Max is neat, organised and whip smart. He also loves puzzles and cracking codes. Read about his spy-tastic adventures along with his twin sister Kensy in the new series ‘Kensy And Max: Breaking News’ by Jacqueline Harvey.
Birthday: October 17 Nickname: Max Star Sign: Libra Born: Switzerland All over the world Eye Colour: Blue Hair Colour: Sandy blonde Height: Tall for my age
Siblings: Twin sister, Kensy
Hobbies: Chess, code breaking, reading and skiing Food: Homemade spaghetti bolognaise with garlic bread Music: Pretty much anything Movies: James Bond, Jason Bourne and Despicable Me Books: Percy Jackson, The Hardy Boys and Alice-Miranda
TV Shows: Dr Who, The Munsters Sports: Football, Rugby, Surfing and Skiing Holiday: Anywhere I can ski or surf
What special skills do you have?
I’m pretty observant and I have a good memory — those two things are really important and I’ve recently found out that I’m a lot fitter and more agile than I thought.
You’re awesome at reading maps. When did you realise you had such a cool skill?
I was about four. We were travelling in America and I asked Mum if I could have a look at the map. I handed the map back and I could tell them every town that was coming up and how far away it was. They were all pretty surprised and I think I was too.
What’s the most interesting crime you’ve solved with your twin sister Kensy?
I can’t give that one away — you’ll have to read the book to find out but let’s just say it was surprising and although my sister frequently jumps to crazy conclusions this time her instincts were spot on.
What’s something you’re good at and Kensy isn’t and vice versa?
That’s easy. Map reading. Kensy is OK but she can’t remember things the same way I can. She loves pulling machines apart but I’m not as keen to do that.
Describe your twin Kensy in five words.
Smart, messy, impulsive, kind, competitive
What are your favourite subjects at school and why?
I’m a bit of an all-rounder. There isn’t much I don’t like about school but I suppose maths would be my favourite subject although English and PE come a close second.
If you had to pick a spy costume for undercover work, what would it be?
You can’t go past a tuxedo but only if you’re at a really classy event. But it’s not very practical for day-to-day wear so I’d probably go for jeans and a jumper with an overcoat to hide things I might need — the same sort of clothes lots of people wear so I can blend into the crowd.