviews anywhere and everywhere, and, so it seemed, this appeared like "the best one yet". Now I know not to trust reviews. This one, in my opinion, was not good at all. The "Faxness" was too much, for one thing, actually making me sick at all the swooning romance. JP was trying to please his fans, and that butchered them for me. He started losing his grip after the third one. He needed to focus more on the characters, the story, than his fans. I love the Maximum Ride series, have read the manga's, but I think they're all going downhill. Still, the first three are amazing, and I'd recommend them to anyone, just not the fourth and fifth one.
Ourdogz More than 1 year ago
The book comes out on monday! These books are the best, read them if you haven't. I hope max and fang get together! And I hope the series won't end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the books but i think that jp put to much stuff about the plant . And come on the dog got wings i do not give a crap and i am 11. And i think that there is to much love. I do love the books even that there are things i do not like. Jp keep it up and keep them coming
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
People.....read this book you haaaaave to read it!!!!!¿¿¿¿#3#
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Immmmm ccccrrrraaaazzzzzyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy for MAX!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Please read this book!!!!! Its amazing
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I feel that after book three there is a lack of a plot. Also, the characters are stuck in their roles with no further development. Finally the series is almost completely a teen romance novel starting with book 5.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have to agree with everyone that the first three were great :):):):);):):) i also am really liking the fang+max thing. I love evrything that has happened in the first 3 and think that the author has done well. But then the fourth one really got off track. I read alot of books and in my opinion its BETTER TO HAVE A STORY RESOLVE THEN JUST LIKE CHANGE DIRECTIONS HALFWAY THROUGH!!!! I mean WHAT HAPPENED TO SAVE THE WORLD AND DEFEAT ITEX PLOT?!?!?!? i mean really. Stop confusing us!!!
Poetry-Girl2157 More than 1 year ago
James Patterson is one of the most talented author ever! This book is just a plus to the Maximum Ride series. Max + Fax forever!
Balina More than 1 year ago
this book is filled with a lot of action. It is an excellent read- enjoyed it.
Corena More than 1 year ago
The series was absolutley amazing, I do hope that Patterson contines writing this series, and in the next few books i also hope that Nudge and Gazzy are mentioned more. Overall, this is an absolutley amazing series, awesome action, spine tingling horror, great feeling, and perfect romance. (There can always be more Fang.lol)
paulc More than 1 year ago
Once again James Patterson has written another entertaining story. The last book the bird kids were in Antarctica. This time they go to Hawaii,to save Max's mom.This makes a better location to use their unique abilities.If you have read the other Maximum Ride book's, you will enjoy this one too. If not you really need to.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love these books, I think they keep getting better, and everyone should read them because they are awesome. The entire Maximum Ride series is great. I read alot, and they are by far the best books i have ever read. READ THEM!!!!
BookwormKD More than 1 year ago
this series is my *pause for dramatic effect* NEW FAVORITE. its even better then twilight - I'm not even kidding. saying it's my favorite is a big step for me - LOL - because before i read twilight i had many MANY favorites but twilight quickly jumped to the #1 spot in the "books i've read" reading list i keep up in my head. i had no doubt that it was going to stay there in the #1 spot for a long long long long long time - if not forever. but then came the maximum ride series and as i read it i mentally made it climb the list of books until it bumped twilight right down to numero dos. this book is very interesting, exciting, and unpredictable. i think the part i loved the most is the writing style. even if the situation they were in was the worst they had faced yet, james patterson managed to make me laugh (out loud) at the funny things that the members of the flock said. i was so into the story as i was reading it was unbelievable. i loved how it was written in max point of veiw and how the reader wasn't part of the story but wasn't out of it either. it grabbed my attention from the very first page and didn't let go. it was about adventure and misunderstanding and confusion and mystery and near death fights and high speed chases and flying. and its about them realizing that family is the most important - even when your family consits of 5 mutant bird kids. i recommend the rest of this series and also the host if you like science fiction. if you can't find anything to read then check out my b&n page for more books that i recommend :)
Chris2913 More than 1 year ago
James Patterson hasn't let us down yet and he still hasn't. This book mixes Science Fiction and Comedy with a touch of realism. A great, enthralling novel, yet a bit predictable.
Quillian More than 1 year ago
I absolutely LOVE the Maximum ride series, and this one is no exception. A very good read, although it is not as great as its predecessors(excewpt the 4th one of course). You have to admit, Patterson hit the brakes on the thrilling "edge of your seat" feeling, the action, and the suspense. the story seems to have slowed down somewhat, the action can be at some points...lame? and the plot does not have the gigantic twists it had in the first 3, leaving only a few small ones scattered around here and there. It was almost predictable. however, besides these downsides, it still left a good impression on me. Total still has the wit, ribcracking comedic moments await you, and the flock still kicks butt.
Maxride101 More than 1 year ago
This Book was amazing....James Patterson really got us to feel as if we were the claustiphobic winged mutants on the sub........thumbs up!!!!
AliWolf More than 1 year ago
Max, I have to say was much better then The Final Warning. When I read that one, I was actually hoping he would stop. It bored me, and I was disappointed. Patterson is one of my most beloved authors and I was depressed to see one of my favorite series become boring. But I got Max because I wanted to finish the series, even if it didnt interest me. But I was wrong. Max picked up some of the action for me. I was pleased about it. Of course its not as good as the first three books, but oh well. Not everything can be perfect. And im just glad this one brought interest back. I recommend it.