School's Out - Forever (Maximum Ride, Book 2)
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"Adventure, fighting, backstabbing and love abound" (VOYA) in this action-packed follow-up to the #1 New York Times blockbuster MAXIMUM RIDE: THE ANGEL EXPERIMENT, now available in paperback. The heart-stopping quest of six winged kids--led by fourteen-year-old Max--to find their parents and investigate the mind-blowing mystery of their ultimate destiny continues when they're taken under the wing of an FBI agent and attempt, for the first time, to live "normal" lives. But going to school and making friends doesn't stop them from being relentlessly hunted by sinister spies, who lead Max to face her most frightening match yet: a new and better version of herself.

Customer Reviews:

  • Maximum Ride
    Great scecond part to the series. Good read for the teens in your life. Exciting,Good read from James Patterson. Leaves you wanting to read more on the characters. Written for the young (teens or tweens) to read. Keeps up with the James Patterson reputation. Even though written for the younger some of James Pattersons followers will enjoy reading the series too. Easy read!...more info
  • Awesome!
    James Patterson wrote an amazing, interesting, and exciting book series with the Maximum Ride series. It is nonstop fun from the first book to the last. I would reccommend this book to anyone, from child to adult....more info
  • Not much there, but still a lot of fun...
    Maximum Ride: School's Out-Forever, by James Patterson, is the 2nd in the Maximum Ride trilogy.

    Picking up where The Angel Experiment left off, the flock is still on the run from the "white lab coats" and Erasers. Other than the subplots that existed in the first book, there's no real main plot other than that in this sequel. But there is plenty of teenage angst, chase scenes, and fun use of the kids other special powers. But despite the fact that this book is so similar to the first, it's still an exciting and fun-filled romp. Each of the kids has a distinct personality, each with their own quirks and unique gifts. They are a special family that just can't seem to catch a break. As their purpose of "saving the world" unfolds a little more in this installment, the flock must constantly be on alert and outwit adults and their pursuers.

    Though the story doesn't progress very far, School's Out-Forever is still an enjoyable read for teens and adults alike.
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  • Maximum Ride: Schools Out Forever
    Maximum Ride: School's Out Forever was a very interesting book to read. When I read it, I thought the book was very well written and organized. I enjoyed reading it because I enjoy fantasy and it was a very easy book to read. The chapters were extremely short,1-3 pages max. The fantasy in the book was that the characters had wings. In every chapter, there was some sort of action. If you enjoy fantasy and action then I highly recommend that you read both of the Maximum Rides(The Angels Experiment and Schools Out Forever)....more info
  • max ride
    the book was alot of fun for all ages. It was delivered fast and a good read...more info
  • Maximum Enjoyment
    I found this book to hold my attention throughout. I hated to put it down and found myself continuing reading whenever I had a spare minute. I recommend it for those whose imagination holds no limits and enjoy something out of the ordinary. I plan to get the first book in this series to get the full story behind how things started....more info
  • The Angel Experiment -Schools Out Forever
    Brilliant book, as only James Patterson can produce, now reading the follow up to this,hope he writes more in the angel series
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  • Maximum Ride: School's Out Forever
    As always from James Patterson, a great read. This is a great series and I am looking forward to the next book to see what happens to Max....more info
  • engaging book, great for teens & older
    Enjoyable, easy read. Passed the 1st, 2nd and 3rd book in this series on to my 12 year old neice. Nice, clean language (nothing worse than crap) and no sex scenes (just first kisses). A very impowering book/series for young girls and boys....more info
  • Maximum Ride is a great ride
    great series, just discovered it and order the newest.
    james patterson is amazing, doing different types.
    this might be a teen book, and im far from a teen, but i love Max and her friends....more info
  • Excellant
    The book was delivered and in the condition stated. Delivered on time . Excellant service!!!!!...more info
  • maximum ride: school's out forever
    This is a great series for any age group, and book 2 continues the bird kid's adventures. You can't help but fall in love with Max, Fang, Iggy, Gasman, and Angel. And the dog!! What a hoot! Can't wait to see what happens next....more info
  • Schools out forever
    done with Max. and the ghost writer that wrote this for patterson needs to try something new for a career...more info
  • Boo
    I'll admit, I enjoyed the first book. It was cute, clever, and I liked the idea. But the second book made me angry due, particularly at one character- Angel. A cute, six-year old girl with pure white wings who can read minds and control minds and breathe underwater and talk to fish that everyone loves. I can no longer read this without wanting to bludgeon this Mary Sue over the head.

