In Chapter 5 Fair Gwen calls Gram and apologizes for the way she acted earlier she invites Max over for dinner with her and Kevin. Max is hesitant about going at first but ends up having a good time.
In chapter 6 Max and Kevin go to The Fourth of July fireworks and have a close encounter with Toby. D and get away to watch the fireworks.
In chapter 7 Kevin and Max get chased by Tony D and his gang. Kevin guides Max into the millpond and they get away from Tony.D aka The Blade and get rescued by the cops just as they are about to get bombarded with small rocks by Blade and his gang.