Everyone returns to their normal life. Max, Grim, Gram, and Gwen celebrate with Freak for his birthday. Freak the Mighty is also one year old.
At his birthday, Freak has a seizure and is rushed to the hospital for medical attention. Max thinks that Freak is getting his new bionic body. Freak is actually in very poor conditions. reak ends up dying because of his sickness; his heart was too big for his body.
Max changes drastically. He takes Freaks death, he learns and grows from it. Mas thinks in depth, remembers things, learns how to use his imagination, and he not only reads a book but writes his own. He wrote Freak the Mighty. He looks at life in a different way.