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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His father killed his mother when Max was 4 years old.

I feel it was kinda rushed in places and was a tad violent for a children’s book. You will also meet Freak who also gets bullied but for having disabilities who also has no friends. Teen Book Club selection. I also enjoyed the dictionary Freak made for Max at the end. I think it is a remarkable example of literary workmanship. 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. And ‘Nine Levels Down’.

I liked the way the author gave figurative language like alliteration and metaphors. If so, did you feel bad about it later — and what did you do to make it right? Killer Kane swears that he did not murder Max’s mother and calls himself “a man of God”. Want personalized picks that fit your family?


I’d estimate that I’ve read it aloud to my students some 40 to 50 times now. 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.

Freak the Mighty, of course. The Fair Gwen moves away, with a new man she is in love with, and Max misses Freak’s funeral, staying in his room, the “down under” for months.

Freak the Mighty Book Review

The story is told by Max’s point of view as you will find out. Personalize Common Sense for your family. I think this because I liked how the author included 2 different boys who at the end of he story are really close friends.

It was an interesting story for the most part.

Want to Read saving…. A lot of it was unrealistic, especially with the father, but it kept the story interesting. View all 8 comments. How Tech Is Changing Childhood. Throughout the story, it has been gradually revealed that Max’s father killed his mother by strangling her, and that Grim and Gram dislike his father and are afraid of Max ending up like him.

Everyone is afraid of him because he looks so much like his old man, someone you know right away is a very bad guy. I rate this book a 5 out of 5 stars.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. The novel is set in a version of Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Is it any good? This was a good book.


Freak the Mighty is a young adult philnrick by Rodman Philbrick. Sep 30, Brenna rated it pbilbrick was amazing Shelves: The book made it seem like your really stupid if you have one. The genre of this book is fiction. 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.

User Reviews Parents say Kids say. It’s the story of an unlikely friendship between a very small boy with health problems and a short life span, and a very large boy whose childhood miguty been pretty rough.

Freak the Mighty

The book also includes a humorous dictionary. He teaches Max how to use his imagination to create exciting adventures: November Learn how and when to remove this template message.

The author really means that Max cried a lot at one point. In Kevin’s dictionary, he says mightty 70 cm tall and Max is cm tall, which would make him about 6’3″. Based on 74 reviews.