Review of Maximus by Steve Heron
What I love about Maximus:
It's REAL - From the beach, to the bush, to the birds (especially the magpie), this is Western Australia! All the cultural references are spot on - from Mitch's FIFO Dad, to his whinging little sister Megan, to his Noongar friend Ryan, and even the doofus football star and bully, Jason. This could be a story from my town!
It's UNREAL - This is a story about hope and possibility, about moving from antagonism to the creative space where problems can be solved. From one guerrilla Xn to another - Steve, it is inspiring to see the light overcome the darkness in a story that is set in the cultural time and place we both call home.