Freak the Mighty

Freak the Mighty

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Aug 08, 2020

The book “Freak The Mighty” is about two neighbours that meet each other, and are both different but also similar in ways. Furthermore, they both have disabilities. One is super tall and strong, the other is super short and weak. While Max (the tall one) has a learning disability, Kevin (the short one) wears leg braces. After talking and becoming closer, they start going on quests. They refer to the quests as "Freak the mighty". They both end up bonding really well because they can relate to each other. They both have problems at school. While Max gives Kevin a helping hand when he can’t reach something or is too weak for it, Kevin helps Max with his studies that he is struggling with. Kevin also helps Max stand up for himself when he is quiet. Overtime they become great friends. They also have to face many problems together, especially Max and his insecurities about his father, and his past. People bully Max, referring to his father as “Killer Kane” and Kevin helps Max get over his sadness. They both learn lots of life lessons from each other. Since both of them have lots of struggles in different ways, one helps the other in different circumstances. And they try to think through problems together. Upon reflection, I think this book is good because it teaches you lots of life lessons as well as it being enjoyable, the conflict is interesting and the book really catches your attention, because of the events that take place. I highly recommend this book for anyone who is 10 years old all the way through 17 years old. I think that this book specifically can teach lots of lessons to these age ranges, since it shows the point of view of two unique people in a school, in addition to it having lots of life lessons for a student.

Nov 21, 2019

My 10 year old son LOVES this book alot!

Sep 06, 2019

This is probably my all time favourite book; I honestly could not say how many times I’ve read it. It has so many little lessons, and truly teaches one not to judge a book by its cover.
I would highly suggest that everyone add this to the top of their reading list, no matter your age.

GCPL_Teen Jun 29, 2017

This tale of unlikely friendship is uplifting without being unbelievable or cheesy.

ArapahoeBethM Aug 12, 2016

One of my all time favorite children's books, great for adults as well. Middle school is hard enough, but when you have a disability to boot, life gets pretty rough. Amazing story of how two such teenage boys combine their strengths to form a close friendship and challenge the bullies around them. Must read!

Feb 16, 2016

Really good book. As good as the movie. Highly recommend, for teens and up. I am a grandmother and I hope I can get my grandsons to read it. It does have a sad ending, but life is not all happy, happy, happy. Lots of learning happens.

Feb 15, 2016

this is a great read for all,
i love the two characters and the difference between them both and how they become one team, slaying dragons and walking high above the world.
this book is a great example of a really good friendship. if you like cliffhangers and page tuners this is the book for you!!

Nov 16, 2015

Great book, but has a sad ending.

Jul 22, 2015

I liked Freak the Mighty because it was about one guy who's 8 Ft and Freak who's 2 Ft. The ending was sucky.

Aug 02, 2014

I loved this book very much , and it was really sad at the end

Jun 01, 2014

I really LOVED this book!!!!

May 30, 2014


May 28, 2014

this boob was so sad it made me cry it was so heart warming yet interesting and i want to be like them one day.

semi1 Jun 28, 2013

Very good book. Try watching the movie, that was good too, but with different details.

Feb 27, 2013

One of the best books I have read in a very long time :)

Feb 06, 2013

Freak is like the imaginary friend all of us wished we had. Comfort when times get tough, support in bad decisions, (SPOILER ALERT) and he even got the courage to defend max when his dad nearly killed him. This is a touching story with extremely tremedous vocab and I recommend this book for alll readers.

ambersmith Aug 08, 2012

its a really good book and the ending made me cry. i recommend it

catbluecurious Jul 03, 2012

This was a great book! It was suspenseful and well written. I loved the friendship that is portrayed between the two friends in the story. There is a quote " You don't find many friends like Freak." It's true some people never find a friend that will stick by your side even when things get tough. I have read this book when I was younger but this time I read I understood more about their friendship and how its not so easy to make a friend. The characters Max and Freak have a friendship that is sacred and trustworthy in every way. This a book every child should read. It is definitely worth the read! Great story :)

reddevil7910 Dec 17, 2011

My class read this book in english class and i really did love it! it tells an amazing story about two boys who learn from each other about life. With Max's help Kevin(Freak) is able to have some one to carry him around and take him on amazing adventures and quests.With Freaks help,Max has a brain to help him with life.This book is very suitable for any age group in my opion due to its touching story.A truely amazing tale!

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