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 ยท Friendship; Freak the Mighty. Rodman Philbrick, Author, W. R. Philbrick, Author Blue Sky Press (AZ) $ (p) ISBN

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The ending is sad because something migyty happens and it makes Max not talk to anyone. In the book when they were together they mostly went by freak the mighty. When I’m reading this to and with my class,the kids are right there with me, eyes on the page, totally absorbed in the text.

To view it, click here. It was way too obvious. And ‘Nine Levels Down’. After this incident, Kevin starts riding on Max’s shoulders regularly. He wrote down all Kevin and his adventures.

Freak the Mighty

A main character is kidnapped and nearly killed by his own father. The primary characters are friends Maxwell Kane, a large, very slow, but kind-hearted boy, and Kevin Avery, nicknamed “Freak”, who is physically handicapped but very intelligent. Through Kevin’s courage in the face of his illness, readers learn the importance of not giving up when faced with difficulty, and they witness how Kevin inspires Max’s progress.

Great rofman, I liked the movie too. I won’t spoil the end for you, but many consider the story tragic, but the lesson learned ordman the book is one that we can all or will relate to as we grow older and experience life. I think it is a remarkable example of literary workmanship. Writing under the pen name ‘William R. Killer Kane swears that he did not murder Max’s mother and calls himself “a man of God”. Jan 21, Gabriela Ramirez rated it really liked it.

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Despite Max’s lack of knowledge and disability, he escapes by acting on Freak’s orders, but the two are driven into a muddy millpondFreak riding on Max’s shoulders. Who are the parents who think it’s “good” for their child to be exposed to a father who murdered his wife in cold blood by strangling her to deat The star rating reflects overall quality and learning potential. Meaningful life lessons told in a fun, memorable hhe where life’s not perfect and unlikely friends tackle it together.

A beautifully wrought dance of darkness and light. As a teacher of reluctant readers like Maxthis positive message is difficult to find in young adult fiction. It was a good story, quite heart-warming really, but Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck was much better, and really this is a similar story.

They have adventures and face some huge obstacles together. The beginning and end is sad because Max gets bullied for being tall and looking like his dad and Freak also gets bullied for having disabilities. I recommend this book to anyone at all ages because I think it might show you a lot of thing in life that my really happen these days. He’s huge, he can hardly read or write, and he lives in his grandparents’ basement.

On Christmas morning he leaves Max alone, tied up in a room in an old abandoned apartment. This is a story about an unlikely friendship between two boys who have issues to deal with.

Some things also made the book not as interesting. Everyone is afraid of him because he looks so much like his old man, someone you know right away is a very bad guy. What parents need to know Parents need to know that one main character has a learning disability and lives with his grandparents because his father was put in prison for murdering his mother.

One of my favorite quotes was when Freak and Max were getting made fun of and he told the teacher about Freak the Mighty. Published init was followed by the novel Max the Mighty in Column 4 Our impact report: The book can serve a biblio-therapeutic role too.


Learn how and when to remove these template messages. But it’s I would recomend this book to people, but I wouldnt read it again. I’d recommend this book to anyone who loves books with interesting characters, action, and themes that any young teen can relate to.

Many people are attracted to others who can help them and vise versa.

Freak the Mighty (Freak The Mighty, #1) by Rodman Philbrick

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Its about this guy named Max who is tall. The experience of reading this book with kids was priceless. Published June 1st by Scholastic Paperbacks first published This is one of the best books I ever read.

The book made it seem like your really stupid if you have one. In Kevin’s dictionary, he says he’s 70 cm tall and Max is cm tall, which would tge him about 6’3″. They highly recommended that I read this with next years class.

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. Max and Freak go to freakk lot of adventures together they have to conquer a lot of stuff together. We could not put it down.

I’ll just continue to look forward to teaching it to my students each year