'Patterson knows where our deepest fears are buried... There's no stopping his imagination.'
'Nonstop action carries this page-turner breathlessly from start to finish... Speed, suspense, excitement' Kirkus Reviews
'MAXIMUM RIDE is a fast-paced, action-packed fantasy adventure that children will love' Age, Melbourne 4/6/05
'This skilled and compulsive tale is so involved about kids being brave against the odds' The Sunday Times, 3/7/05
'A fast-moving, thrill-a-minutes, neo future adventure that pits good against evil in a most significant way... It's imaginative, it's exciting, it's touching - but it's also damn scary considering what some scientists are up to already.'
'The characters are so well written that you'll really root for them. It's edge of your seat, thrilling stuff.' 5 Stars.