Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Freak the Mighty

Freak the Mighty by: Rodman Philbrick

Released: June 1,2001

Publisher: Scholastic

Summary: A stunning young adult novel by Rodman Philbrick that tells the heartwarming story of two special ed boys who pair up to form a unique and empowering friendship. Two boys a slow learner stuck in the body of a teenage giant and a tiny Einstein in leg braces forge a unique friendship when they pair up to create one formidable human force. Made into the movie,The Mighty.

Review: Freak the mighty is a heartfelt story about two boys' mighty friendship.
The book starts off with Max. Max is a slow learning boy who is "trapped" in the body of a giant. Max always thought he had no brain. But then Kevin came along. Kevin is Max's mother friend's son who is a genius "trapped" in a small body due to his Mosquio Syndrome. Together Max and Kevin form Freak the Mighty. Together they will form the greatest team ever.
This Book was very unique,I never read a book like this. Max and Kevin both have very dark pasts,which keeps you wondering about it throughout the book. The part when Max and Kevin go to find "buried treasure" made me laugh so hard! I loved all the characters they were great and well developed.
What I didn't like about the book was how Max (the narrator) was always using sentences like:
And then she was like "whoa!"
It got very annoying at times. I also hated how the ending was so predictable. I knew it from the start.
Overall: An almost Perfect book. A Great Read!
4.5 stars

1 comment:

  1. This sounds good! I think my kids have read this and seen the movie adaptation.