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Max Crumbly made his first and was a minor character in Dork Diaries: Tales from a Not-So-Perfect Pet Sitter, he was mentioned two times by Brandon. He is also the main protagonist of his series: The misadventures of Max Crumbly.


Max is a 14 year-old eight-grader who goes to South Ridge Middle School.

He was first home-schooled by his grandmother until his parents agreed to send him to a public school nearby, South Ridge.


Max is a kind person who is loyal to his friends albeit he is often a coward when it comes to Doug bullying him.



His father is a comic book addict and auto repairman, and has comics worth a lot of money. His mother is a nurse and coddles her children heavily.

Max has an older sister named Megan, who often annoys Max, a younger brother named Oliver, who has made a few minor appearances in the Dork Diaries series, and a cousin named Wilbur, whom Max often receives hand-me-down clothing from.


  • Max is the only person in the series that has Asthma, and requires an inhaler.
  • He has bladder issues.
  • His brother is Oliver, who was introduced in the sixth Dork Diaries book.
  • He has a secret crush on Erin.
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  • He is fully aware about Brandon having a secret crush on Nikki.
  • He likes to rap about his daily life, when no one hears him.
  • He is also a talented artist, like Nikki.
  • Max's biggest goal in life is to become a superhero.