that moving to a new town just in
time to start middle school when you
are perfect bully bait is less than
ideal. But he gets a great
consolation prize in Maxi--a gentle
giant of a dog who the family
quickly discovers is deaf. Timminy
is determined to do all he can to
help Maxi--after all, his parents
didn't return him because he was a
runt. But when the going gets rough
for Timminy, who spends a little too
much time getting shoved into
lockers at school, Maxi ends up
being the one to help him--along
with their neighbor, Abby, who
doesn't let her blindness define her
and bristles at Timminy's "poor-me"
attitude. It turns out there's more
to everyone than what's on the
surface, whether it comes to Abby,
Maxi, or even Timminy himself. (Sunshine
State Young Readers Award Books
|SUBJECTS: Dogs -- Fiction.
Friendship -- Fiction.
Middle schools -- Fiction.
Schools -- Fiction.
Size -- Fiction.