Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Happy Birthday Mr. Patterson!

It's James Patterson's birthday.  While Mr. Patterson is primarily an adult author, he does have a few offerings for teenagers.  Here are the ones we have:

The Maximum Ride Series
Book 1: The Angel Experiment - Maximum Ride, better known as Max, knows what it's like to soar above the world. She and all the members of the "flock"--Fang, Iggy, Nudge, Gasman and Angel--are just like ordinary kids--only they have wings and can fly. It may seem like a dream come true to some, but their lives can morph into a living nightmare at any time...like when Angel, the youngest member of the flock, is kidnapped and taken back to the "School" where she and the others were experimented on by a crew of wack jobs. Her friends brave a journey to blazing hot Death Valley, CA, to save Angel, but soon enough, they find themselves in yet another nightmare--this one involving fighting off the half-human, half-wolf "Erasers" in New York City. Whether in the treetops of Central Park or in the bowels of the Manhattan subway system, Max and her adopted family take the ride of their lives. Along the way Max discovers from her old friend and father-figure Jeb--now her betrayed and greatest enemy--that her purpose is save the world--but can she?

2: School's Out - Forever 
3: Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports 
4: The Final Warning 
5: Max 
6: Fang 
7: Angel 
8: Nevermore
9: Maximum Ride Forever 
(graphic novels also available)

The Witch & Wizard Series
Book 1: Witch & Wizard - A sister and brother, along with thousands of young people, have been kidnapped and either thrown in prison or turned up missing after accusations of witchcraft were made against them, and the ruling regime will do anything in order to suppress life and liberty, music and books.

2: The Gift 
3: The Fire 
4: The Kiss 
5: The Lost 

The Confessions Series
Book 1: Confessions of a Murder Suspect - Tandy Angel is, along with her brothers, a suspect in their parents' murder but having grown up under Malcolm and Maud Angel's perfectionist demands, Tandy decides she must clear the family name no matter what.

2: The Private School Murders 
3: The Paris Mysteries 
4: The Murder of an Angel 

Standalone novel:
Homeroom Diaries - Seventeen-year-old Margaret "Cuckoo" Clark keeps a journal detailing the trials and tribulations of high school life as she and her close-knit group of outcast friends try to break down the barriers between their school's "warring nations."

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