What is the author saying at the end of the novel, when Maxwell says "No big deal"?

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Max's final words are an expression of his modesty, of his generally laid back nature. He's written an entire book by himself—inspired no doubt by his close friendship with Freak—and there are potentially more to come. One day, Max took the empty book out of the pyramid box and started writing down the "unvanquished truth" as Freak would have called it. Despite filing up all those pages with his incredible story, Max still lacks something in the confidence department. Max tells himself that he doesn't have a brain, and that's the "unvanquished truth." But at the same time, his lack of self-confidence ironically inspires him to get this so-called truth down on paper, filling up all those empty pages with his remarkable tale. Max may not think that his story is all that much of a big deal, but having read it ourselves we would beg to differ. And that's the "unvanquished truth."

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