Maxi's Secrets by Lynn Plourde was an absolute gem, not just in the eyes of a middle school dog lover, but for all ages. The story is about a 5th grade boy named Timminy, who is faced with the challenge of a new school and new students to poke fun at his height. Fortunately for Timminy, not long after the boxes are all unpacked a great white pyrenees named Maxi bounds her way into his life. However, there's much more to Maxi than meets the eye. Only after a few close calls does Timminy and his family realize how special Maxi really is. Their big ball of fuzz is deaf. Maxi's secrets is a book that has surprising depth and likable characters.
Readers beware, this book might make you tear up, but aren't the best books the ones that cause you to really feel? Those that make you experience genuine emotions as you flip the pages? Maxi's secrets also teaches valuable lessons about self perseverance and to not judge a book by it's cover. I highly recommend this book for those who seek a good book that'll eat up their free time. Maxi's secrets is a novel I won't be forgetting anytime soon.