Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Review: School's Out Forever by James Pattersom
Title: School’s Out Forever
Author: James Patterson
Publisher: Little Brown and Company
Publishing Date: May 23rd 2006
Genre: Young Adult Science Fiction
Series: Maximum Ride # 2
Fourteen-year-old Maximum Ride and the other members of the "Flock"--Fang, Iggy, Nudge, Gasman and Angel--are just like ordinary kids--only they have wings and can fly. It seems like a dream come true--except that they're being hunted by half-human, half-wolf "Erasers" who can fly, too.
In Book 2 of the series, the Flock members are taken under the wing of an FBI agent and try to live "normal" lives by going to school, making friends--and continuing their relentless search for their parents. But the Erasers return, forcing the Flock to abandon their search and make their escape once again. The voice inside Max's head keeps telling her that it's up to her to save the world, but this is especially challenging to do when she is faced with her ultimate match: a newer and better version of herself, Maximum Ride II. Max's heart-stopping quest to investigate the mind-blowing mystery of her ultimate destiny continues in the scariest, strangest, and funniest James Patterson novel yet.
I really enjoyed the second installment in the Maximum Ride series. I think we are starting to see more of the character development and little more of the story. I feel like now I am invested in this series.
Max and her flock are all together and are taken in by an FBI agent who wants to mother the flock. She feeds them, clothes them, shelters them, and even sends them to school. Everything seems normal and good except that Fang likes a girl, there are bombs set off in school, they have a talking dog, and Max is realizing more about herself and her feelings than she would like to admit.
Just when thought I had some things figured out wham! I am hit with another whammy! The adventure continues and it’s good, action packed and thrilling with secrets and mysteries. I jumped right in as the book starts up where the first one ended and I can’t wait to pick up the next one.