Freak the Mighty Author:W. R. Philbrick, Bonnie Verburg A stunning young adult novel by Rodman Philbrick that tells the heartwrenching story of two ³special ed² boys who pair up to form a unique and empowering friendship. Two boysa slow learner stuck in the body of a teenage giant and a tiny Einstein in leg bracesforge a unique friendship when they pair up to create one formida... more »ble human force. Made into the film, The Mighty.« less
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.