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Freak the Mighty

Freak the Mighty

by Rodman Philbrick
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". MAX. FREAK. BEST FRIENDS. FOREVER. 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.
“A wonderful story of triumph over imperfection, shame, and loss.” - School Library Journal
9, 10, 11, 12
Interest Level
Grades 4 - 7
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading
Scholastic Inc.
Number of Pages
Realistic Fiction

About the Author

Contributor Image Alt Tag Rodman Philbrick Rodman Philbrick published more than a dozen novels for adults before his first book for young readers, Freak the Mighty, which was made into a feature film.

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