Thursday, August 16, 2007

Maximum Ride III Blog tour

Maximum Ride #3: Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports
by James Patterson

Maximum Ride III packs pace. Not a dull moment here. I had not read James Patterson before, and although this book is targeted at the tween-teen set, I enjoyed it immensely. For those who haven’t read the first two books in the series, the third book opens with a small rundown of character’s histories. But even without it, the book is great on its own. Max, a 14 year old avian-human hybrid and her flock (Fang, Iggy, Gasman, Nudge and Angel) are on the run, battling people who want them ‘retired’. Their adventures are full of unexpected twists, some strange loops and lots of good old fashioned action. I relished the first person narrative and Max’s irreverent tone which many teenagers will undoubtedly identify with. Another interesting aspect of the book and I am quite certain this will catch on as a trend, is the blog Fang writes. It is actually a real blog-

Through well-crafted situations that are highly fictional, and futuristic, Patterson tries to convey a message to the teen readers how privileged they are and that their common place, every day gripes, no matter how grave they seem need to be seen from another perspective. This point can obviously be made through realistic documentaries, but to the readers it is aimed at, the sci-fi will no doubt prove to be a better way. Even for teens/tweens that don’t quite enjoy reading, I urge them to try this one out.

The book does lack complex subplots, but I am willing to overlook that keeping in mind the audience at which it is targeted. The book also does have a few loop holes like the mutant’s message to Max in the Yard of Despair, but all in all, it’s an exciting book. So if you are suffering from a post-Deathly Hallows void or back-to-school blues fasten your seat belts and enjoy the ride.

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