by Cook Cutlery, guest reviewer

Title: Fang: A Maximum Ride Novel
Author: James Patterson
Format: Hardback
Pages: 408
Grade Reading Level: Grades 6-9

Summary: There are 5 kids who seem very normal, but are not even close to normal. When they were still just an egg they were injected with avian DNA in a lab so that they grew wings. They are stronger and more powerful than a regular person.

When they were in the lab one of the workers broke them out and hid them for the longest of time. He took care of them just as a dad would do, but then 4 years later he disappeared and the flock just thought that he had died. The oldest member of the group Max decided she would take care of the flock.

In the flock there are Max, Fang, Iggy, Nudge, Gazzy, and then Angel. Max, Fang, and Iggy are very close in age. Nudge is a year or two younger than the eldest, then Gazzy being the second to last of being the youngest in the flock, ending off with Angel being the youngest of them.

In the story the kids are at a camp and they are enjoying themselves then out of the blue little Angel says that Fang is going to die in the near future. Max is shocked. She and Fang have gotten very close to one another and they love each other. Max must do everything she can to make sure Fang doesn’t get killed.

Why I started this book:

I like the Maximum Ride series.


  • What I really liked about this book was that there was some romance between Fang and Max. I liked how they would try to sneak away to be just with each other.
  • I also liked that there was a lot of suspense in the book because at the end of the book there is a part where Fang has really died and Max thought of a way to help him. I couldn’t put it down until I knew how she was going to help him!!!


  • What I dislike the most about the book is that Angel loses faith in Max and decides to betray the flock by going and joining the bad guys side and helping them.

Buy: Fang: A Maximum Ride Novel

Rating: 4 treasure chests

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