In Freak the Mighty by Rodman Philbrick, how does Kevin change Max's summer routine?  

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In Chapter 8, Max says that he usually just reads comic books or watches TV each day of summer vacation. Sometimes he will emerge to go to the store with Gram, but that's not very exciting. After Max meets Kevin, though, his summer changes. Each morning Kevin drags and crawls...

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In Chapter 8, Max says that he usually just reads comic books or watches TV each day of summer vacation. Sometimes he will emerge to go to the store with Gram, but that's not very exciting. After Max meets Kevin, though, his summer changes. Each morning Kevin drags and crawls his way to Max's basement room from his house next door and wakes him up. Once Kevin is done banging on Max's headboard, he tells him, "Get outta bed, you lazy beast! There are fair maidens to rescue! Dragons to slay!" (44).

Then, Kevin rushes Max through his breakfast by telling him to hurry up the whole time. This happens every morning and Max actually doesn't mind it because it gets him out of bed earlier than he ever would have been; and then, the two boys are off on adventures going somewhere and doing something outdoors rather than staying inside. Each day Kevin creates some sort of quest for them to go on, too. As a result, Max gains muscle carrying Kevin around, he understands what a quest is, and he starts living life rather than simply wasting it.

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