This is only the first of many books in the Maximum Ride series. Most of them focus on Max as the protagonist, but at least one other character, Fang, has his own book. I was able to read quite a few very quickly before it started to feel repetitive (from an adult perspective), but I've noticed that most teens who read the first one go through most of the series, including those who don't really like reading or don't know what to read. There are a lot of interesting concepts, and that makes up for characters who may feel a little static.
I strongly recommend this book and the series for all readers, although it might appeal more to those in lower high school grades. People who like a lot of action or who get bored easily will like these, also.