Max is realistic fiction novel in a third person perspective of Justin Wincott. After the sudden death of Justin's brother, he ends up getting his highly trained war dog. They go on endless adventures and explore, having a loving friendship. No wonder they call dogs man's best friend.
Max takes place in an average neighborhood in the suburbs of Lufkin, Texas in present day. Max and Justin ride along paths through the woods. This book is placed in the season of summer.
Conflict- Character vs. Character
Justin Wincott is a lazy, quiet teenager who hangs out with his best friend, Chuy, a lot, and deals with anger management after the death of his brother. They both love to ride their bikes and play video games. Justin sells games illegally to Chuy's cousin. Even though Justin is inactive, he won't be for long once he gets Max.
Owwwwwww!!! This dumb dog should be dead by now!
Tyler is Justin's older brother's best friend since childhood and his partner in the army. Tyler is one of those kids who act different around adults and kids. He has always picked on Tyler. He got sent out of the army and has taken the wrong path.
This character vs. character conflict is between the protagonist, Justin, and the antagonist, Tyler. The conflict is happening because Justin and his friends found Tyler doing things that are illegal, and Tyler has the people who are buying the illegal weapons try to kill Justin, his dad, and Max.
Loyalty is the key to a friendship. No matter what happens, if you have a true friendship, you should always be there to help them.