What is an important event in the story Freak the Mighty?

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This book is filled with many events that most readers would classify as "important." I'll provide some of those events in the following list:

  • Kevin (Freak) moves in next door to Max. This is pivotal to the entire story; I don't believe that Max and Kevin would have become the amazing duo that they became without this proximity.
  • Max's dad is paroled from prison. This is important because it leads to the next important moment.
  • Max's dad, Killer Kane, kidnaps Max on Christmas Eve.
  • Kevin rescues Max from his father.
  • Kevin has a seizure and goes to the hospital. Max goes to visit Kevin. Kevin gives Max a blank book, and he tells Max to fill it with stories of their adventures. This book eventually becomes the book that we, as readers of Freak the Mighty, are experiencing.
  • Kevin dies. This is a massively important moment in the book because it sends Max into a depressive spiral for about a full year. Then, Max starts to write in the blank book that Kevin gave him, and readers are blessed with the story that they just read.
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Kevin and Max have many adventures during the novel, Freak the Mighty, but the most serious and dangerous one comes on Christmas night. After a wonderful holiday, Max suddenly awakes from a pleasant dream to find his father, "Killer" Kane, hovering over him. Max is kidnapped and taken to the projects, the New Testaments. His father holds him in a dirty, abandoned apartment, where "Killer" tells him that he plans to take Max away with him. "Killer" learns that the police are after him, so he moves Max to another, more delapidated apartment where he bounds and gags Max in the basement. Max manages to free himself, with the help from Loretta, but "Killer" intervenes and begins choking the woman. Max attacks his father, who then begins to choke Max. But, like Lancelot to the rescue, Kevin suddenly appears and sprays a concoction of spices into the eyes of Max's father, temporarily blinding him, and the police return "Killer" to custody. As the Fair Gwen carries him away, Kevin calls out "Freak the Mighty strikes again!"

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