My youngest daughter and I were browsing though Netgalley to look for a book to review. The cover of the Dead Max Comix Book 1: The Deadening by Dana Sullivan immediately caught our eyes. In addition, we got excited to see advance praise given to it by one of our favorite authors, Dav Pilkey! My youngest got super excited about it. It’s a story about a boy named Derrick and his dog Max. Derrick is a 7th grader who is also an aspiring cartoonist. Max dies unexpectedly, but he returns as a ghost to follow Derrick and help guide him with his middle school social situations. We had fun reading it from the beginning to the end. It’s a silly fun story that is perfect for older kids. My daughter and I totally agree with Dav Pilkey’s advance praise, “ Dead Max is drop-dead funny!”, for this graphic novel. We highly recommend this book for kids 10 and up who are about to transition to middle school or already there. Adults can certainly enjoy this book too. Thank you Netgalley and Redchair Press for providing this fun and unique graphic novel to us for review in exchange for our honest opinion. We rate this graphic novel ? ? ? ? ? / 5 ! We loved it so much that we ordered a real copy. Dead Max Comix Book 1: The Deadening is available in stores now. We are now huge fans of Dead Max Comix! We look forward to its sequel Book 2: The Rocking Dead as well!!!!! Can’t wait!
Happy Reading Everyone!