Maximum Ride Five-Book Set

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Overview

More than 100 weeks on the New York Times bestseller lists, the Maximum Ride series features five genetically engineered kids who can fly. In this handpicked five-book set, you'll meet Max, who flies high and cracks wise, along with the rest of her Flock -- Fang, Iggy, Angel, and Gazzy -- as they battle to ...
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Overview

More than 100 weeks on the New York Times bestseller lists, the Maximum Ride series features five genetically engineered kids who can fly. In this handpicked five-book set, you'll meet Max, who flies high and cracks wise, along with the rest of her Flock -- Fang, Iggy, Angel, and Gazzy -- as they battle to save the world as we know it. The set includes:

Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment
Maximum Ride: School's Out -- Forever
Maximum Ride: Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports
Maximum Ride: The Final Warning
Maximum Ride: Max
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780316098748
  • Publisher: Hachette Book Group
  • Publication date: 11/20/2009
  • Series: Maximum Ride Series
  • Edition description: 5 titles, shrink wrapped
  • Age range: 13 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.40 (w) x 12.20 (h) x 5.00 (d)

Meet the Author

James Patterson
Not making any bones about his bid for success, James Patterson once declared he wanted to be known as “the king of the page-turners.” While that may seem like a pretty grand ambition, Patterson is as worthy of that title as any author working today.

Biography

James Patterson had been working as a very successful advertising copywriter when he decided to put his Masters degree in English to a somewhat different use. Inspired by bestselling hair-raising thrillers like The Day of the Jackal and The Exorcist, Patterson went to work on his first novel. Published in 1976, The Thomas Berryman Number established him as a writer of tightly constructed mysteries that move forward with the velocity of a bullet. For his startling debut, Patterson was awarded the prestigious Edgar Award for Best First Mystery Novel—an auspicious beginning to one of the most successful careers in publishing.

A string of gripping standalone mysteries followed, but it was the 1992 release of Along Came a Spider that elevated Patterson to superstar status. Introducing Alex Cross, a brilliant black police detective/forensic psychologist, the novel was the first installment in a series of bestselling thrillers that has proved to be a cash cow for the author and his publisher.

Examining Patterson's track record, it's obvious that he believes one good series deserves another…maybe even a third! In 2001, he debuted the Women's Murder Club with 1st to Die, a fast-paced thriller featuring four female crime fighters living in San Francisco—a homicide detective, a medical examiner, an assistant D.A., and a cub reporter. The successful series has continued with other numerically titled installments. Then, spinning off a set of characters from a previous novel (1998's When the Wind Blows), in 2005 he published Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment. Featuring a "flock" of genetically engineered flying children, the novel was a huge hit, especially with teen readers, and spawned a series of vastly popular fantasy adventures.

In addition to continuing his bestselling literary franchises, Patterson has also found time to co-author thrillers with other writers—including Peter de Jonge, Andrew Gross, Maxine Paetro, and Howard Roughan—and has even ventured into romance (Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas, Sam's Letters to Jennifer) and children's literature (santaKid). Writing at an astonishing pace, this prolific author has turned himself into a one-man publishing juggernaut, fulfilling his clearly stated ambition to become "the king of the page-turners."

Good To Know

Patterson's Suzanne's Diary For Nicholas was inspired by a diary his wife kept that tracked the development of their toddler son.

Two of Patterson's Alex Cross mysteries (Along Came a Spider and Kiss the Girls) have been turned into films starring Morgan Freeman; in 2007, a weekly television series premiered, based on the bestselling Women's Murder Club novels.

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    1. Hometown:
      Palm Beach, Florida
    1. Date of Birth:
      March 22, 1947
    2. Place of Birth:
      Newburgh, New York
    1. Education:
      B.A., Manhattan College, 1969; M.A., Vanderbilt University, 1971
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    best book ever

    everyone should read this book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 26, 2010

    Maximum Ride Series

    Even though this series is for young adults, I found it truly exciting, edge of your seat, typical James Patterson. Each chapter kept you wanting more. I can hardly wait for the next one in the series, Fang. Thank you James Patterson and friends for this series and others, WELL DONE!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 8, 2010

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    The Maximum Ride Series

    This book was the best I've read. And trust me, I've read a lot of books. Well, in my definition, anyway. I've read the Twilight Saga and I have to say I liked the Maximum Ride Series better. I've tired of the romance the novels, the whole vampire thing. It's old! I finally found something new and better. And I can Promise you that James Patterson will never join those authors that appear to be writing about a combination of vampires and romance. He will write a book that will absolutely exceed your expectations. Trust me, you'll enjoy this book and many other ones by James Patterson.

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  • Posted April 8, 2010

    Maximum Ride THE series to read

    James Patterson has been a favorite author of mine for many years and once I read the first book in this series I knew I had to have the rest. The chapters flow so easily and as the reader I can actually lose myself with this band of misfits whenever I pick up the book to read. The struggles that this group goes through and obstacles they are able to overcome is amazing and so much fun to imagine myself to be right along with them. I hope this series continues for a very long time and I have plans to pick up the newest one, Fang, this weekend. Thank you Mr. Patterson and please keep up your wonderful work and great imagination.

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  • Posted February 20, 2010

    Grandkids Love it

    I bought this set for my grandkids (and their mother). They just love it and jumped into it immediately. Good to see kids finding fun things to do with reading.

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