Wednesday, April 6, 2011

SAVING MAX by Antoinette van Heugten


Here is the book trailer for SAVING MAX...enjoy!

There is something I emotionally attach to when a story involves mother-son relationships, since I am a mother to 2 sons. This story is about what a mother would do to protect her son when he is charged with murder. This story has many twists and turns, which keeps you reading. I had a really hard time putting this book down.  I have to warn my readers that there are some very disturbing parts in this book.  This book has an exceptionally shocking ending.  One that you may have to reread to see if you read it correctly.  It was one that left me very disturbed and uneasy, in a good way.  This book made me really think about what it is to be a mother, since every mother does things differently.   What would I do with the information offered on the very last page of this book?  I am still asking myself that question to this day.  It also made me think about what I would be willing to do to protect my children.  The simple answer is...whatever it took.  Let's see if you feel the same way.  Read Saving Max and let me know what you think!

Description of the book....
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.

Saving Max
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