I hate that I'm saying this given how much I originally loved this series, and especially the last 2 books (Max, my favorite, and Fang), but I did not like this book.
Angel had been slowly getting on my nerves more and more after the first book, but she started really bothering me in The Final Warning and almost every book after it. Having this whole book about her becoming a bigger pain in Max's side was too much for me to handle.
This was also the first time that the plot was boring. I liked the Max and Dylan, despite them being thrown together had me initially going "WHAT?" Fang forming his own gang originally pissed me off, but I did grow to like the recruits. But holy hell, Maya and Fang had me wanting to scream. I like Dylan, don't get me wrong, but no one messes with Max and Fang more than Maya (for obvious reasons), and I kind of wanted to slap Fang for screwing up in this area. The love-square, especially when both groups team up to stop the Doomsday group, was also forced. I kind of liked it (I thought it would finally knock sense into everyone, but it didn't, so I'm upset), but I don't think it was written as well as it could have been.
Speaking of the Doomsday group, I hate them so much. They sound stupid, read stupid, and still find ways to mess with Max and the Flock's happiness... so basically, they're on my bad side and I don't see that ending anytime soon.
Final opinion: a weak story with moments of interesting plot, and okay character development (when they're not messing with my Max and Fang and/or making stupid decisions because they can't swallow their pride).
About the Book
Title: Maximum Ride: School’s Out—Forever
Series: Maximum Ride, 2
Author: James Patterson
Genre: YA SciFi
Publisher: Little Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: May 23, 2006
In this eagerly awaited follow-up, the Flock members are taken under the wing of an FBI agent and try to live "normal" lives by going to school, making friends—and continuing their relentless search for their parents.
But the Erasers return, forcing the Flock to abandon their search and make their escape once again. The voice inside Max's head keeps telling her that it's up to her to save the world, but this is especially challenging to do when she is faced with her ultimate match: a newer and better version of herself, Maximum Ride II.
Max's heart-stopping quest to investigate the mind-blowing mystery of her ultimate destiny continues in the scariest, strangest, and funniest James Patterson novel yet.
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