Monday, September 5, 2016
Diary of a Maxed-out Kid by Max Candee
Set in Russia, in 1983, Max is a seventh grader, who along with his best friend Alex and others, are dealing with an 8th grade bully named Tolik, who has claimed ownership of what soon becomes the only soccer field in the area when a building is constructed in the field they used to play in. In addition, Max finds that Alex likes Tanya, the same girl that he likes. The story is well written, funny, and all around, a great read. I think that middle grade kids will enjoy it a lot. I received this book free to review from Netgalley and I highly recommend it.