Maximum Ride #4: The Final Warning, the breathtaking fourth chapter in a series that has garnered critical acclaim, is one reason TIME magazine says James Patterson is “the man who can't miss.” Whether you're 10 or 110, you'll soar right along with Max as the stalwart, winged young heroine tries to save herself, her flock and the world, too!
Just because a cruel, Biotech experiment went out of control and gave Maximum Ride and her five-member team the stunning ability to fly doesn't mean they're not otherwise normal kids. 15-year-old Max's growing “feelings” for Fang are ever foremost on her mind, even as she and her high-flying companions—Fang, Iggy, Gasman, Nudge and Angel—are dispatched to Antarctica where a group of environmental scientists needs their assistance in the increasingly alarming battle against global warming. Despite the frigid temperatures, Max warms to the excitement and adventure of the task before them. She's also acutely aware that the vastness of the frozen wasteland surrounding them makes it a perfect hideout from nefarious government forces looking to control her continually growing powers. Then again, maybe it doesn't….
Hardcover Book : 272 pages
Publisher: Hachette Book Group Usa ( March 18, 2008 )
Item #: 12-527414
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.25 x 0.65inches
Product Weight: 13.0 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
I don't know why this book was written except maybe to keep the Max clan going and/or because the author, who I normally love, needed to air his beliefs in global warming. The storyline was lame and I got really tired of having the global warming issue raised over and over throughout the story. Maybe the author should write a book strictly about global warming and spare his readers from the global overkill.
Reviewer: Linda L
I can't believe that Patterson would even think of releasing that book! It was just a very simple minded attempt to get young readers to embrace his liberal political views based on emotion and not fact. This book was terrible!!
Reviewer: Verne W
Reviewer: Patricia M
My daughter read all of the books and so looked forward to them. She was very disapointed with this one.
Reviewer: Robyn W
I did something that I have never done before after reading this book.
I threw it away.
There was no story, no plot. It was nothing more than a platform for the author to espouse his political views regarding global warming, and to present his opinions (which are not universally accepted) as fact.
I cannot express the level of disappointment that I feel with Mr. Patterson as an author. He has traded on his reputation as a storyteller to trick people into serving as an audience for his political speech. I won't be tempted to be taken in again.
Reviewer: Tracey S