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Tuesday 20 April 2021

Review: Hawk

Strap yourself in for a breathtaking new adventure in this latest instalment of the James Patterson Maximum Ride series.

The apocalypse may be over, but the threat to mankind is still very real.

Ten years ago, a girl with wings saved the world from annihilation – these days that girl is nothing more than a fading legend. Fifteen year old Hawk knows the legend but not much else.

Having grown up in the poverty stricken City of the Dead, surviving each day is a challenge. 

Hawk doesn’t even remember her real name, the only thing she does remember is her parents telling her to wait on a particular street corner for them to return – they never did.

Hawk manages to survive by living with a group of teenagers in the McCallum Children’s home. Their main aim is to avoid being captured for science experiments.

When soldiers come in the middle of the night – Hawk escapes only to be attacked by a group of chung bent on revenge. Unveiling her wings for the first time, Hawk escapes to a friend’s house. Upon returning to the Children’s home, Clete is the only one who managed to remain hidden and avoid capture.

Together they make a plan to rescue their friends. When they encounter a mystery man he reveals snippets of Hawk’s past – can it be true? How can she trust what he says?

One thing is for certain – someone is coming for Hawk but it isn’t a rescue, it’s an execution.

Title: Hawk
Author: James Patterson & Gabrielle Charbonnet
Publisher: Penguin Random House Australia, $14.99
Publication Date: 19 January 2021
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781529120004
For ages: 14+
Type: Young Adult Fiction