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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Nov 14, Larissa rated it it was amazing Shelves: When he meets his father, he says that they’re the same height, but his father is heavier. Freak the Mighty Freak the Mighty mighgy about a friendship between two boys who are both slow in their own way. Our ratings are based on child development best practices. After having a seizure on his birthday, Freak is admitted into the hospital, where he gives Max a blank book, telling him to write the story of Freak the Mighty in it.

He wrote down all Kevin and his adventures. His father killed his mother when Max was 4 years old.

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New Hampshire United States. As a teacher of reluctant readers like Maxthis posi Our class just finished reading Freak the Mighty by Rodman Philbrick.


Kevin dubs them Freak the Mighty, and they wander their town using Max’s mobility and Kevin’s brain to conjure up exciting quests.

Outcasts join forces to conquer readers’ hearts. A lot or a little? 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. I don’t know what they could have done to make them more interesting but, the I do know that the characters were just boring.

I can’t believe it took me this long to read this little title.

Refresh and try again. We display the minimum age for which content is developmentally appropriate. Max and Freak were completely two different people in this book which made you think how they became friends. I want others opinions on what they thought of the book. His commentary and inner thoughts are so relatable and the things him and Kevin philbfick themselves into are hilarious.

Open Preview See a Problem? I would undoubtedly give this book 5 stars. Wisdom abounds in passages like these: Preview — Freak the Mighty by Rodman Philbrick. Max and Freak go to a lot of adventures together they have to conquer a lot of stuff together.

Kevin fights back by letting his intelligence and his imagination soar beyond his deformed body. Max tries to get up and rips off the rope to which the old boiler has been attached.


Max goes on an introspective journey led by his new friend, Kevin. Learn how and when to remove these template messages. On Christmas morning he leaves Max alone, tied up in a room in an old abandoned apartment. Common Sense Media’s unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren’t influenced philrick the product’s creators bh by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.

Kevin is diagnosed with Morquio syndrome.

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The things we were reading shocked some of my kids and it was challenging at times. In Kevin’s dictionary, he says he’s 70 cm tall and Max is cm tall, which would make him about 6’3″. Freak the Mighty was the best book I have ever read and I would give it a rating of 5 out of 5 stars.


This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Everyone is afraid of him because he looks so much like his old man, someone you know right away is a very bad guy. Please improve this by adding secondary or tertiary sources.

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