The book Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment by James Patterson is a fictional story about six children; Max, Fang, Iggy, Nudge, Angel, and Gasman. Instead of being normal teenagers, they have avian genes mixed in with their human ones. They have wings, can fly, and each have their own special abilities. Despite the fact that they are not blood related, they consider themselves a family and gave themselves the nickname "the flock" with Max as their leader. At the beginning of the story, the flock was escaping from a laboratory called the School. The "whitecoats" of the School, their nickname for the scientists, created them there. They were tortured and locked up in cages. The scientists would also run painful, cruel, and dangerous experiments on them almost daily.
One of the scientists was named Jeb, and he was kind and sympathetic towards the flock. After gaining their trust, he stole them and escaped with them to a deserted cabin in the mountains. They learned how to fight and defend themselves, and were free to be themselves. However, their happiness was short-lived. The School sent out Erasers, which were humans who could morph into wolf-like creatures. Their main purpose was to bring the flock back or destroy them trying. Before they knew it, they were being chased by the Erasers and Jeb disappeared. The youngest member of the flock, Angel, got captured and brought back to the School. Throughout the rest of the book, the children battle evil and try to rescue their younger "sister" Angel, try to find out about their biological parents, and discover why they were created in the first place.
1. During a fight with one of the Erasers, Max gets shot in her wing. A young girl named Ella and her mother take her in and give her aid. If you were Ella or her mother, would you risk helping despite the fact that she might be dangerous?
2. When Angel was captured, the flock knew that she was brought back to the School. If you were a member of the flock, would you try to save her even if it meant returning to the place you fought so hard to get away from?