The Bottom Line
- Maximum Ride: School's Out Forever is a fast paced fantasy
- Maximum Ride has fun characters and an interesting premise
- Not as much sex and violence as Patterson's adult fiction (good for teens)
- Maximum Ride: School's Out Forever is not a stand alone book. It does not have a satisfying ending.
- The characters and plot lines are not well developed. Little depth.
- Max and her friends were kidnapped as babies and experimented on by genetic scientists.
- Max and friends are now part human, part birds.
- The kids escaped from the lab and are now on the run from Erasers, who are part human, part wolf.
- Max and friends find a place to stay in Maximum Ride 2; however, they still don't know who to trust.
Guide Review - Maximum Ride: School's Out - Forever - Book Review
Maximum Ride: School's Out - Forever gives the next chapter in Max and friends' lives as they search for their parents and run from Jeb and Erasers. There are some good fight scenes, some new skills are discovered, and the gang even experiences some normal teenage things, like dating.
Patterson writes a fast-paced novel that is easy to read. Maximum Ride: School's Out - Forever will entertain readers; however, some may be frustrated by the lack of depth and development. After 400+ pages, readers may wish they were a little further into the plot and that more of their questions had been answered.
The Maximum Ride books will not provide the meat and potatoes of a young adult's reading diet; however, they will keep teens interested in reading. They are a lot of fluff, but at least the premise is creative and will cause readers to use their imaginations. Parents will be happy to no there is no real cursing or sex in the books; however, teens won't feel like they are being forced to read something wholesome.