Anyway*: *A Story About Me with 138 Footnotes, 27 Exaggerations, and 1 Plate of Spaghetti

Anyway*: *A Story About Me with 138 Footnotes, 27 Exaggerations, and 1 Plate of Spaghetti

by Arthur Salm
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Anyway*: *A Story About Me with 138 Footnotes, 27 Exaggerations, and 1 Plate of Spaghetti by Arthur Salm


Max is a good kid- except when he doesn’t want to be. When his parents take him to a boring family camp for a few weeks over the summer, he takes the opportunity to reinvent himself as “Mad Max”—daring, cool, and fearless. But when he gets back home and finds himself among his old friends, he finds that being fearless is much harder with friends than with strangers. And besides, he really hurt people as Mad Max. Can he stay fearless without being bad?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781442429307
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
Publication date: 05/01/2012
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 5.82(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.75(d)
Lexile: 730L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author


Arthur Salm is a former book review editor and columnist for the San Diego Union-Tribune. He lives in San Diego, California, with his wife, daughter, dog, and two cats.

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Anyway*: *A Story About Me with 138 Footnotes, 27 Exaggerations, and 1 Plate of Spaghetti 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought this book at 7pm and started reading it in the car on the way home. I could not put it down and only stopped because it was my bedtime. I am the same age as the main character and loved the book - it was funny, interesting and exciting. I really liked the footnotes too. I bought the book for my best friend's birthday and he loves it too. I wanted it to be longer so the book wouldn't end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Finally a new adventurous character to be fascinated by and wish to identify with! Arthur Salm's Max made me remember why I loved to read Tom Sawyer, Huck Finn, Lord of the Flies and all the other great stories featuring a genuine and free-willed character. Anyway* is a new American classic! Seriously!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book's storyline wasn't that interesting. I had to read this for my school because it was a lyrc awards book. The character was not extremely smart, meanwhile the book hopped through three completely different storylines that made my head spin. The footnotes were also irritable to read, and you got lost without them. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You should get the book!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Remember a time when you could laze away a summer afternoon watching clouds waft by? Just like that, I dropped into my childhood years, floating away a not-a-care-in-the-world Sunday afternoon, immersed in this delightful book! It's a book that all ages can enjoy!
AnnaLermantov More than 1 year ago
This playful, fanciful, imaginative and clever, insightful and funny memoir-for-kids, a coming-of-age novelette is one of the best books I have read. The Footnotes make you break out laughing and keep you utterly engaged. The parents are terrific. I have rarely seen in this age group of books how well parents are captured as in "anyway." They are from the eyes of the kid, how parents are, how they behave, how they are over-heard, how they are listened to, or not, how what they say and pass on-is remembered. The book is a great read, I could not put it down, could not wait to keep reading it. It flowed perfectly and endlessly. In fact, I did not want it to end and one reason is that I so liked Max. He was likeable and real, funny and smart. Neat. The book made me laugh. It made me happy. It is indeed, a must read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Looks good. I think I'll try it.
Mom_Reader More than 1 year ago
This book is such a relief from all the vampires and violence– and it's hilarious. The characters ring true and the asides and funny stories in the footnotes had me laughing out loud. Love it!