In a nutshell: wacky humour, thrilling action, nail-biting suspense and cool raps
From the creator of the hugely popular Dork Diaries comes this new series starring comic-obsessed, wannabe superhero Max Crumbly. One of the great things about Max is his no-nonsense narrative style, here’s the introduction to this story for example: “I knew Middle School was going to be challenging but I never expected to end up dead in a computer lab, wearing a superhero costume with four slices of pizza stuck to my butt.” It’s a good summary and Max continues the story at this pace right up to the cliff-hanger ending, sometimes using rap to make it even bouncier. There are masses of illustrations throughout and the cartoon format suits the story perfectly; reading doesn’t get any faster. The story will satisfy its readers thoroughly and Max looks set to give Dork diarist Nikki a run for her money.
Meet Max Crumbly, the NEW dork on the block, in the second instalment of a brand new series from Rachel Renee Russell, the author of the phenomenal Dork Diaries series - now with over 36 million copies in print worldwide!
When we last left our hero, Max Crumbly, he had crash-landed on top of a Mighty Meat Monster pizza after taking a late night tumble through the vents at South Ridge Middle School - and he was completely surrounded by three ruthless criminals! Will Max be shredded to bits like mozzarella cheese on the hard and crunchy pizza crust of doom? Can his friend and sidekick, computer whiz Erin, help get him out of this sticky situation alive? Perfect for fans of Dork Diaries, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Tom Gatesand James Patterson's Middle School series.
Kids love to read and so in addition to the review by one of the Lovereading4kids editorial experts some of our Lovereading4kids Reader Review Panel members were also lucky enough to read and review Book one in the series, Locker Hero. Click here to read their full reviews.
`If you like Tom Gates, Diary of a Wimpy Kid and, of course, Dork Diaries you'll love this!' The Sun
|Publication date:||8th February 2018|
|Author:||Rachel Renee Russell|
|Publisher:||Simon & Schuster Childrens Books an imprint of Simon & Schuster Ltd|
|Suitable for:||7+ readers, 9+ readers|
|Recommendations:||Reluctant Readers, eBooks|
|Other Categories:||Books for Boys, Reviewed by Children|
Rachel Renée Russell is an attorney who prefers writing children's books to legal briefs (mainly because books are a lot more fun and pyjamas and bunny slippers aren't allowed in court). She has raised two daughters and lived to tell about it. Dork Diaries was her debut novel and there are now over ten books in the internationally bestselling series which has appeared on the NYT bestseller top ten non-stop for over a year, and which has over 19 million copies in print worldwide. Her new book The Misadventures of Max Crumbly was published in June 2016. Rachel lives ...More About Rachel Renee Russell