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Friday, July 5, 2019

Character Profile and Interview: Max

***Spoiler Alert***
 If you have not read Allie’s Return and Shark Station yet, reading the character interview questions and answers below will spoil it for you. This is meant to be read after you’ve finished reading the book.

Character Profile
Name: Max (Maximillian) Granger
Age: 18
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Brown
Favorite Color: Silver
Official Job on Shark Station: Station Maintenance Robotic Engineer
Onboard Mentor: Dr. Antoine Gomez

Personality Description:
Maximillian Granger is a master trickster, always thinking of his next prank. Besides Samantha, he is Dylan’s oldest friend. With Max’s father being one of the most important people in Oceania, Max has always lived a life of luxury and was expected to always be on his best behavior. He clearly rebelled and has been causing trouble since before he can remember. He dislikes authority even more so than Allie, being blatantly rebellious whenever he can. Although most things are a joke to him, Max is passionate about robotics and all sorts of technology. His dream is to design the perfect sentient robot and when he isn’t playing around, he’s working hard at making his dream a reality.

Max has the ESTP-A or Entrepreneur personality type. If you want to read more about this personality type, you can visit https://www.16personalities.com/estp-personality.

***Spoiler Content Below This Point***
Character Interviews

Question 1: What was your first thought when you heard you were being banished to Shark Station with Allie and Dylan?

Answer: Honestly, my first thought was what the heck?! Why am I…or even Dylan and Allie being punished at all? Okay, maybe I could see why Dylan and Allie were in trouble for it. I mean, they did kind of expose Oceania to the Above World and risk everyone in the city’s life by escaping to take the cure to land…but it was all for a good cause. Now, back to me. I didn’t understand why I was getting banished at all. Unlike last time, I wasn’t even part of their most recent scheme. I think Mayor Cho was just waiting for an excuse to get rid of me. The only good thing about being banished was getting to spend more quality time with my lovely Samantha.

Question 2: How was it working with Dr. Gomez as your onboard mentor?

Answer: That was actually enlightening. Unlike the other adults onboard, he treated us with respect. He allowed me to handle a lot of the experimentation and maintenance on the ship and station with only slight supervision from him. Even with the short time we had at Shark Station, I learned a lot from him.

Question 3: You really had a lot of issues with Dr. Avraham, why is that?

Answer: Are you really asking me that? Who came up with these questions? I had a problem with her because she was overstepping every time you turn around. She was like an abyssal dictator. Do this, do that…don’t do this…don’t do that. Ahh! She drove me insane. Her whole holier than thou mentality was ridiculous too. I’m so glad I don’t have to deal with her anymore. Now I know why they call the trench the Hadalpelagic zone.

Question 4: Just how terrified were you when you and your friends were stuck in open water surrounded by sharks?

Answer: Oh, I wasn’t terrified in the least bit. Are you kidding me? I’m not some coward when it comes to sharks. Besides, [Max puffed up his chest] I had to be strong for Samantha. She really needed me at that moment. I had to be brave for her.

Random Question: Why are you such a prankster?
Answer: Why not? It’s fun. I get a laugh and other people get mad, which usually makes me laugh harder. Each time I come up with a new prank, it’s a game of logic really. How can I make it bigger and better each time I do it? It’s a rush and a thrill! Otherwise, life under the sea can get dull. Well, that is until Allie showed up and started creating some tidal waves.

*Max’s age is based on his age in Shark Station, not the prior two novels.

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