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 ยท Friendship; Freak the Mighty. Rodman Philbrick, Author, W. R. Philbrick, Author Blue Sky Press (AZ) $ (p) ISBN

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Dec 17, Catherine rated it liked philbrock Shelves: Nov 13, Kate rated it really liked it Recommended to Kate by: After dealing with past issues, Max becomes more confident and secure. The two become close friends, assuming a new identity when Max begins carrying Kevin on his shoulders. A main character is kidnapped and nearly killed by his own father.

I really liked this book because I could really picture everything that was happening! Kevin fights back by letting his intelligence and his imagination soar beyond his deformed body.

I liked the way the author gave figurative language like alliteration and metaphors.

I was surprised when I found out that one of the characters died at the end. Everyone is afraid of him because he looks so much like his old man, someone you know right away is a very bad guy.


Max is tall and Freak is short and gets bullied at school because of how he looks. Overall Freak the Mighty was mignty amazing and memorable book and if you b trying to look for a book to read, read the powerful and memorable story Freak the Mighty. The story may sometimes make you feel sad or happy because of fraek events of the story. Learn how we rate. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

Oct 25, Jaclyn rated it liked it Shelves: Set preferences to see our top age-appropriate picks for your kids. I recommend this book to anyone at all ages because I think it might show you a lot of thing in life that my really happen these days. It wasn’t difficult either, I followed along just b. The story is told by Max’s point of view as you will find out.

Throughout reading this book I made a text-to-world connection. Max is very big for his age, and thinks he isn’t very smart, while Kevin has a birth defect that causes him to stay very small.

Teen Book Club selection. I can relate to Freak because he likes to say weird things like “O mighty beast”. I also liked how the author included a really roodman theme. Can you tell how much I’ve come to treasure this little novel “for Kids”? View all 4 comments. People want an equal relationship and that is exactly what Kevin and Max had.

Freak the Mighty Freak the Mighty is about a friendship between two boys who are both slow in their own way. Freak the Mighty was the best book I have ever read and I would give it a rating of te out of 5 stars. With Max’s big body and Freak’s big brain, they become more powerful combined, and take on the town bully and other quests. They also reveal that Kevin’s father left once he heard that his son had a birth defect.


They begin to call themselves “Freak the Mighty”. In the book when they were together they mostly went by freak the mighty. When the author talked about something or someone he actually wrote great details about them.

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Also, they make having a learning disability sound like a bad thing. Basically a really large, quite dumb person is befriended by a smaller and smarter person.

Kevin is diagnosed with Morquio syndrome. To be honest I wasn’t that impressed.

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Max says that Kevin “pulls it out like Arnold Schwarzenegger pulling out a machine gun or something. Max is shocked and scared by the news of his father’s parole. This article relies too much on references to primary sources.