We get introduced to Max and Freak and learn about Max´s past when he was in daycare. Freak also moves in next door to Max and they remember each other
Maxwell Kane is left motherless after his father (Kenny Kane) kills his mother. Max has a hard time making friends cause he still has so much anger inside of him. Freak has a disability from birth that limits him to do a lot thing that a normal person would do. Max's grandparents are afraid that Max is going to grow up to be like his dad.
Tony D. comes after Max and Freak on the 4th of July then they run into the pond to get away from him and his gang, the police come and scare Tony off and rescue Max and Freak from the pond.
Max is in the basement of an abandoned apartment and Loretta tries to save him. Kenny Kane tries to strangle Loretta while Max remembers all about how he killed his mother. Kenny questions Max then start to tighten his hands around Max's nek, Kenny is trying to kill his own son out of anger.
Killer Kane gets charged with a whole bunch of felonies and is now in prison for life. He is locked away forever and can never hurt Max or his family ever again. Max goes home frightened after Freak saves him. Freak has a seizure a day after it on his birthday, and needs to go to the hospital.
The day after Freak goes to the hospital, Max comes to visit him in the morning. He finds that Freak has been taken into a medical research lab and leaves Max a journal for Max to write in all there adventures. Max finds the nurses and rages because he doesn't to except the truth that Freak is dead.