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Freak the Mighty by Rodman Philbrick
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Jan 15, 08

bookshelves: teen-fiction
Recommended to Stephanie by: Joe Kolloch
Recommended for: Teachers, junior high aged kids

This is a fun book, and the kids love it (I teach junior high and cover this book every year). It's the story of an unlikely friendship between a very small boy with health problems and a short life span, and a very large boy whose childhood has been pretty rough. There is a little bit of language that might deter some teachers, but I've found that the kids can get past it for the story. There are a lot of fun adventures, some great lessons, and some tough issues that the boys go through together, and my students have always seemed to relate to them on some level. I highly recommend this book for the junior high age kid.
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Gerson Cordero Rubio I read this book in Junior High because it was taught. After i read this though, i couldn't help but read it again. I'm glad to hear that after years of finishing school this book is still being taught. This book spoke to me in so many ways. Especially in the awkward years that are Junior High. You have my Thanks Teacher Hawkins. :)


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