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    Freak the Mighty

    Freak the Mighty

    by Rodman Philbrick

    Learning disabled and physically overgrown Max has no friends until a tiny and brilliant boy moves into the house next door. The two misfits forge a friendship that gives them enough courage to face school, bullies, and even Max's jailed father. The inspiration for the feature film The Mighty, this moving and funny story will inspire any kid who's ever felt like an outsider.

    Special Afterwords edition includes:

    • About the Author
    • Q&A With the Author
    • Rodman Philbrick's Writing Tips
    • Excerpt From Max the Mighty
    Learning Highlights
    This memorable story imparts valuable lessons in the true meaning of friendship, tolerance, and believing in yourself.

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    Freak the Mighty (Enriched EBK)

    Freak the Mighty (Enriched EBK)

    by Rodman Philbrick

    Max is abnormally tall for his age and he's in special ed, which makes him a total misfit at school. To further add to his problems, Max has been living with his grandparents ever since his father murdered his mother. He doesn't have much to be happy about—until he befriends Kevin, a kid known around school as Freak.

    A bad birth defect causes Freak to be much smaller than the average eighth grader, but he has a brilliant mind. When Freak and Max decide to team up, Max hoists Freak onto his shoulders, and together they use Max's height and Freak's cleverness to take on the everyday injustices and hardships they witness all around them, in school and outside.

    With moments of darkness, compelling characters, and an unusual voice, this insightful novel is likely to stay with readers long after the final page.

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Freak the Mighty

Author: Rodman Philbrick

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Friends and Friendship, Living with Illness and Disabilities, Loyalty, Death, Grief, Loss, Bullying Experiences, Middle School

About This Book

A brilliant, emotionally charged novel about two boys. One is a slow learner, too large for his age, and the other is a tiny, disabled genius. The two pair up to create one formidable human force known as "Freak the Mighty".


I never had a brain until Freak came along. . .

That's what Max thought. All his life he'd been called stupid. Dumb. Slow. It didn't help that his body seemed to be growing faster than his mind. It didn't help that people were afraid of him. So Max learned how to be alone. At least until Freak came along.

Freak was weird, too. He had a little body — and a really big brain. Together Max and Freak were unstoppable.

Together, they were Freak the Mighty.

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