book is about six characters named Max, Fang, Iggy, Nudge, Gasman
and Angel. They were created as an experiment. They
ended up 98% human and 2% bird- and oh yes - they also had
wings. This experiment took place in a science lab/prison
called the School.
There was also another experiment done at
the School. This one resulted in characters that are part
human and part wolf. They look human but are capable of
turning into wolf men, complete with fur, fangs and claws.
They are called the Erasers. The School used the Erasers as
guards, police and executioners.
One day, Angel had an idea -
to pick strawberries. The Erasers attacked the group and
kidnapped Angel. Max was just heartbroken. Since she was
the oldest, she felt it was her responsibility to take care of
everyone and now her beloved Angel was gone.
her family are determined to get Angel back. They set a plan
in motion. Fang left the room and returned with some
papers. When Gasman asked him what the papers contained, Fang
answered, "map". It was a map of the School. The family
hoped they would never have to return to the School but that is
where the Erasers took Angel and this is where they had to return in
order to get Angel back.
Are Max and her family successful at
getting Angel back?
James Patterson has written this book for
"young adult" readers. However, let me be the first to tell
you that this book is mesmerizing for even some of us "older"
readers. The story is a grand adventure and one that you will
enjoy reading. The characters are creatures of James
Patterson's great imagination. His descriptions are very vivid
and we can picture these six (along with their wings) in our
mind. Mr. Patterson also does an excellent job of making
us feel the pain of Max when Angel is kidnapped. This is an
excellent read for young adult readers and the "older folks"
too! Be sure to add this one to your reading
REVIEWED BY NANCY EATON
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PERMISSION OF THE REVIEWER, NANCY