Maximum Ride Manga, Volume 1 (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

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Fourteen-year-old Maximum Ride knows what it's like to soar above the world. She and all the members of her "flock" - Fang, Iggy, Nudge, Gasman, and Angel - are just like ordinary kids, except they have wings and can fly! It may seem like a dream come true to some, but for the flock it's more like a living nightmare. When the mysterious lab known as the "School" turns up and kidnaps their youngest member, it's up to Max to organize a rescue, but will help come in time?

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Overview

Fourteen-year-old Maximum Ride knows what it's like to soar above the world. She and all the members of her "flock" - Fang, Iggy, Nudge, Gasman, and Angel - are just like ordinary kids, except they have wings and can fly! It may seem like a dream come true to some, but for the flock it's more like a living nightmare. When the mysterious lab known as the "School" turns up and kidnaps their youngest member, it's up to Max to organize a rescue, but will help come in time?

After the mutant Erasers abduct the youngest member of their group, the "birdkids," who are the result of genetic experimentation, take off in pursuit and find themselves struggling to understand their own origins and purpose.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Themes from Patterson's popular adult titles When the Wind Blows and The Lake House waft through this YA thriller, the author's first in the genre. Wood stars as Maximum Ride, 14-year-old leader of a band of kids who have escaped the lab where they were bred as 98% human and 2% bird (wings being a key component) and developed a variety of other-worldly talents. In Patterson's unusual universe, Max and her young cohorts are soon forced to rescue one of their own-a girl named Angel-from a pack of mutant wolf-humans called Erasers. Wood nails Patterson's often adult-beyond-their-years dialogue with a jaded tone. But the result of this pairing makes Max sound more off-putting than cool or intriguing. The listening experience is stalled in the starting gate, keeping the action-adventure earthbound rather than high-flying. Ages 12-up. (Apr.) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
Children's Literature
This is a purely fantastical tale told primarily from the perspective of one Maximum Ride, a fourteen year old girl who is the glue keeping her ragtag "family" of six children (ranging in age from 6 to 14) together. The kids (including Fang, Iggy, Nudge, the Gasman and Angel) spent their early years of life in a lab in California called "the School," and are 98% human, and 2 % bird, enabling them to fly. Through a series of truly unfortunate events, the youngest one of the brood has been kidnapped by the evil Erasers (other mutants from the School, who are part human, part bloodthirsty wolf). Max and the others set out on a mission to save her (and supposedly the world, but that part is never clearly delineated) and discover their true identities. Short chapters are like incredibly quick sound bites; while the book is over 400 pages long, chapters are mostly two to four pages in length. The few details readers can glean about Max from the book paint an admirable picture, but a thin one at best. The visual that is created by the image of flying children is intriguing. Creepy scenes of laboratories and mutant children in cages (with organs on the outside of their bodies!), the morphing of the Erasers and some fairly violent fights may disturb some readers. Maximum Ride is this author's first young adult series. He is a best selling author of adult novels; two of particular note, When the Wind Blows and The Lake House, that deal with winged characters. His inspiration for this book comes from these previous works. 2005, Little Brown, Ages 12 up.
—Cindy L. Carolan
VOYA - Teri S. Lesesne
Max and her "family" are rare birds—almost literally. Max, Iggy, Fang, Nudge, Angel, and Gazzy are part of an experiment that introduced avian DNA into human embryos. For years, they lived in a special school/laboratory. Then Jeb stole them from the school and set them up in a mountain cabin. Now it appears that they are being pursued by creatures whose job it is to return them to the school for further study. When Angel is kidnapped, Max takes Fang and Nudge with her to attempt a rescue. Gazzy and Iggy are left behind to guard the mountain retreat; however, plans go awry and soon the family is separated and threatened. Can Max rescue Angel and elude her would-be captors? Lee totally reimagines Patterson's story, creating highly stylized representations of Max and the other characters. Confrontations between Max and her family and the Erasers provide a surfeit of action-packed pages, but Lee does not overlook the character and plot development essential to this series of books. Each character has distinctive features, and Lee takes time to allow each character to talk about his or her own take on the perils they face. Manga fans will find much to appreciate in Lee's work whether or not they are familiar with the novels themselves. Patterson's fans will discover another way to enjoy this SF/mystery blend. Reviewer: Teri S. Lesesne
School Library Journal

Gr 8 Up

Hiding out in the wilderness of Colorado, Max Ride, 14, and her ragtag family of mutant kids think they're safe from the clutches of "The School," a secret government lab that has erased their memories and turned them into human/bird creations. When Angel, the youngest of them, is kidnapped by the "Erasers"-cruel half-man/half-wolf enforcers for "The School"-Max and several of the kids set off in search of her. Despite outwitting them in several instances, the Erasers are able to intercept them. But all is not as it seems when Max is released from her confinement only to be told the secret of her origin-that she was created to save the world. The story is based on Patterson's popular "Maximum Ride" series (Little, Brown), and Lee does a superb job of translating his text into attractive manga-style illustrations. Although the narrative is a bit slow at first, the action quickly picks up and is bound to keep readers turning the pages. Bridging the gap between contemporary YA fiction and manga/manhwa, Maximum Ride is a fine first choice for sci-fi/thriller-heavy collections.-Dave Inabnitt, Brooklyn Public Library, NY

