Maxi's Secrets by Lynn Plourde
(or what you can learn from a dog)

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See 1 Critic Review

Though purposive, this earnest boy-and-his-dog tale makes a strong case for Secret No. 11: "There's nothing so bad in the world that dog kisses won't make it better."
-Kirkus

Synopsis

When a BIG, lovable, does-it-her-way dog wiggles her way into the heart of a loudmouth pipsqueak of a boy, wonderful things happen that help him become a bigger, better person. With its diverse cast, authentic narrator, and perfect blend of spot-on middle-grade humor, drama, and wisdom, this powerful debut is relatable, funny, bittersweet, and full of heart.
 
Timminy knows that moving to a new town just in time to start middle school when you are perfect bully bait is less than ideal. But he gets a great consolation prize in Maxi—a gentle giant of a dog who the family quickly discovers is deaf. Timminy is determined to do all he can to help Maxi—after all, his parents didn't return him because he was a runt. But when the going gets rough for Timminy, who spends a little too much time getting shoved into lockers at school, Maxi ends up being the one to help him—along with their neighbor, Abby, who doesn’t let her blindness define her and bristles at Timminy’s “poor-me” attitude. It turns out there’s more to everyone than what’s on the surface, whether it comes to Abby, Maxi, or even Timminy himself.
 

About Lynn Plourde

See more books from this Author
Lynn Plourde (www.lynnplourde.com) lives in Winthrop, Maine.Thor Wickstrom lives in Hancock, Massachusetts.
 
Published August 23, 2016 by Nancy Paulsen Books. 265 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.
Add Critic Review

Critic reviews for Maxi's Secrets
All: 1 | Positive: 1 | Negative: 0

Kirkus

Above average
on May 14 2016

Though purposive, this earnest boy-and-his-dog tale makes a strong case for Secret No. 11: "There's nothing so bad in the world that dog kisses won't make it better."

Read Full Review of Maxi's Secrets: (or what you ... | See more reviews from Kirkus
×