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Freak the Mighty

Philbrick, W. R. (Book - 1993 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
Freak the Mighty


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At the beginning of eighth grade, learning disabled Max and his new friend Freak, whose birth defect has affected his body but not his brilliant mind, find that when they combine forces they make a powerful team. An established writer of adult suspense makes a stunning entry into children's literature with this extraordinary novel about two boys--a slow learner too large for his age, and a tiny, crippled genius--who pair up to create on formidable human force.
Authors: Philbrick, W. R. (W. Rodman)
Title: Freak the Mighty
Publisher: New York :, Scholastic,, c1993
Characteristics: 169, [16] p. ;,20 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Rodman Philbrick
Notes: "Apple Signature."
Includes After words guide by Anamika Bhatnagar, p. [171-185]
Summary: At the beginning of eighth grade, learning disabled Max and his new friend Freak, whose birth defect has affected his body but not his brilliant mind, find that when they combine forces they make a powerful team. An established writer of adult suspense makes a stunning entry into children's literature with this extraordinary novel about two boys--a slow learner too large for his age, and a tiny, crippled genius--who pair up to create on formidable human force.
ISBN: 0439286069
9780439286060
Branch Call Number: y PHILBRICK 1993
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Report This Jun 28, 2013
  • semi1 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Very good book. Try watching the movie, that was good too, but with different details.

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  • nim232 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

One of the best books I have read in a very long time :)

Freak is like the imaginary friend all of us wished we had. Comfort when times get tough, support in bad decisions, (SPOILER ALERT) and he even got the courage to defend max when his dad nearly killed him. This is a touching story with extremely tremedous vocab and I recommend this book for alll readers.

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  • ambersmith rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

its a really good book and the ending made me cry. i recommend it

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  • catbluecuious rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This was a great book! It was suspenseful and well written. I loved the friendship that is portrayed between the two friends in the story. There is a quote " You don't find many friends like Freak." It's true some people never find a friend that will stick by your side even when things get tough. I have read this book when I was younger but this time I read I understood more about their friendship and how its not so easy to make a friend. The characters Max and Freak have a friendship that is sacred and trustworthy in every way. This a book every child should read. It is definitely worth the read! Great story :)

My class read this book in english class and i really did love it! it tells an amazing story about two boys who learn from each other about life. With Max's help Kevin(Freak) is able to have some one to carry him around and take him on amazing adventures and quests.With Freaks help,Max has a brain to help him with life.This book is very suitable for any age group in my opion due to its touching story.A truely amazing tale!

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  • MB93 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book really gets you thinking about how much we take for granted. I was deeply touched by the story. It also got me thinking about how important imagination is to keep yourself going when things get rough

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