|In a breathtaking new story from "New York Times"-bestselling author James Patterson, a girl who can fly has to save herself--and maybe the world--from the scientists who want to control her. Little, Brown and Company|
From the Publisher:
Having obtained an ability to fly after being made an unwitting pawn in a government experiment, Maximum Ride and six other kids who share her ability are enlisted for a global warming investigation but are unaware that sinister forces are out to harness their power.
In the fourth installment in James Patterson's bestselling young adult series, MAXIMUM RIDE, the Flock hooks up with a team of environmental scientists to help save the world from global warming. But even in Antarctica, no one is safe from a government that wants to kill them...
Poor Political Statement4/8/2008
My 6th grade students and I couldn't put down the first 3 Maximum Rides. They were so face-paced and exciting that we couldn't stop reading. I ended up getting three hardbacks for my class of number 4 since we just couldn't wait for the paperback. We were all so disappointed with book number 4. The kids were the same, but the story was sooooo different. Where were the mad scientists? What was with the machines? And, all the global warning stuff. We wanted another Maximum Ride story and not a political statement about global warning. We agree that global warming is terrible and we should do our part, but we didn't want this lecture while just trying to enjoy a good fiction story. A totally let down-Don't waste your money on this one.