Book Reviews of Freak the Mighty

Freak the Mighty
Freak the Mighty
Author: Rodman Philbrick
ISBN-13: 9780439286060
ISBN-10: 0439286069
Publication Date: 6/1/2001
Pages: 192
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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4 stars, based on 53 ratings
Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks
Book Type: Paperback
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I read this book when it first came out and my children were elementary school. This is an awesome tale of friendship by two social outcasts who become the best of friends and feed each other hope for better times. There is a movie based on this book as well and is excellent.
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Read this with our grandchildren. We all loved it and had to find the movie, which was close enough to the spirit of the book to get an approval from us.
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This was a truly awesome book. I would recommend this to every young adult. It's a breath of fresh air in this "do whatever feels good" ara.
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This book, about two boys that don't fit in, joining forces to become more than the total of the two parts is a great story of triumph, love, and achievement. It really caught the interests of my at-risk students. They were able to relate to the boys and my problem readers even volunteered to read.
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Awesome book!
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Wonderful heartwarming story.
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Loved this book! It is such a heartwarming story
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The book was good. This is the ONLY time I have ever thought a movie was better than the book.
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I teach this novel to sixth graders and I find that for a novel that is 15+ years old it still is relevant to many young adults today.

Funny and heart-wrenching at the same time - a very good read. The film version , The Mighty, obviously is missing a few details (stuff you would notice only after reading it 20x per year). The actors in the film really match up to how you envision the characters when reading.
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It was fun reading this.