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Freak the Mighty (Scholastic Gold)

(Part of the Freak The Mighty (#1) Series and Usborne Modern Classics Series)

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This description may be from another edition of this product. A 20th anniversary edition honors this unforgettable, classic story of two boys who are teased and harassed until they join forces and become invincible. Now with thirty-two pages of added content It...

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I loved this book when I read it in 6th grade, and I love it even more now!!

Great book for everyone.

I read this in the 8th grade, I didn't think I'd love it as much as I do today. The characters are so unique and have their own cute little quirks and flaws. Max is one of my favorite characters and is a prime example of why you shouldn't judge a book by its cover. Overall I think I really enjoyed this book and definitely recommend it to everyone!! And I can't wait to read the other book "Max the Mighty."

The Mighty Review

Chapters 1 and 2- The setting is in a large city. The period of time is contemparary. We meet Max (Maxwell Kane). He is large for his age and lives with his grandparents (Grim and Gram). Kevin is another new character. He has leg braces and cruches. He has an illness. He lives with Gwen, his mom. Chapters 3 and 4- The are in the basement, but which they call the down under because it is Australia. Maxwell's illness is L.D.. L.D. stands for Learning Disabled. Kevin has to hump while going up the stairs so he can get up to the top. Chapters 5 and 6- Max's dad they refer to him as HIM. You meet a new character Tony D., but his nickname for his gang is Blade. Blade is seventeen years old.Chapters 7 and 8- Max and Kevin like to be called Freak the Mighty. Them put together are nine feet tall. They are planning to go on a quest to the East. The cops had to go and get them in the mud pond. Chapters 9 and 10- Kevin goes to the doctors every few months in this Special Unit. The doctors are going to try to fit Kevin in this bionic body. Blades gang ripped off a wallet from this old lady. It is a really good book because if you are or aren't a bully you can learn a really good lesson. You will meet new characters through out the book. Just, you might be suprised what will happen next.

Freak The Mighty

This book is about a boy who is considered extremely large and dumb. He becomes best friends with a boy who is considered extremely small and smart. The large boy is named Mighty, and the small boy is named Freak.There are two main problems in this story. The first is that since Freak is so small, he is dying because his internal organs are outgrowing the rest of his body. The other is that Mighty had previously witnessed his father murder his mother, and very soon his father will be getting out of jail.This is a really groovy book because it is a "page turner." The author gives such a clear, descriptive image of each character that you can almost taste their personalities in your mouth. Freak is so smart, he even writes his own dictionary.It had a sad ending, but that doesn't change how much I loved the book. I recommend you read this awesome book and if you don't, you're missing out on a good memory.

The Best tear-jerker ever!!!!

I've read many books so far in my life and none have been so close and so in touch with real life ever. The things the author wrote are almost exactly in touch with my feelings in life. If anyone has a fan letter address for these 2 writers, please notify me. Many thanks go to the authors for writting this!!!


This book just blew me away. I had never wanted to read it before this because I thought that it sounded stupid. I mean, who would want to read a book with the title "Freak the Mighty". Well, I was wrong to think that. You have just got to read this book!

Super !!!!!!!

This book has a wonderful plot.Here are the 2 characters that make the book so good: Maxwell Cane {Kicker},the main character with a heart of gold and Kevin{Freak},a boy whose has the body of a 5 year old but, has the mind of a genius and the insides of a nomal 13 year old {which cause trouble}. They are not the most likely pair but together they are Freak the Mighty with the right combination of brains (Freak) and brawn (Max). The pair go on many exciting adventures including a trip to Loretta and Iggy Lee's house. Iggy is the leader of the panheads, a motorcycle gang feared by everyone. Loretta is Iggy's girlfriend. Iggy and Loretta know the dreadful Kenny Kane who is in jail for strangling Max's mother (which explains why he lives with his grandparents). If I tell you any more I will spoil the book for you. But I will give you one hint. Kenny Kane is back. This is a exquisite book. My teacher read it out loud and my whole six grade class roared at the funny parts and really wanted a different ending. I think Max is someone to relate to and recommend this book highly to all kids who love reading and a great story. Be sure to check out the back of the book for Freak's dictionary.
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