Don't judge a book by its Cover, Maximum Ride!

United States
April 26, 2009 11:58am CST
I just finished reading the third book int the Maximum Ride Series! I cannot wait til I get the fourth one! So, this is about a flock of avian-kids that escape a lab that they were a prisoners of. They are orphans due to the fact that either their parents had been told they were dead, they were reported missing, or their parents sold them off as a baby for drugs. They grew up in a lab caged in a dog crate that only had space if they didn't try to stand up or sit up straight. When the were babies, they were experimented with and the scientists had combined their DNA with a bird's DNA. I think owl, swan, hawk, and another bird... The first three books talk about how the scientists are chasing them with these Hound-like humans that are called Erasers. They find out that the only reason they aren't killed is because they were being tested. That's how they find out the truth about their parents. I can't wait til I start reading the fourth book! Does this book sound like something you would read??? Even if not, I suggest you reading at least the Prologue and see if you can put it down after that.... Just a pre-warning. The main character, Max, even warns you... Don't read it! I say do it if you have the guts... On a serious note, Have you ever found a book that you thought looked boring at first, but something in back of your mind made you pick it up and start reading and three hours later, you're reading reeeally slowly to keep from finishing the book?
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• United States
26 Apr 09
I've read the second and third books (the only ones I could ever find). And you know, I really enjoyed reading both of them. I remember seeing the second book in the books and magazines section at Wal-Mart. I thought the cover looked interesting so I picked it up to see what it was about. I did think it sounded interesting at the time so I bought it. I ended up finishing it within a few days. I can't remember if it was the second or third but one of them I finished in one weekend. I can't think of any examples like that off the top of my head, but I'm sure there are some I've read that fits your last question.
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• United States
26 Apr 09
The cover of the third one caught my eye because the guy (supposedly Fang or some random model) looked incredibly hot! lol. It's a good thing he does a recap about the previous events, isn't it? Did you find yourself getting confused during any parts of it?
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@BarBaraPrz (21327)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
26 Apr 09
You neglected to say who is the author. Is this series aimed at teens, or the general public?
@BarBaraPrz (21327)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
26 Apr 09
As to your question re: boring books turning out to be interesting... I've had the opposite experience, that is, I've picked up books that looked interesting but they really weren't what I was expecting. Sometimes, you are fooled by the cover.
• United States
26 Apr 09
That's true Bar, I've had that happen to me too! I guess someone decided to be creative in the wrong parts of the book. The author is James Patterson. I noticed I didn't put the author's name after I had already posted it. I apologize.
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• United States
26 Apr 09
I'm pretty sure it was aimed at whoever loves a good narrative book that actually makes it sound like a real person is talking to you. Many adults and teens have read it so I'm guessing it falls under general public.
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