I was shocked when I saw how underrated this book was on this website. I loved the book so much I read the whole 400 pages in a day. The violence it nothing too serious unless you're a really touchy kinda person that can't handle 'bruised, scratches, nose bleed, cracked rib...' because there's not much more than that other than the 'broken neck' of a dead enemy. Max is a positive role model throughout the book, demonstrating protectiveness primarily of her 'family'- the Flock- as she risks her life to save Angel and makes decisions for the better of the Flock rather than herself, even hinting once that she had a plan in which they would all get out and be free except her, and that that was okay because her family would be safe. However, she doesn't only protect the Flock. Less than halfway into the book she again risks her life to defend a young girl, Ella, and while Ella gets away unharmed she suffers a bullet wound. The only use of bad language is 'crap', something I wouldn't even consider a swear word, and references to other bad language, such as Max's resolution to watch her language after hearing Angel 'cussing like a sailor'. The story is well written and I liked the very short chapters, about as short as half a page and long as three mostly. The only faults I found were :
1. it was never explained how the Flock got their food and clothing if nobody knew about them and they had no money and nobody living with them
2. How come nobody knew about them from the School if Jeb, their previous 'carer' who had supposedly been killed, had taken them? Why hadn't he just said where they were rather than waiting however many years it was to get them? Why did he get them out of the School in the first place?
3. Throughout the book and rest of the series the Flock always beat Erasers and other enemies in attack, so how come they lost so easily to them in the beginning of the book? I think at least a few Erasers should've been knocked out in that fight, because it made the Flock look pathetic that they so easily took Angel and it was almost laughable afterwards that they didn't lose once (although Fang does get badly injured at one point).