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The Final Warning (Maximum Ride, Bk 4)
The Final Warning - Maximum Ride, Bk 4
Author: James Patterson
FIRST SHE WAS WATCHED. — In this breathtaking new story from the astonishing imagination of James Patterson, a girl has to save herself from an army assembled just to capture her - and maybe save the planet while she's at it. — THEN SHE WAS THREATENED. — Maximum Ride is a perfectly normal teenager who just happens to be able to fly, the result of a...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780446194051
ISBN-10: 0446194050
Publication Date: 1/27/2009
Pages: 400
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

3.9 stars, based on 148 ratings
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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daredevilgirl013 avatar reviewed The Final Warning (Maximum Ride, Bk 4) on + 746 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 6
I gotta say, I am really disappointed with this book. Unlike the other books, this one is not packed full of action and adventure, instead it's like Al Gore wrote the book to explain to us the dangers of global warming. There's hardly any action until the end if you can even call it that. I only kept reading the story because you already know the flock pretty well and it's just like reading a boring part of a diary but you keep reading because it's something you don't know, and you keep hoping the next page will get better. What happened to James' ability to keep the series as great as it used to be..I'm not sure. I know he said he would make this into a 12 book series, but if he's going to keep writing books in the series like this one, I don't see any point in reading them anymore.

Bring back the flock I knew and loved and then I'll pick up the next book when it comes out.
KMmommy avatar reviewed The Final Warning (Maximum Ride, Bk 4) on + 3 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
I absolutely LOVE the Maximum Ride series, and had been anxiously awaiting this latest addition. I even pre-ordered the book before it was released. Unfortunately, after having read it...its not even close to being as good as the other novels before it. Another reader described this novel as being more like an editorial from James Patterson concerning his views about Global Warming - with a few familiar Maximum Ride characters thrown in just to make it seem fictional. That sums it up! I forced myself to finsh the book only out of loyalty to the series.
ballth avatar reviewed The Final Warning (Maximum Ride, Bk 4) on
Helpful Score: 4
I don't normally write reviews, but this one had to be written. I've read every Maximum Ride book written so far. "When The Wind Blows" and "The Lake House" were awesome!! When I began the "Maximum Ride" series, I wasn't sure I would like it because I fell in love with the characters in the first two books. As the Max Ride series progressed however, I began to thoroughly enjoy the 'new' characters and looked forward to each new book with anticipation.
Believe me, I am a huge James Patterson fan and I am always picking up another of his books as soon as I finish one. So, when "The Final Warning" came out I was anxious to get my hands on it and read it. Unfortunately, all the other reviews on PaperBackSwap are true. Mr. Patterson sadly used an enjoyable series and lovable characters to preach a sermon to a captive audience. Regardless of your opinion about global warming, it should not have been forced upon readers under such pretenses as "A Maximum Ride Novel".
Sorry James! I do love your books and as stated earlier, I'm a huge fan, but this book was substandard, in my humble opinion.
reviewed The Final Warning (Maximum Ride, Bk 4) on
Helpful Score: 2
when I bought this book I was disappointed, I loved the first three books in the seres because of the nonstop action but this book had more about global warming and protecting the environment then action. It also seemed that Patterson was making to much of an effort to make the book "child friendly", sometimes it seemed like the editors changed the original words to ones that were more kid friendly. however there still was action and max had as much attitude as ever (but allot less cursing) so it's worth a read but it will never compare to the first three Maximum Ride books.
reviewed The Final Warning (Maximum Ride, Bk 4) on + 17 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
The book doesn't follow the story line as well as previous ones in this series. Patterson uses it as a platform to relate 'his' issues on global warming.
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lrodddock08 avatar reviewed The Final Warning (Maximum Ride, Bk 4) on
4th book in the series, a great, funny read with new developements and a surprising twist in the series.
reviewed The Final Warning (Maximum Ride, Bk 4) on
Although I believe geared towards more of the teen reader...I really enjoyed it. I have read all in the series, and this was one that I couldn't put down till the end. :)
bothrootes avatar reviewed The Final Warning (Maximum Ride, Bk 4) on + 207 more book reviews
I did not think this book was as good as the previous Maximum Ride books. It was rather redundent and more of a "green" (environmental) advertisement than a good read. I think I'll skip the next one.
busterboomer avatar reviewed The Final Warning (Maximum Ride, Bk 4) on + 96 more book reviews
This was a waterdowned version in this series---not as exciting as the previous three.
reviewed The Final Warning (Maximum Ride, Bk 4) on + 2 more book reviews
I've been reading this series since...gosh, before the third book came out. As much as I love the characters, I stopped buying the books because of the author's sudden, jarring use of the Flock as his personal soapbox against global warming and how IT'S GOING TO KILL YOU TOMORROW!!1!.

I read for fun, not to be preached at. It gets somewhat better after this, but be warned, fans: the Flock's story is, from this book on, all about facing new (crappy) villains, saving the world through helping starving children in Africa, and a massive romance plot that I won't spoil but you can probably guess.

I'll say it more clearly: THERE IS SO MORE STRUGGLING TO SCRAPE TOGETHER A LIFE FOR THEMSELVES. Sure, it's great for them, but...I kind of miss them pre-Final Warning.

I'm still reading the rest, and I'd encourage other fans to get it from the library or here...just don't pay full price until you're sure you're satisfied with the new direction.
reviewed The Final Warning (Maximum Ride, Bk 4) on
Great book! My 12 yr old and I both loved this series
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Love this book.

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