Thursday, October 27, 2011

Saving Max [Review]

Saving Max

376 Pages
Published 28 Sept 2011

Max Parkman—autistic and whip-smart, emotionally fragile and aggressive—is perfect in his mother's eyes. Until he's accused of murder.
Attorney Danielle Parkman knows her teenage son Max's behavior has been getting worse—using drugs and lashing out. But she can't accept the diagnosis she receives at a top-notch adolescent psychiatric facility that her son is deeply disturbed. Dangerous.
Until she finds Max, unconscious and bloodied, beside a patient who has been brutally stabbed to death.
Trapped in a world of doubt and fear, barred from contacting Max, Danielle clings to the belief that her son is innocent. But has she, too, lost touch with reality? Is her son really a killer?
With the justice system bearing down on them, Danielle steels herself to discover the truth, no matter what it is. She'll do whatever it takes to find the killer and to save her son from being destroyed by a system that's all too eager to convict him.
My Thoughts:
Up until Part 3 of the book, I wasn't entirely sure I liked the book at all. Danielle, Max's mom, is one of the most annoying main characters in any books I've ever read.

The ending - giant cliffhanger - usually would've frustrated me to no end. But I thought it was quite fitting. It was a solid end to a book I wouldn't necessarily call solid.

I docked a star because of the style it was written and the countless Apple endorsements.
It was an easy read and I don't think it was necessarily a waste of my time to read. This was my Clamhouse Book Club October read :)
Previous Review:
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (HP #7) by JK Rowling [here]
Currently Reading:
Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder (#1) by Joanne Fluke


Heather said...

I think this one would make me sad! Was it a sad book?

Victoria said...

ha i hate annoying characters,they drive me batty. i am still interested in reading this one though :)

happy friday!