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Freak the Mighty by Rodman Philbrick
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Nov 14, 2009

it was amazing
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Freak the Mighty

Freak the Mighty is about a friendship between two boys who are both slow in their own way. Freak also known as Kevin is highly intelligent, but small and crippled. Max/Mighty is very tall and large but has special needs. Together they help one another conquer difficulties that arise. Max needs academic support, and Kevin needs height and feet. Kevin tutors Max and in exchange Max takes freak to places he could never go himself; both of their worlds open up for them because now they have it all. Together they are a team which they call themselves Freak the Mighty. Max’s main internal conflict was what people thought of him.
Throughout reading this book I made a text-to-world connection. Many people are attracted to others who can help them and vise versa. People want an equal relationship and that is exactly what Kevin and Max had. Although, the two boys had more than that they had a bond that would never brake.
I would undoubtedly give this book 5 stars. Tears will swell by the time you finish this story. It will encourage you to become more open to the world, to people’s differences and accepting. If you liked Freak the Mighty check out other books from Rodman Philbrick.

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Larissa It was a splendid read! After all of the excitement, however, Kevin had to face reality which was his illness that later led to his death.

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4th Hour thts sad, im reading this book at school with my 4th hour class and were on ch. 9 i think so far i LOVE it

Larissa Yeah, it is great, and glad you like it, its very fast paced!

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