    Neither Max or Fang are too original either. Max just has an annoying personality, while Fang is the "OMG Dark mysterious pretty boy angst dark angel!!!". Yeah, like that's original.

    And don't get me wrong, I loved Iggy, Nudge, and Gazzy... Iggy had a little bit of page time, but the others? Max mentioned in the first book that she spoke all the time, but I can barely remember her. Gazzy is the worst though. As the older brother of Angel, he holds nothing in comparison to her superspeshulness. While Angel can do so many magical things, Gazzy farts. You heard me... infact, his name is literally 'Gasman' while his sister is some Holy Being to the rest of the group!

    Don't waste your time on this book unless you like unoriginal characters and Mary Sues....more info
  • John Smith's fantastic Review
    ok lets start here by just saying saying basic praise to Patterson. i have a couple things to say: it was a great book but really the preview of chapter 38(of #3) at the end just got me freaked, the way it was said that the kids were dreaming for the last 6 months. Was that true, or was a load of crud to readers? I myself think it was plain crud. let us know!
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  • Not as good as the first two
    I know this is not supposed to be a sequel, but the story line is very similar. The first two books with this subject were much better. I still am a great fan of Patterson, have almost all his books. I would recommend it, but don't think of it as a sequel, I think that is why I was a little disappointed....more info
  • A great sequel!
    I read this installment rather quickly. It was a real page turner. Catching up with the group, and taking it to the next level. Some surprises are around every other page it seemed. I won't really reveal any plot, although at this point, most people have read it several times, at least. I find it a refreshing, exhilerating story. I am eagerly awaiting 3. Patterson writes with a style that keeps readers, well reading. I loved the original adult versions, When The Wind Blows, and the Lake House, but when it reinvented the seris for YA readers, I was impressed with them as well. ...more info
  • Really Good
    Do not pay attention to those who gave this book a ONE STAR rating. All they did was complain it was not like his Cross books or was like "teen fiction". Um DUH !!!!! That is what it is exactly - TEEN FICTION !!!

    These are great books. I have read them and enjoyed them as an adult and my jr high aged daughted has also enjoyed them.
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  • great series
    Great series, it keeps you guessing how are they going to get out of the next situation and if one of them is a spy. Enjoyed this book as much as the first one in this series. ...more info
  • It was better than the first book.
    It left off where the other book ended. It had more action than the first book. Easy to follow even without reading the first book. When you start to read it your mind goes into hyperfocus....more info
  • The Saga Continues
    A marvelous sequel to the first book in this series. The tension is building...can't wait to read the third! A book that can be enjoyed by both children and adults....more info
  • Love James Patterson, Maximun Ride
    Well, what can I really say but James Patterson knows how to do it right. Another great story about Max and the gang on their latest adventure....more info
  • Better than the first
    The second installment in the Maximum Ride series allows for the characters to grow in a way that wasn't possible in the first. While other reviewers are dissapointed in the lack of beginning-middle-end type of storytelling, it was nice to see these kids get a chance to truly be kids for a while, even if it means they go to school and have Thanksgiving dinner with a shady FBI agent. While this hold over in Virginia doesn't make for the most exciting read, it gives these hard running, hard fighting kids a chance to regain their bearings and focus on the hunt for their birth parents. This was a fast fun read....more info
  • Loved It, Loved It....and the dog talks, too!
    This second book is even better than the first one...You will laugh outloud at times. ...more info
  • This one's OK, but the final in the series is lousy - beware!
    I recognize that this book is written for a younger audience, but I thoroughly enjoyed both #1 & this one in the series. However, when I read the third one I was completely disappointed. I really wish I had never gotten started. I'm rating this with 2 stars even though I enjoyed the book because it is part of a series and the conclusion to the series was so lousy I would have wanted to know ahead of time...

    NOTE: My rating is due to the conclusion of the series and not this specific book. I'm not saying I didn't like how the author chose to end it - I'm saying that the last book doesn't tie up loose ends and as such leaves you with a "where's the last 50 pages?" feel...

    If you're interested in why I disliked #3 so much just click the "see all my reviews" button and look for my review of that book....more info