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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Kevin has Morquio syndromewears leg braces and frea crutches, and thinks of himself as a robot and is bullied by many bigger kids due to his short height. Oct 04, Meagan rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: I could go on and on, but bottom line is this book was phenomenal.

One of the themes is that we should give others a chance before we judge them.

I feel it was kinda rushed in places godman was a tad violent for a children’s book. Wisdom abounds in passages like these: So, so, so good! Open Preview See a Problem? Spivak, Kevin’s doctor, reveals that Freak knew he was going to have a very short life, but he told Max he was going to get a bionic body because it would give Max hope.


There is a little bit of language that might deter some teachers, but I’ve found that the kids can get past it for the story.

Parent of a 6 and 8 year old Written by ReverendDad October 4, Freak the Mighty is a tear jerking story about two total opposites that become best friends. Its about this guy named Max who is tall.

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

This book in my opinion is really good because the lesson we learned which is also called the theme is a good example. Based on 74 reviews. I had a feeling the story would end the way it did, but it still felt like a happy ending because of how much Max grows from his friendship Max is looked upon as dangerous, both because of his enormous size and the fact that his father is in jail for murder.

This is one of the best books I ever read. Jan 10, Alondra Diaz rated it it was amazing. To be honest, I’m a little disapp My daughter is reading this book in her 7th Grade English class and so I thought I’d check it out myself.

One day Max sees some commotion going on down the street. My daughter is reading this book in her 7th Grade English class and so I thought I’d check it out myself.


The suspense was something I was not expecting at all going in, but it really added to the overall plot. You could,quite literally, hear pjilbrick pin drop in my room at this moment He lives with his grandfather, Grim, and grandmother, Gram.

Want to Read saving…. I can see how it would be a very powerful book for the intended reading level. Is it OK for kids to read books outside their reading levels?

Freak the Mighty

Based on 23 reviews. The way this book is written really helps pull you into the story.

Just wasn’t really my thing! I also enjoyed the dictionary Freak made for Max at the end. Many people are attracted to others who can help bj and vise versa. And ‘Nine Levels Down’. Teen Book Club selection. On This was a good book.