Maximum Ride, named herself after a famous astronaunt. She wasn't named by her parents at birth because Max wasn't given birth to. She was a test tube baby, a genetically made child. But Max and her friends aren't all human, they are 98% human and 2% bird. After excaping the "school" where Max was "born" with Fang, Izzy, Gazzy, Angel and Jeb, Jeb goes missing and they are forced to think the worst. One day while outside, the five are ambushed by Erasers, evil creations maade by the school to kill them, and they kidnap Angel, the youngest of the 5. This sends the flock, as they like to call themeselves, on a chase back to the school that they had been avoiding for years to save one of their own.