July 6, 2013

Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports by James Patterson

Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports
A Maximum Ride Adventure
By: James Patterson
Review by: Max
Maximum Ride #3: Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports by James Patterson
Hey guys! Max here, with a review from the very series I was named after!

Warning: This book is the third in a series! You could probably get by with reading this book alone, but really, guys, it takes away from the whole experience.

This book was when the Maximum Ride series started going downhill. After this one, the rest just kind of...stunk.

Once again, this book is a series, and this book picks up where School's Out-Forever left off. The Flock (Max, Fang, Iggy, Nudge, Gazzy and Angel) has a mission; save the world from the evil company, Itex. While Max strives to complete her life goal, basically, to save the world, Fang her 'advisor' in a way, wants to just step back, live on some tropical island, and let somebody else do all of the work.

As you might be able to guess, that doesn't exactly go over well.
This book tells the tale of the Flock's struggle to stay together, Max and Fang's relationship struggles, and  the Flock's struggle to keep the evil company Itex from 're-populating'
the world.
And if they fail the last one, they'll have a hard time fixing the other two.

This book sounds good, doesn't it?

STWAOES (It's a mouthful, ain't it?) was no where near as good as the first book, but if you read the first two, you should definitely follow up with this. It had just as much humor, plot twists, and just as many wonderful characters, though.

This book is not as action-packed, if I recall correctly. It has more of a definite plot compared to the first book, where the Flock was just on the run from the Erasers. In this book, the Flock (well, a good half of them) have a clear goal, and I really liked that aspect of it compared to the first few.

However, this book was a lot more confusing than the other books. It could just be because I'm relatively slow, but a good portion of this book, I just didn't understand. I'm glad that SWTAEOS focused a little more on Max and Fang's romantic relationship, even though I'm not really the mushy gushy romance novel kind of person.

I'm glad James Patterson wrote this, I'm glad that I read it, and I'm glad that you might possibly be considering reading this book.
Happy summer, everyone!

Fly on,


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