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The Angel Experiment (Maximum Ride Series #1)

The Angel Experiment (Maximum Ride Series #1) - 3.5 stars Super powers, we have all wanted them at one time of another. The ability to fly, to just run off and be free and watch the world below us, if only for a while. Imagine having the ability to fly and not knowing what other ability might be store for you and being young….I mean really young and having no adult figure around for you to help you survive. Welcome to the world of James Patterson YA series which consists of six kids who have been kidnapped from a lab and are free among us. Why were they kidnapped? That is the question that they would like to know. But then again, how did they get into the lab in the first place is another question they ponder. Who has the answers and who can they trust? Every child hopes to have a loving family and where their loving families reside are mysteries that they frequently question and try to decipher. Life out of the lab is not bad for the six, if it were not for the Erasers. These wolf-like creatures seem to pop up and spell trouble for the flying six. Fights break out, blood gets shed and someone always gets wounded in these confrontations. It was exciting to see James Patterson breaking out into the YA section and I was excited read this book. One of my students was reading it and said it was good so I had to give it a try. The idea of a group of kids banding together and looking out for one another was intriguing. Everything that happened in the book, no matter how far off course the kids got from the task at hand, somehow they always came back together. The wolf-like creatures’ name “erasers” has me puzzled and perhaps further in the series the name will make more sense to me. There was plenty of action for YA readers and each character has its own unique talent and personality that makes the book come together. As a reader, I thought the middle of the book was a bit slow for me. I thought it gave me too many details in things, as a reader, I could have put in myself. The ending was smoother, left more to my imagination and the pace was much faster. That is why I rated it a 3.5.