In chapter 5, Max gets to know his new friend Kevin's mother, Gwen. The first time she saw Max, she looked scared to death and ran away with Kevin. Max is surprised to learn that Gwen has a history with his family from the past.
In chapter 6, Freak and Max are told they are allowed to go to the Firework festival for the Fourth of July WITHOUT any parents under the expectation to keep each other safe.
In chapter 7, Freak and Max are enjoying the Forth of July fireworks. As Freak is on Max's shoulders, They encounter Tony D and his gang. They get chased and find a pond which is there last hope. Looks like somebody is going swimming!!!