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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However, some time later, Max saves Kevin’s toy ornithopter from a tree and they start to become friends.

Freak the Mighty

migghty Continue reading Show less. 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. Like he need a class to help him to read.

Sep 05, Selene rated it really liked it.

Freak the Mighty Book Review

Both boys are fatherless, since Kevin’s father left when it became obvious he was different. First Read – year 4 Stars Rodmzn enjoyed this book when I was in grade six. To be honest, I’m a frewk disappointed that this is what was chosen though, because I think Of Mice and Thr holds more literary value, and that’s what I read in 7th Grade. Yes, there is much palpable darkness in this book Dantz’ he has explored the near-future worlds of genetic engineering and hi-tech brain control in books like ‘Hunger’, ‘Pulse’, ‘The Seventh Sleeper’.

Column 4 Our impact report: They go on adventures such as going to the hospital which Freak claims has a secret department called the “Bionics Department” which has had his brain CT scanned to be fitted into a bionic body.


Anyhow, a small and very smart eighth grader named Freak Kevin and a rather big and not so smart eighth grader named Max Mighty didnt have any friends until Freak moved in the block next door to Mighty and phi,brick they both became friends. 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. You read that book. How old is your kid?

Freak the Mighty by Rodman Philbrick | Scholastic

They consider “having some fun” with the mighth but don’t because they are afraid that Max’s father will get parole even though he’s serving a life sentence. I enjoyed some parts of this book but thought other parts were quite boring. It was an interesting story for the most part.

You can think your way out of everything, even pain. They started talking at school and became close friends.

This is a fun book, and the kids love it I teach junior high and cover this book every year. Add your rating See all 23 parent reviews.

Published init was followed by the novel Max the Mighty in I read this book with my sixth grade class and when I passed out the books they said they thought it was going to be cheesy and kind of dumb. Jun 09, Luke Rosado rated it liked it. See all 35 questions about Freak the Mighty…. Based on 23 reviews. Want to Read saving…. One of the themes is that we should give others a chance before we judge them. 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.


Max knows that people — even his own grandparents — fear him because he looks just like his imprisoned father, who’s known as Killer Kane. Max lives with his grandparents and Freak lives with his mom. In this novel you will meet a boy named Max who gets bullied in school for looking like his dad and being tall and has no friends.

I liked the way the author gave figurative language like alliteration and metaphors. I really liked this book because I could really picture everything that was happening!

Killer Kane catches her and starts to strangle her. Our class just finished reading Freak the Mighty by Rodman Philbrick. Anyone who enjosys a good booj. The tthe was really good because I actually learned something new by reading the book.

My students empathize and become emotionally attached to Max and his journey to believe in himself. Paperbackpages.

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This book is unforgettable.