Saving Max is the first novel written by American author Antoinette van Heugten. The novel is about attorney Danielle Parkman and her son Max, a teenager with Asperger Syndrome who was accused of murdering another patient at a mental hospital. The novel addresses Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy as the villain murders her own son after subjecting him to a lifetime of abuse while glorying in the limelight of medical attention.. The book spent two weeks on USA Today's top 150 books, where it peaked at position 135. Saving Max has sold over 250,000 copies. A sequel, "Finding Marianne," is planned.