Take six kids who are the product of human engineering, and pit them against a set of scientists who have decided to rid the world of millions of people, and you have the fast-paced plot of this sci-fi novel. These kids are bonded together by their lab experiences, and they are on the run - or in their case, they are on the fly- with the wings they unfold to the amazement of those around them.
464 pages 978-0316067959 Ages 12 and up
Recommended by: Barb Langridge, abookandahug.com
Max soars above the world . . . but in James Patterson's thrilling adventure, fantasy can come crashing down to reveal the nightmares of the Angel Experiment.
Maximum Ride and her "flock" -- Fang, Iggy, Nudge, Gasman and Angel -- are just like ordinary kids, only they have wings and can fly. It may seem like a dream come true to some, but their lives can morph into a living nightmare at any time.
Angel, the youngest member of the flock, is kidnapped and taken back to the "School" where she and the others were experimented on by a crew of whack jobs. Her friends brave a journey to blazing hot Death Valley, CA, to save Angel, but soon enough, they find themselves in yet another nightmare: fighting off the half-human, half-wolf "Erasers" in New York City. Whether in the treetops of Central Park or in the bowels of the Manhattan subway system, Max and her adopted family take the ride of their lives.
Along the way, Max discovers that her purpose is save the world. But can she?---from the publisher