Maximum Ride: Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports by James Patterson

The (sort of) final book in the series (at least the fugitives series) in some ways lives up to expectations and in other ways disappoints. I’m glad it isn’t the actual end of the series because there are still questions unanswered.

The things I didn’t like:

    The dynamic of the flock splitting up because of Ari is interesting, but this book ends up a lot slower because of it. Mostly, Fang’s website-get the kids of the world involved plan is sort of lame. And it just felt a little too easy. Getting so many of them involved and then them basically saving the day was nowhere near as satisfying as the end could have been. And the actual siblings splitting up with the possibility of never seeing each other again. Not sure I buy that either.
    The Martinez storyline was a little too convenient. Okay, a lot too convenient.
    The one thing I don’t get is how Max didn’t question the Voice or ask for any means of “proof” of goodwill. I also didn’t get the whole Max as an Eraser thing, but from what I understand, the story isn’t over.
    There was a missed opportunity with all those recombinants that they saved in book two.

That being said, there were good points too. I like the battle between Max and the perfect soldier and Angel’s betrayal. Basically, you come out of this thinking, you never can know who you trust.


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