MAXIMUM RIDE: SCHOOL'S OUT FOREVER

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In the second installment of Patterson's sci-fi YA series, 14-year- old Max and her flock -- five other "human-avian hybrid" bird kids -- take to the skies to find their parents and save the world. A stay at an idyllic Virginia estate, a detour to Disney World and to-the-death battles with the human-wolf hybrid Erasers are all in a day's work for the high-flying kids.

Younger teens will love this fast-paced and exciting adventure. Max is well drawn, but the other kids aren't as distinct. (May, 409 pp., $16.99, ISBN: 0316155594, 12 and up, HC)
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Colleen Cusick