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Stranger Things: Runaway Max is a novel based on Stranger Things. Written by Brenna Yovanoff, the novel alternates between Max Mayfield's perspective during the events of season 2 and her flashbacks to her life before her arrival in Hawkins, Indiana. It was officially released on June 4, 2019.

Synopsis[]

Don't miss this gripping, emotional prequel to the hit Netflix series, Stranger Things! The never-before-told backstory of the beloved Dig Dug maven, Max Mayfield, written by New York Times bestselling author Brenna Yovanoff.

This must-read novel, based on the hit Netflix series, Stranger Things, explores Max's past—the good and the bad—as well as how she came to find her newfound sense of home in Hawkins, Indiana.[1]

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The novel was re-released on June 29, 2021, and had this synopsis:

Fans went wild for this gripping, emotional addition to the Stranger Things' universe after its successful launch! Fall into the never-before-told backstory of the beloved Dig Dug maven, Max Mayfield, written by New York Times bestselling author Brenna Yovanoff.

Meet Max. She's from California. She skateboards. Her family just dumped her in the middle of Indiana. And she's really not ready to call Hawkins her new home.

Whether she's facing off against her bully brother, Billy, the new kids at school, or monsters abound, Max tackles life with sass and grit. This must-read novel based on the hit Netflix series Stranger Things explores Max's past–with all the good and the bad it's given her–in the lead up to the thrilling season that introduces our favorite new member of the gang.[2]

Plot[]

Max Mayfield goes through the events of season 2, while occasionally recounting her troubling days with Billy Hargrove, which includes him berating her, breaking Max's friend's arm, and burning a dead cat, among other things.

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