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17 March 2008


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I must confess, I read the first Maximum Ride book. And it wasn't so bad (quick read, lots of plot, intriguing characters). So I picked up the second book, you know, to finish up the story. I'd say "mediocre" would be a compliment, but I finished it and got a copy for the library.

Who knows what made me pick up the third book. Probably insomnia-induced insanity. Thankfully I snapped out of it pretty quickly and put the darn thing down. It was not good. At all.

The worst part of it all is that Patterson thinks he's writing good YA books, but he's not. The writing is completely patronizing and the plot is flimsy, at best. Yes, the characters are teens...but that's all the books have going for them. Thankfully teens realize that. Almost all of the readers of the series (at least at our library) are adults.


Same here -- we have all of them, and I think I've checked 'em out maybe twice to teens. The rest of the time, adults have taken them. (And that isn't all that often, especially compared to his other titles.)

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