Maxine Louisa Medvin is an 8 year old girl, who lives in a big apartment in New York City and is the pen pal of Karen Brewer.
She has a teacher named Ms. Mandel, and she has red hair, pierced ears, and contact lenses. She has 2 13 year old twin sisters named Kathryn and Leslie, and 2 adopted brothers, Doug, who is 4 months old, and Benjie, who is 2 years old. She likes the restaurant Mama Leons, and she likes watching plays at Radio City Music Hall. She likes the game Kick ball, and she likes animals. She has an aquarium full of fish, and she has never broken a bone.