Super Max and the Mystery of Thornwood's Revenge
Super Max and the Mystery of Thornwood's Revenge
Super Max and the Mystery of Thornwood's Revenge
Susan Vaught
“An excellent addition to middle grade shelves, with a differently-abled main character that readers will root for.” —School Library Journal “Vaught makes Max the brash, bold star of the book, exchanging stereotypes and sympathy cards for a well-drawn character whose disability is part of who she is but not her complete identity; hopefully Max will roll ahead as the advance guard of a literary cadre.” —BCCB Parents’ Choice Recommended It’s going to take more than a knack for electronics and a supercharged wheelchair for twelve-year-old Max to investigate a haunted mansion in Edgar Award–winning author Susan Vaught’s latest middle grade mystery.Max has always been a whiz with electronics (just take a look at her turbo-charged wheelchair). But when a hacker starts a slanderous Facebook page for her grandpa, Max isn’t sure she has the skills to take him down. The messages grow increasingly sinister, and Max fears that this is more than just a bad joke. Here’s the thing: Max has grown up in the shadow of Thornwood Manor, an abandoned mansion that is rumored to be haunted by its original owner, Hargrove Thornwood. It is said that his ghost may be biding his time until he can exact revenge on the town of Blue Creek. Why? Well, it’s complicated. To call him a jerk would be an understatement. When the hacking escalates, suddenly it looks to Max like this could really be Thornwood’s Revenge. If it is, these messages are just the beginning—and the town could be in danger.

Book Details


  • Adventure
  • Fiction
  • Mystery
  • Paranormal

Age Level: 

  • 8 - 12
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Susan Vaught’s mystery thriller, Super Max and the Mystery of Thornwood’s Revenge, is the adventure of Maxine Brennan, a disabled but spunky girl living with her grandfather, AKA Toppy, in Blue Creek, Tennessee. Life is all good, until a hacker starts targeting Toppy. At first, everyone thinks it’s just someone being nasty and trying to make him look bad, but when things start getting crazier and the threats begin to get more malevolent, even to the point of potentially hurting people, Max tries, along with her friends, to get to the bottom of it.

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