Freak the Mighty – Read It and Rate It

Freak the Mighty
by Rodman Philbrick
Realistic Fiction

Review # 1
* * * * Stars (Great!)
Freak the Mighty was an interesting book with a tall boy named Max and a tiny boy named Kevin (or Freak).  Freak has a disorder and was told he would not live a long life, but was abnormally intelligent.  Through this book, these two boys become best friends and go on quests and adventures together.  Sadly, at the end, Freak dies because his heart was too big for his body and his organs failed.  Even though this was a sad book towards the end, I liked this book and would recommend this book.

Review #2
* * Stars (Just ok)
“Freak the Mighty” by Rodman Philbrick is a story that explores the power of friendship and imagination. The novel is centered around the unlikely bond between Max and Kevin. Max is a large boy with a learning disability. Kevin is a brilliant but physically disabled boy. Together, they form “Freak the Mighty” and embark on adventures that allow them to overcome their challenges.

This book is wonderful if younger teens want a heartfelt book. The book’s strength lies in its portrayal of friendship and courage. It also offers lessons on acceptance and resilience. However, parts of the book can sometimes feel predictable, and some of the minor characters lack depth. This book is engaging for younger audiences because it delivers important messages in a touching story. For elementary and middle school readers.

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