Monday, July 24, 2017

Super Max and the Mystery of Thornwood's Revenge by Susan Vaught

Max spends most of her time sprucing up her wheelchair.  She paints on it, tinkers with the controls to make it go faster, and she pretends she's a super hero.  She knows she's not but we all have own little fantasies and creating great feats in her mind doesn't hurt anyone.  She lives with her grandfather and life is good.  But then things start to go wrong...

Paula Wiseman Books and Edelweiss gave me the opportunity to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published August 29th.

Someone has created a fake Facebook page for her grandfather.  It has all kinds of nasty comments on it.  Soon more social media accounts appear.  All effect her grandpa negatively.  Whoever is posting it is hiding his identity and the comments are antagonizing the town and the mayor.  While Max is worried about that, she also finds out the abandoned mansion behind them has someone in it.  She can see lights over there.  Might it be the one doing the malicious social media assault?

Max has trouble getting around on rough ground but she and her girlfriend do some reconnaissance with her friend's mother.  They get in the house and look around but all they find is a footprint and it's a common sneaker pattern.

As things get weirder and weirder and business websites go down and the bank gets hacked into and loses its money, it appears grandpa may end up being fired.  Then what would Max do?  She doesn't want to live with her mother.  She keeps searching for the bad guy but she's not happy when she finds out who it is.  

I liked this story because Max doesn't let her disability slow her down.  She keeps on going and does what is necessary to survive.  Some people give up.  Not Max.  The author kept me reading and the story ends well for all except the guilty party.  Max and her mom still have some things to work out so there may be more in this series.  I'd read 'em. 

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