Freak the Mighty

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10+
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0439286069
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AN AMAZING BOOK!!
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Reader reviewed by Mackenzie

       Freak the Mighty by Rodman Philbrick was an amazing book! Maxwell and Kevin make a friendship when Kevin moves nextdoor too Maxwell. Together they are the "unstoppable". They call themselves the "unstoppalble" because they both have disabilities, but when they come together they can do anything.
       
        I rate this book a 4 out of a 5. I rate it this because
the author could have used poetic devices, but the author did have fantastic word choice overall. This book keept me at the edge of my seat all night. I hope you read this book!
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really really great
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Reader reviewed by tony

This book makes me miss childhood - well a little. Freak is a big-hearted genius of a boy in a small body. Mighty is the opposite. When Kevin (Freak) moves next door to Maxwell (Mighty) they strike up a great friendship and come to depend on eachother. Max carries Kevin around on his shoulders and Kevin teaches Max many things. It seems that what one of them lacks the other supplies. They go on crazy adventures together and learn from eachother. They get the name Freak the Mighty because before they became friends they were picked on by bullies, and afterwards, noone wanted to mess with the small kid with the brains and the big kid with the muscle. It is a great book and the characters are people you root for.
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Kind of sad. = [
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Reader reviewed by Allire

Maxwell is a big kid, he is really tall and rather large. He also has learning disabilities. Kevin "Freak" is a small kid, with a walking disability, who is also very smart. This unlikely pair make a great friendship. They learn to lean and trust each other. Kevin rides on Maxwell's shoulders to feel tall, whole Kevin treats Maxwell with care, like a human being.


This book was really touching. We had to read it in fifth grade. I have mixed feelings about the ending though. In some ways it's sad, but the way in which is sad is kind of also settling. It's hard to explain unless I just give it away, or unless someone has actually read the book.
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Loved it
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Reader reviewed by Dede

This book makes me miss childhood - well a little. Freak is a big-hearted genius of a boy in a small body. Mighty is the opposite. When Kevin (Freak) moves next door to Maxwell (Mighty) they strike up a great friendship and come to depend on eachother. Max carries Kevin around on his shoulders and Kevin teaches Max many things. It seems that what one of them lacks the other supplies. They go on crazy adventures together and learn from eachother. They get the name Freak the Mighty because before they became friends they were picked on by bullies, and afterwards, noone wanted to mess with the small kid with the brains and the big kid with the muscle. It is a great book and the characters are people you root for.
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AMAZING
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Reader reviewed by ELLEBELLE

wow. this book was AMAZING! it really showed me what friendship was all about. it was entertaining and funny, not to mention a major tear jerker. this is one book where i could not put it down until completely done. it had a way of completely captivating the reader! RODMAN PHILBRICK is great at making you feel really familiar with a character, you almost feel like part of the story.if you want to read a GREAT book, then freak the mighty would be my number one recumendation.
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