Maximum Ride is an unforgettable 14-year-old girl with a way-out-of-control, hilariously sarcastic attitude. But who can blame her with everything she has on her shoulders, including a pair of 13-foot wings?
Max spent the first part of her life locked in a cage, undergoing cruel tests and horrid experiments after evil scientists fused bird DNA onto her human genes. The results produced a super-human hybrid that can soar high into the clouds. Then, with the help of a sympathetic scientist named Jeb, Max and the other bird hybrid kids escaped the evil organization. On the run ever since, Fang, Iggy, Nudge, the Gasman and Angel look to Max for leadership, protection, guidance and even a bit of affection. All of them miss not having real parents to love. All except Max, who recently discovered the identity of her biological mother.
Max is thrilled with her mother and half-sister, and loves the chance to visit in between running from evil bad guys and trying to save the world under extreme conditions. When Max’s mom asks her and the flock to do an air show to promote a new environmental group called Coalition to Stop the Madness (CSM), the flock is glad to help. Even though security is hired for the event, how can mere humans protect six amazing bird/kid hybrids? During the show, a sniper takes a shot at Max. Thanks to Angel’s sensitive receptors for danger, she pulls Max out of the line of fire just in time. But in the process of retaliation, they discover a new threat of robot/human soldiers, one with a pistol connected to his arm instead of a hand. And Mr. Chu is the evil scientist behind it. To get Max’s attention, he kidnaps her mom.
A video message from Mr. Chu reveals a clue that leads them to believe that Max’s mom is being held hostage on a submarine. The flock rushes to Hawaii to request the aid of the Navy. Aboard a Navy submarine, they face new fears (extreme claustrophobia) and new monsters (humongous, unidentifiable creatures in the ocean depths). It’s hard for