Monday, March 29, 2010

FANG by James Patterson

Review: FANG, A Maximum Ride Novel by James Patterson
(Aka Maximum Ride Book 6)

Description (from the official Maximum Ride website,
For years, Max has been desperately on the run from evil forces trying to prevent her from her destiny to save the world – but nothing has ever rocked her world like this horrifying prophetic message. Fang is Max’s best friend, her soul mate, her partner in leading her flock of winged children. A life without Fang is a life unimaginable.

Max’s desperate desire to protect Fang brings the two closer than ever. But their world is turned upside down yet again when another winged boy, the beautiful Dylan, is introduced into the flock. Raised in a lab, like the flock, he exists only for one reason: He was created to be Max’s perfect other half. Now a battle of science against soul and perfection versus passion unfolds, twists, and turns…and meanwhile, the apocalypse is coming.

Info:Juvenile Fiction
Published by Little Brown & Company
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Review (Note this is a discussion we had about the book):
Jess and I recently read Fang, the 6th book in the Maximum Ride series. We are big fans of the Maximum Ride books and recommend them for all ages.
Jess finished this book last week and I found her curled up in a ball crying when she was done…

Not really Mom I was walking around crying. It was sad.

Well, maybe the end was a little sad, but the book itself wasn’t. I think this book really lived up to the other MaxRide books. It was full of action and adventure with all of the flock. Angel was up to some tricks again, huh??

Can you believe what she did??
Well I think she showed this kind of behavior before in some other books, I’m not the biggest fan of Angel. She freaks me out a bit. And I get a little mad when she thinks she can take over as leader of the flock, she says it, a lot. LOL

I was a fan of hers at first, but now I’m not.

Well I think she just makes bad decisions, she’s only 7 after all. Tell me….do you think you would make better decisions? I know you are a few years older than her, but she does have a lot more life experience :-)

Yes, I think so, but I only think she makes these decisions because she was raised without parents.
True and she is a bird. I think Max does a pretty good job of acting as leader/Mom to the others in the flock; it can’t be easy for her having to be in charge at such a young age. It’s strange to think of Angel being leader. (Without giving too much away, let’s just say that Angel has been saying for a while that she wants to be the leader and she gets to try that out in this book.) Imagine taking orders from a 7 year old?

The thing I didn’t really like about this book was that there wasn’t as much action really; it’s more of a sit at the same place kind of book. A thing I liked was that they introduced 2 new characters in this book….a bird kid and a mad scientist.

HA! Not just a bird kid, but a beautiful, boy engineered to be Max’s perfect other half!! That’s not really something she or Fang wants to hear about, now that they are officially a couple. AND already worrying about Angel’s declaration that Fang will be dying soon! So… I really love the birthday party the flock throws for themselves; after they all decide it’s time to turn a year older.
I kind of see what you mean about it being in the same place, there was less action in this book than others, I felt like they could have told this story in about half the pages they actually did. Would you recommend FANG to your friends?

Yes, I totally would. They’d really like it, BUT they would have to read the other books first.
I’d definitely recommend it to MaxRide fans, I liked that this book shows the kids growing up a bit and dealing with some of the same issues all kids and teens deal with, although maybe on a little different scale being they are, after all, genetically altered bird kids.


Rebecca L Sutton said...

Another fun review girls! I can't wait to borrow it. I always liked Fang and I can't wait to see Max anf Fang together. Finally. And what's this about a second guy?!!!

cynthial11 said...

Awesome review! I hadn't heard of this series I'll have to get the first book, sounds good. =)