A compelling and chilling read about a young boy's ambition to become a model soldier in Nazi Germany. Baby Max is the perfect prototype of the Nazi eugenics programme; he is the ideal size, he has the correct colour hair and flawless blue eyes. Raised in an ideology driven by hatred and ruled by fear, Max is taught to endure pain and be brave at all costs. But as he is drawn further into the horror of war, Max must fight to untangle the truth from the lie.
Sarah Cohen-Scali is a French writer, born in Morocco. She has published a number of books for both young adults and adults. Max, first published in France by Gallimard, has won the Prix des Devoreurs de Livres 2014, the Prix Passages 2014, the Prix Tatoulu Noir 2014, the Prix Sorcieres 2013 and the Prix Jeunesse des Libraires du Quebec, 2013.