Learning-disabled Max and his new friend, Freak, whose birth defect has affected his body but not his brilliant mind, find that, working together, they make a p. Read Common Sense Media’s Freak the Mighty review, age rating, and parents Freak the Mighty Book Poster Image Rodman Philbrick · Friendship; Freak the Mighty. Rodman Philbrick, Author, W. R. Philbrick, Author Blue Sky Press (AZ) $ (p) ISBN

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The way this book is written really helps pull you into the story. Bryce the book was ehhh. He’s diagnosed with Morquio syndrome.

Together they are a team which they call themselves Freak the Mighty. Even if he can’t save himself, Kevin can save Max.

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Themes about friendship, family, bullies, physical health challenges, education. The book also includes a humorous dictionary. Based on 23 reviews. Sometimes we fight gangs. With Kevin’s help, Max learns to read and is allowed out of his special-education classes to join Max in his honors courses.

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Informizely customer feedback surveys. He’s been raised by his maternal grandparents, who are afraid he’ll turn out like his father since he looks just like philbrkck.

I feel it was kinda rushed in places and was a tad violent for a children’s book. Jun 05, Mandy Chilcote rated it it was amazing Shelves: Max knows that people — even his own grandparents — fear him because he looks just like his imprisoned father, who’s thd as Killer Kane.

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Kevin is diagnosed with Morquio syndrome. I also liked how the author included a really good theme.

Max is looked upon as dangerous, both because of his enormous size and the fact that his father is in jail for murder. On Christmas morning he leaves Max alone, philbirck up in a room in an old abandoned rodma.

Oct 25, Jaclyn rated it liked it Shelves: For many years he wrote mysteries and detective novels. Freak gets the attention of a nearby police car, who drives off Blade’s gang and takes the boys home. Max says that Kevin “pulls it out like Arnold Schwarzenegger pulling out a machine gun or something.

Through Max we experience all over again the agony of being young and different, and the joy of finding a kindred spirit.

Kevin dubs them Freak the Mighty, and they wander their town using Max’s mobility and Kevin’s brain to conjure up exciting quests. This book in my opinion is really good because the lesson we learned which is also called the theme is a good example. They were emotional near the end. I think this because I liked how the author included 2 different boys who at the end of he story are really close friends.

Just wasn’t really my thing! For an English class, I don’t think it’s a fantastic choice, but as a general read, this is a good book and a fast read, so I would still recommend it.

Freak the Mighty was just a really good book. I rate this book a 5 out of 5 stars. Freak the Mighty, of course. These friends had a variety of adventures. When the author talked about something or someone he actually wrote great details about them. I also read tons of books so I can figure out what’s true and what’s fake, which isn’t always easy. As a teacher of reluctant readers like Maxthis positive message is difficult to find in young adult fiction.


Preview — Freak the Mighty by Rodman Philbrick.

On This was a good book. It was an interesting story for the most part. Max is not the smartest person in his class but Freak is he is one of the smartest there. The author really means that Max cried a lot at one point.

Maxwell KaneTony DKevin. A gang member attacks the two main characters, and a man strangles two characters. Oct 22, Kiera rated it it was ok Shelves: Kevin was a small 12 year old boy who was very weak and was not expected to live a very long life. The book made it seem like your really stupid if you have one.

Many years later, when Max is in middle mighry, he finds out that Freak and his mother, Gwen referred to as “The Fair Guinevere” are moving into the house next door.