Max is a middle school kid that is growing very fast. He is bigger than most of the other kids his age are. Kevin is max's age but he has morquio syndrome. His body dosen't grow much but he is really smart.
Max thinks he isn't very smart becuase he has LD. Max is also afraid that his dad might get out of jail and he's also afraid that he will turn out to be like his father. Kevin has a disease that stuns his growth and gives him health problems. His disease is called morquio syndrome.
Max and Kevin become friends and go on many adventures together. An example is when they meet Iggy and Loretta Lee. Another example is when Kenny Kane takes Max in the middle of the night and they ran from the cops and Kevin. But Kevin finds him and rescues him.
Kevin's health gets worse and it results in him dying. He died because his heart got to big for his body so he couldn't breath anymore.
Max falls apart in grief but finally comes to turns with all that happened. Dr.Spivick explains that Kevin didn't lie that he just had hope.
Max remembers the adventures that him and Kevin had together and puts them into a story. That proves that Max isn't as dumb as he thought. That shows that Kevin believed that Max is smart.