Article Title

Max Tilt: Fire the Depts


Tessa McMillan


Excellent, Intermediate, Young Adult, Fantasy; Jules Verne; Cousins; Action and adventure stories; Mysteries and detective stories

Document Type

Book Review


When Max’s parents leave to start his mother's cancer treatments, Max’s cousin Alex is put in charge. But as soon as Alex arrives, she and Max uncover a mountain of unpaid bills that will lead to eviction. Desperately searching the house for items to sell, Alex and Max find a lost manuscript left by their famous ancestor, Jules Verne. The manuscript reveals that Verne hid treasure for his descendants. Max and Alex team up with a millionaire, Spencer Niemand, to pursue the clues. Niemand double-crosses Max and Alex, but his deception leads the cousins to the Verne’s treasure and the stranded Nautilus.