Maxi's Secrets: (or what you can learn from a dog)
- Publish Date: 2016-08-23
- Binding: Hardcover
- Author: Lynn Plourde
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 Maxiâa gentle giant of a dog who the family quickly discovers is deaf. Timminy is determined to do all he can to help Maxiâafter 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 himâalong with their neighbor, Abby, who doesnât let her blindness define her and bristles at Timminyâs âpoor-meâ attitude. It turns out thereâs more to everyone than whatâs on the surface, whether it comes to Abby, Maxi, or even Timminy himself.