Don't miss this gripping, emotional prequel to the hit Netflix series, Stranger Things! The never-before-told backstory of the beloved Dig Dug maven, Max Mayfield, written by New York Times bestselling author Brenna Yovanoff.
This must-read novel, based on the hit Netflix series, Stranger Things, explores Max's past--the good and the bad--as well as how she came to find her newfound sense of home in Hawkins, Indiana.
Stranger Things: Runaway Max Brenna Yovanoff Random House Books for Young Readers, 2019 Source: My Own Bookshelf
Well, Runaway Max was terrible.
I didn't feel like I learned anything new about her or her family. This book was basically season 2 of Stranger Things from Max's point of view with some memories from California thrown in, too. The most interesting scenes weren't even written in a compelling way - it was just a summary. How can you make season 2 boring??? I was especially disappointed because I love Brenna Yovanoff as an author. I like to think that the publisher was rushing to get Runaway Max out, and that is why it had such low quality. (There were so many copyediting errors, too!)
I liked the other Stranger Things books, but Runaway Max definitely can be skipped.