School Library Journal
Gr 7 Up-A group of genetically enhanced kids who can fly and have other unique talents are on the run from part-human, part-wolf predators called Erasers in this exciting SF thriller that's not wholly original but is still a compelling read. Max, 14, and her adopted family-Fang and Iggy, both 13, Nudge, 11, Gazzy, 8, and Angel, 6-were all created as experiments in a lab called the School. Jeb, a sympathetic scientist, helped them escape and, since then, they've been living on their own. The Erasers have orders to kill them so the world will never find out they exist. Max's old childhood friend, Ari, now an Eraser leader, tracks them down, kidnaps Angel, and transports her back to the School to live like a lab rat again. The youngsters are forced to use their special talents to rescue her as they attempt to learn about their pasts and their destinies. The novel ends with the promise that this journey will continue in the sequel. As with Patterson's adult mystery thrillers, in-depth characterization is secondary to the fast-moving plot. The narrative alternates between Max's first-person point-of-view and that of the others in the third person, but readers don't get to know Max very well. The only major flaw is that the children sound like adults most of the time. This novel is reminiscent of David Lubar's Hidden Talents (Tor, 1999) and Ann Halam's Dr. Franklin's Island (Random, 2002).-Sharon Rawlins, Piscataway Public Library, NJ Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780606144414
  • Publisher: San Val, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/28/2009
  • Series: Maximum Ride Manga Series , #1
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Edition description: THIS EDITION IS INTENDED FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 794,866
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 1.00 (d)

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.

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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  • Posted September 12, 2009

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    From Novel to Manga

    I have read all of the Maximum Ride books, and was so excited when I found out about the manga. I love the manga, and cannot wait for the next one. I hope they do the whole series.

    31 out of 38 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 24, 2010

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    Awesome!

    The first two books in the Maximum Ride series are really the only two god ones for me, so to see them illustrated is great! Plus, the art style is perfect for this, very detailed and enticing ^_^

    18 out of 26 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 12, 2009

    Great Manga!!

    The illustrations in these manga are outstanding!! Story line is great and although it jumps around a bit it id definitely a MUST have for all Maximum Ride fans!!

    13 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2011

    Maximum Ride

    Wow, i started reading and i couldnt put it down. Amazing drawings that totally mirror what i thought the characters looked like... except for fang...

    10 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 9, 2010

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    Manga? In or out for Maximum

    When I read this book it was a little hard to follow all the actions and pictures. I certainly liked how they drew the flock, they were just like I imagined them. Without the googly eyes of course. They did leave out a lot of dialogue but the base line is pretty much the same. I would have liked it better if it were in color. It was cool though. Also, Fang's hair. what's up with that? To sum it all up a lot of action and good artistic skills.Especially since I honestly do not like cartoon-y comic books.

    10 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 21, 2012

    Maximum Ride Fan!!!

    I love Maximum Ride! It is my favorite book of all time. I only started reading it when I was in fourth grade. I've been growing up with the series ever since. It is pretty much the only book I talk about now in middle school! My friend and I have been writing a spinoff story to it. Even my teacher says that people should read it because I talk about it and refer to it so much in language arts class. Now I've finished the series. But it has had a great impact on my life, let's just say. It is in, well, pretty much every aspect of my life. It is probably the reason I love to read and write now because there are a lot of kids in my class who don't like to read or write.

    8 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 3, 2012

    W

    So far pretty good but watch out it curses. alot

    6 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 4, 2009

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    Max Ride manga

    this is a great easy read if you dont want to read the actual book. but it is only part of the first book, the second one has come out though. the characters portryaed are the way i had pictured them... more or less

    6 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 10, 2012

    <3

    I looooooove Maximum Ride! Iggy is my favorite.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2012

    ¿00K!¿$

    OMG!!!!! I have all the manga books of this series.... i think youll like this book alot =]

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 12, 2012

    It isnt as good as the real book, but i dont think that anything is! But you should definitely read the original before buying this.

    Soooo good.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 25, 2010

    best book ever

    A fourteen year old girl, knows what it's like th fly above the world. Maximum and her flock: Fang, Iggy, Nudge, Gasman and Angel are just like ordinary kids, except they have wings and can fly. It may seem like a dream come ture to some, bus for the flock, its more like a living nightmare when the mysterious lab known as the school turns up and kinaps their yourngest member. Now its up to max to organize a rescue, but will help come in time? this was an amazing book; it was action packed and full of excitment. I would recomend this book to anyone who likes to reak.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2013

    WHAT IS WITH FANG???

    I always imagined fang as this super dark guy with SHORT hair. He looks like a girl this way, hopefully, when he gets that hair cut, it'll help :)

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 22, 2012

    A+

    a gift for my grandaughter

    3 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 1, 2012

    Awesome

    Read books now manga coolest books ever dont like them your crazy.



    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2011

    Awesome

    Love it


    3 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 20, 2012

    MaximumRidefan#1

    I just loved it just the way i thought of it except Fang but once u reread the begining of Maximum Ride it said overgrown hair so yeah but i wonder about for Avan Jogia but pther wise PERFECT!!!!!!!!! No more than perfect

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 11, 2012

    my best friend read these books and said they were great!!!!!!!!

    my best friend read these books and said they were great!!!!!!!!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 26, 2012

    Great book

    Luv it but why does she die.
    Dont undersyand that.

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 13, 2011

    Amasing

    Exactily what i said before + more!!!!!!!

    2 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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