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In this action-packed follow-up to the #1 New York Times blockbuster MAXIMUM RIDE: THE ANGEL EXPERIMENT, now available in paperback. The heart-stopping quest of six winged kids--led by fourteen-year-old Max--to find their parents and investigate the mind-blowing mystery of their ultimate destiny continues when they're taken under the wing of an FBI agent and attempt, for the first time, to live "normal" lives. But going to school and making friends doesn't stop them from being relentlessly hunted by sinister spies, who lead Max to face her most frightening match yet: a new and better version of herself.

Maximum Ride: School's Out-Forever

by James Patterson

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Overall Review:  

The second installment in Patterson's 'Maximum Ride:  The Fugitives' series picks up right where the first book left off.  Almost right away the reader is thrown into the fast-paced action of the story as Max and the gang try to survive and fathom the mystery of their entire existence.  Unlike the last book, Patterson does take a bit of time to develop his characters and even spread a little drama and romance. However, he still continues his mildly complicated plot over several states and battlegrounds.  Even though this book has been on the market for several years, the issues addressed in it are even more important now than at the time of its publishing, and readers will find that they are able to connect well with the author's message. Overall, the book was a very enjoyable read, with awesome action and interesting characters.

Content Analysis:  

Profanity/Language Rating: 17 religious exclamations, 8 mild obscenities, 3 anatomical terms


Violence/Gore: 7 fight scenes that include kicking, hitting, etc.; 9 instances of threatening or implied violence; a character receives a near fatal mauling; a character tries to cut a chip out of her arm with a seashell; a bomb is detonated in a school without any injuries;  characters receive minor injuries in the fight scenes.


Sex/Nudity: Characters kiss twice

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Science ethics, exploitation of children, death, fugitives

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Reviewed By Jackson
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