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The Misadventures of Max Crumbly 1 : Locker Hero
by Rachel Renee Russell and Nikki Russell and Erin Russell


Overview - A brand-new series from #1 "New York Times" bestselling Dork Diaries author Rachel Renee Russell Introducing Max Crumbly
Max Crumbly is about to face the scariest place he s ever been: South Ridge Middle School.
There s a lot that s great about his new school, but there s also one big problem Doug, the school bully whose hobby is stuffing Max in his locker.
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Overview
A brand-new series from #1 "New York Times" bestselling Dork Diaries author Rachel Renee Russell Introducing Max Crumbly
Max Crumbly is about to face the scariest place he s ever been: South Ridge Middle School.
There s a lot that s great about his new school, but there s also one big problem Doug, the school bully whose hobby is stuffing Max in his locker.
If only Max could be like the hero in his favorite comics. Unfortunately, Max s uncanny, almost superhuman ability to smell pizza from a block away won t exactly save any lives or foil bad guys.
But that doesn t mean Max won t do his best to be the hero his school needs "

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781481460019
  • ISBN-10: 1481460013
  • Publisher: Aladdin
  • Publish Date: June 2016
  • Page Count: 320
  • Reading Level: Ages 9-12

Series: Misadventures of Max Crumbly #1

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Books > Juvenile Fiction > Comics & Graphic Novels - General
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Humorous Stories
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Social Themes - Friendship

 
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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2016-05-30
  • Reviewer: Staff

Russell returns to the journal-style format of her bestselling Dork Diaries series as she introduces a hapless, comics-loving boy named Max who recounts many of his woes while stuck inside his school locker. Featuring the same doll-like black-and-white cartooning style and lined-paper backgrounds of the Dork Diaries books, the story strikes an awkward balance between slice-of-life underdog problems and over-the-top plot developments, shifting into the latter after Max escapes his locker and attempts to live out his superhero fantasies by foiling thieves who have infiltrated the school. Unfortunately, the book's comedy is forced and often misses the mark, weighed down by tired catchphrases ("Don't get it twisted!"; "That was just wrong on so many levels!") and gross-out gags, such as when Max imagines peeing on school bully Doug "Thug" Thurston in a fight-or-flight response. Early on, Max cautions that those who don't like "comic book cliffhangers" may not want to continue, but that caveat may not prepare readers for just how unsatisfyingly and abruptly Russell concludes her story. Ages 9–13. Agent: Daniel Lazar, Writers House. (June)

 
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