Book Review- Maximum Ride: The Fugitives

Maximum Ride: The Fugitives features three books: The Angel Experiment, School’s Out- Forever, and Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports.  All three are pretty good books, but they are not without flaws.

The positives: They are definitely all extremely engaging, and the characters are well developed, and can be seen as having internal conflicts, and not the weak ones either.  Max, as the main character, is a strong female character, portrayed with all of the leadership skills necessary to lead her “flock.”  She suffers from all of the correct internal conflicts: choosing between herself and her flock, making the right decisions to allow them to survive, and deciding when to risk her life.  These are all necessary and not weak conflicts.  Also, other characters, like Fang, especially since he was given narration towards the end of the series, were given some development.  The stories also hold your interest throughout the three books.  It was definitely the kind of book that was hard to put down.  The conveniently short chapters bounce from enemy, to conflict, to dilemma.  There are very few slowed down points, and it is definitely ready to jump into the next series, The Protectors.

The negatives- Some of the drama starts to get a little bit weak after reading it for the fiftieth time.  I must admit, after seeing Max and Fang kiss and have a conflict for the third time, it started to wear a little thin.

However, the series has many merits that outweigh the conflicts, so it is definitely a good series.

Review: 8.5/10

If you liked this you should read: Maximum Ride: The Protectors

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