In Freak the Mighty, what are 3 rising actions that create complications or suspense?

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I would suggest figuring out what the climax of this story is and then work backward from there to figure out exactly which rising action events you would like to use. For this story, the climax is going to be Max remembering all of his mother's murder and then Kevin's...

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I would suggest figuring out what the climax of this story is and then work backward from there to figure out exactly which rising action events you would like to use. For this story, the climax is going to be Max remembering all of his mother's murder and then Kevin's rescue. One rising action that occurs before then that definitely increases reader suspense and gives readers a sense of impending doom is when Max and Kevin meet Loretta and Iggy in their apartment. Other rising actions are centered around the adventures that Max and Kevin have together. I would include in your list the encounter that Max and Kevin have with Tony D and his gang on the Fourth of July. I would also include the events from chapter nine. This is the chapter that sees Max and Kevin outside of a medical research building, and Kevin saying that he is going to become a human robot.

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I would go with the abduction of Max by his father, 'Killer Kane', the arrival of Kevin as Max's father almost kills him and Loretta and Max arriving at the hospital as Kevin is pronounced dead. Each of these events creates complications and/or suspense in the text.

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