Maximum Ride

series of fantasy young adult novels by James Patterson

Maximum Ride is a science fiction/fantasy series written by the award-winning American author, James Patterson, starting from April 19, 2005 and continuing to the present. Right now, there are six titles in the series:

  • The Angel Experiment
  • School's Out - Forever
  • Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports
  • The Final Warning
  • Max: A Maximum Ride Novel
  • Fang: A Maximum Ride Novel

Each of the novels in the series has reached #1 on the New York Times Best Seller list.[1]

The series focuses on six kids who are 98% human and 2% avian, Max, Fang, Iggy, Nudge, Gasman and Angel (also known as the Flock) who must escape from evil mad scientists from "The School". They are being hunted down by Erasers who are a human-wolf mix. The Flock works towards protecting the world from ruling by strange figures, who have also shown an interest in their capture.

In January 2007 it was announced that a movie would be made based on the Maximum Ride series. The producer will be Avi Arad, one of the producers of Spider-Man, X-Men and other Marvel movies.[2] In an interview with James Patterson, it was told Arad has already planned out the first two movies.[3] On August 7, 2008, it was announced that Columbia Pictures bought the screen rights to the franchise, and that Don Payne would write the screenplay.[4] The release date of the movie is 2010.[5]


  1. Laura B. Weiss (2006-05-31). "James Patterson Talks about Writing for Kids". School Library Journal. Retrieved 2007-08-21. Check date values in: |date= (help)
  2. Maximum Ride - The Film
  3. "Books : Maximum Ride - The Official James Patterson Web Site".
  4. "Columbia takes 'Maximum Ride' - Entertainment News, Film News, Media - Variety".
  5. "Performance-capture films slated - Entertainment News, Los Angeles, Media - Variety".

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