Fang, Iggy, Nudge, the Gasman, Angel, and Maximum: Six kids who are pretty normal in most ways–except that they’re 98% human and 2% bird. Riding the wind, their wings are an amazing gift…and yet, their world can morph into a nightmare in a single instant. For when the bloodthirsty Erasers–half men, half-wolves genetically engineered by(…)
Maximum Ride is a series of young adult fantasy novels by the author James Patterson, with a manga adaptation published by Yen Press. The series is centered on the adventures of Maximum “Max” Ride and five other characters after their escape from the lab facility known as The School. Their group is labeled the Flock, reminiscent of the fact that each of the main characters are avian-human hybrids, (they have wings) a result from the Flock’s past involvement with The School.
The Maximum Ride novels for young adults feature 6 teenagers who are 98% human and 2% avian.
NOTE: James Patterson’s author note in the beginning of each books says:
“To the reader:
The idea for Maximum Ride comes from earlier books of mine called When the Wind Blows and The Lake House, which also feature a character named Max who escapes from a quite despicable School. Most of the similarities end there. Max and the other kids in Maximum Ride are NOT the same Max and kids featured in those two books. Nor do Frannie and Kit play any part in Maximum Ride. I hope you enjoy the ride anyway.”