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  • Audio Download
  • Listening Length: 3 hours and 16 minutes
  • Program Type: Audiobook
  • Version: Unabridged
  • Publisher: Listening Library
  • Audible.co.uk Release Date: 11 Mar. 2008
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002SQ7XHM

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By A Customer on 14 Jan. 2005
Format: Paperback
I bought this book for my little sister (age 11) who really LOVED it. I've just finished reading it myself (I'm 22!), and I loved it too. I know it's a cliche, but this book really will make you laugh and make you cry. The characters will stay with you long after you put the book down. This is a truly touching book for children of all ages.
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Freak the Mighty is an endearing story of loyalty and courage.

It is the story of Maxwell and Kevin: two boys who are larger than life. Maxwell is growing into a big lad. He is much taller than the other kids in his class. People call him retarded and they are all waiting for him to "go bad" because the "apple doesn't fall far from the tree". In kindergarten he was known as Kicker. But now he's in the eighth grade and he's shut out the event that traumatised his childhood.

Kevin is small for his age. He has a disease which means he's stopped growing on the outside but not on the inside. Kevin is a genius. He has a vocabulary far more advanced than his age and he loves looking up new words in his trusty dictionary.

Maxwell and Kevin become great friends and together unleash their imaginative powers to become Freak the Mighty.

I read this book in a single sitting. It is short and has a wonderfully direct narrative voice which speaks to the reader. Maxwell tells the story of Freak the Mighty. We learn how he and Kevin become friends and their bond is heart-warming. Philbrick's characterisation was excellent - Kevin's dialogue had me laughing out loud - I was utterly involved in the characters' stories and really felt the emotions of every step of their adventure.

Freak the Mighty is touched with tragedy and heartbreaking sorrow that is a part of life. It brought me to tears but it also celebrated how important a true friendship can be to transform a person beyond their fears. A wonderful and moving story. Recommended for readers age 9 and up.
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Format: Paperback
I absolutely loved Freak the Mighty. It's a cliche, but it realy did make me laugh out loud and then cry. The relationship between Freak and Max was engaging and entertaining - I especially loved the way Freak talked about his illness to Max, and the imaginary adventures they go on.
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Format: Hardcover
My nephew and I read this book together, we laughed, we cried, we didn't want it to end. This is a wonderful book for boys, the level of honesty is sometimes hurtful but necessary for the story to be so touching. This is my 4th purchase for a 4th nephew/friend!
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I was recommend this by one of the librarians and I got it as a group read for my Teen Book Group at the library back in May. Half the group read it, the rest didn't and I never got round to it. BUt 2 of the teenagers told me it was good and definitely worth a read so i kept hold of it.
I picked this up this afternoon as I wanted a quick read and this was only 175 pages with fairly big writing so I thought it would be perfect. The book is narrated by Maxwell Kane (Max) he lives with his Gram and Grim (grandparents) and his room is in the Basement but he likes being able to hide in the dark spaces, it's the only place he really can hide as he is very big for his age, so stands out in any crowd.
But everything changes when Kevin moves in a couple of doors down. Kevin is a child genius but is also tiny. He has a sort of Dwarfism. Together the pair strike up an odd friendship, Kevin ends up finding a comfortable perch on Max's shoulder and together they call themselves 'Freak The Mighty'. Kevin is like a walking dictionary and has a vivid imagination, so together they go on all sorts of adventures. Max starts to realise that he can do things for himself such as read and learn. It's like Kevin is an extra brain, teaching him things he needs to know.
But then a figure from his past comes back and Max is in danger, can the pair find a way out, and save each other.
This book is quite involved considering it is so short but I actually enjoyed it. I loved Kevin's spark, he was so happy and jumpy at everything and would also come out with all sorts of 'posh' words and long sentences that made him sound like a super brain. But he is so friendly and encouraging to Max that you can't help but become attached to him.
Max is like a gentle giant, sort of like a teen BFG.
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Format: Hardcover
My mom is a teacher,and for years she tried to get me to read this book.However,I'd heard it was kind of sad ,and I don't really like sad books.Finally,I decided to read it,and I was pleasantly surprised.Not only was it interesting,poignant,and thought-provoking,but hilarious,too.I have also read the sequel,Max the Mighty, and found it just as excellent.I am now eagerly waiting to see the movie.I recommend this book to absolutely anyone who likes reading,and if you don't like to read,you will after reading this book.
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I am currently studying to be an english teacher, and came across this book while doing an independent project for my literature class. I thought it was a very spirited novel that made me smile and cry, at the same time. There are so many themes in this novel, and more than one lesson to be learned. It is a great book to use in the classroom, and Max's character is identifiable with the loners of the school or the kids who tend to be less outgoing and less noticed. The way a child's disability is dealt with is also a good lesson for students, and of course the issue of dealing with a friend's death is present in this novel as well. It is hard for students to understand why kids their age have terminal illnesses and this book helps them to prepare for that in some way, as well as helping them to overcome their fears and unanswered questions concerning death. There is so much to be said about this work of literature but I do not have the space to say it. I think everyone should read it, especially english teachers so that they can teach it in their classes. I can only hope the movie is half as enjoyable!
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