"I'm not stubborn; I'm right!” -James Patterson
Hey guys, I'm back. Today's book review will be another Maximum Ride book! Max, as the book is called, is the 5th book in the series. I have reviewed the last book as well. Like the rest of the books, it was written by James Patterson. Max was first published on March 16, 2009. It was the #1 New York Times Bestseller, and was nominated for the Carnegie Medal in 2016. Stay tuned 'till the end of the review, because I have an important question to ask you... and some SUPER cool news to share.
A while after Max comes back, Dr. Martinez is suddenly kidnapped. They are sent video tapes from her captors, and they suggest that she is being held somewhere off the coast of Hawaii. This is unusually close to a place where millions of fish have been dying without cause. Max (the character) and the Flock decide to go off in search of Dr. Martinez.
Will they be able to find Dr. Martinez before it's too late? Or will she and the Flock suffer the same fate as the fish? And what exactly is going on between Fang and Max...? 😏
a. Continue to review the four remaining books. (Drawback: You'll have to wait a while for each review, and I want to review some new books.)
b. Move on from MR to some other books. (Drawback: I won't get to do my cool idea for the review of the last book-- and you'll never know what it is.)
c. Your own idea. (eg. Skip ahead to the last book, Move on but do the remaining books between other books, etc.)
Maximum Ride is OFFICIALLY being turned into a web series! Yes, that's right. Maximum Ride was in the plans for a movie way back in 2010. It was then postponed until 2014, because the director, Catherine Hardwicke (director of Twilight) wanted the script rewritten. However, she ended up quitting as director. She was replaced by Don Payne, but unfortunately he died at 48 due to bone cancer. :'(
So now, the movie plans have been put on permanent hiatus. However, the idea of Maximum Ride brought to life has been renewed... just not in movie form. The books will be made into a Youtube web series by Collective Digital Studios, meaning that anyone can watch them. James Patterson hasn't revealed much... but so far, we do know that Jenna Mourney-- a.k.a. Jenna Marbles!-- will be an executive producer. On the Maximum Ride Forever official website (be careful going there if you haven't read the other books yet-- there may be spoilers!), it was stated on May 4, 2015 that the series is in the works and will be released soon. Also, James Patterson posted on January 2, 2016 on his Facebook:
- Patterson, James. Max: A Maximum Ride Novel. New York: Little, Brown, 2009. Print.