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Maximum Ride 3: Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports

By Matt Berman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Flabby finale to senseless yet exciting series.

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age 10+

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age 10+

What Happened?

The last book in this series, while trying to be perfect for all ages made itself unreadable for all ages. How they end up SAVING the world is utterly ridiculous, only a small child would find it entertaining, but at the same time the relationships and violence would make that child uneasy throughout most of the book. It was like he gave up on writing WELL.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (1 ):
Kids say (34 ):

To his catalog of empty thrills and nearly plotless to-ing and fro-ing, author James Patterson adds something new -- a series of pointless plot twists. The long-awaited climax turns out to be pretty much a joke and doesn't even succeed in tying up the loose ends.

The book's ending suggests the author is hoping to continue the series (at the end of the second book, he actually asked readers to vote on it). Well, for an utterly pointless series that makes no sense at all, that, at least, makes perfect sense. When you're making tons of money, why stop?

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