"That stuff about my father was true,"Freak says,"The Fair Gwen won't talk about it. All she says is, 'He made is decision and I made mine.' But I know he ran away because of me."
Grim out in the kitchen on night, after supper whispering to Gram had she noticed how much Maxwell was getting to look like Him? Which is the way he always talked about my father, who had married his dear departed daughter and produced, eek eek, Maxwell. Grim never says my father's name, just Him, like his name is to scary to say.
Freak and Max are best friends with one main thing in common. Both their dads abandoned them for different reasons. Imagine, living without your dad and just your mom or grandparents. The fact that they abanded you and the thing that everyone talks about , is all because of their dads. Living with that coming back in your mind every minute seems unbearable. For this reason, Max had always been too tuogh. The action of just one person can change your life forever.