The library will be closed this Saturday for Christmas Eve, but the book drop will be available for returns.
Rachel Renee Russell is the author of the popular Dork Diaries series about middle school student Nicki Maxwell and all the crazy fun adventures she gets into just trying to navigate school and life. After thirteen books in that series she has finally started another series, this time with a boy in the main character spot: Max Crumbly. The first in the series is The Misadventures of Max Crumbly, Locker Hero.
Max’s books are written in the style of a journal with lined pages, a handwriting style typeface, and sketches included, making this somewhat thick book read rather quickly. We are introduced to Max as he is writing what he is sure is his last will and testament from inside his locker, after the local bully stuffed him there at the beginning of the school day. He describes his middle school life in short chapters, from borrowing the collectible superhero comic book from his Dad, missing the bus, getting stuffed in his locker, and then on to why he’s so into superheroes. Max has already tried to put together a superhero outfit with little success thanks to a bossy older sister and a little brother trying to copy everything Max does. Meanwhile, will Max ever get out of his locker? It takes nearly half the book to find out, but after busting out Max’s crazy day isn’t over yet!
You can get the book reviewed here, which was The Misadvetures of Max Crumbly, Locker Hero by Rachel Renee Russell, and more great titles to watch, read, listen to, or play with at the Port Library at 1718 N. Hersey in Beloit. This is director Rachel Malay, saying “Thanks for checking us out!”