The exposition in when Max describes himself and were he lives. He describes himself as not smart, big, and lonely. He lives in the down-under. This shows the exposition because it tells us the main character and the main setting.
The rising action is when Freak and Max find a purse in a sourer. This shows the rising action because it is leading to the climax.
The climax is when Killer Kane takes Max away from Grim and Gram on Christmas eve. This shows the climax because it is the event that we did not see coming and the major problem is beginning,
The falling action is when Freak saves Max from Killer Kane by squirting chili powder in his eyes. This shows the falling action because the story is leading to the end.
The conclusion is when Max finds out that his friend Kevin had died and that's when he started writing stories. This shows the conclusion because all of the problems are salved
The theme is "Two brains are better then One." This shows the theme because Kevin and Max worked together to figured out problems and they also never gave up.