Review of Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports by James Patterson

Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports
A Maximum Ride Novel (Book 3)
By James Patterson

Star Rating: 
Genre: Young Adult, Young Adult Sci-Fi, Young Adult Fantasy
Number of Pages: 431

Date Started: November 8, 2016
Date Finished: November 10, 2016

Synopsis: (From Amazon)james-patterson-saving-the-world-and-other-extreme-sports
In MAXIMUM RIDE: SAVING THE WORLD AND OTHER EXTREME SPORTS, the time has arrived for Max and her winged “Flock” to face their ultimate enemy and discover their original purpose: to defeat the takeover of “Re-evolution”, a sinister experiment to re-engineer a select population into a scientifically superior master race…and to terminate the rest. Max, Fang, Iggy, Nudge, Gasman, and Angel have always worked together to defeat the forces working against them–but can they save the world when they are torn apart, living in hiding and captivity, halfway across the globe from one another?

This book is full of very realistic feelings of our flock towards what they are up against.  Tensions are high and the flock is on edge wondering why someone would want to end them, and end the world.  There are very realistic relationship developments through this novel, with characters having to step aside and pause because they are unsure of what they should be doing– something that everyone should feel is okay to do in a tense situation.

Stronger united, no one wants the flock to split apart, and they realize how much of a liability it can be.  Another great lesson one learns from this book is that children have power.  Being young doesn’t mean you don’t have a voice.

I just realized this book isn’t listed as YA on Amazon, but I can assure that is its classification.

This book is a great continuation of the last book, and the wonderful ending makes me wonder what is in store for the flock in book 4 and on.

618wcp0vm9l-_ux250_Author Biography: (From Amazon)
James Patterson received the Literarian Award for Outstanding Service to the American Literary Community at the 2015 National Book Awards. His other awards include two Emmys, the Edgar Award, and the Children’s Choice Award for Author of the Year. He is a tireless champion of the power of books and reading, exemplified by his new children’s book imprint, JIMMY Patterson, whose mission is simple: “We want every kid who finishes a JIMMY Book to say: ‘PLEASE GIVE ME ANOTHER BOOK.'” He has donated more than one million books to students and soldiers and has over four hundred Teacher Education Scholarships at 24 colleges and universities. He has also donated millions to independent bookstores and school libraries. Patterson will be investing proceeds from the sales of JIMMY Patterson Books in pro-reading initiatives.

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