4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Brilliant, heartwarming, and wonderfully written.,
This review is from: Freak the Mighty (Paperback)
I actually bought this by mistake, thinking it was a quirky Chuck Palahniuk type read, and was expecting a dark and twisted story about the cynical camraderie between a cripple and an outcast giant and their subsequent exploits. As a 32 year old guy who shuns magazines, television and most fiction as junk food for the brain, and preferring true life crime and travel, it's completely not the sort of book I would ever pick up if not for the aforementioned mistake. However, a fortuitous mistake it was: this book is awesome. It's aimed at children, but is so brilliantly written that if you can remove yourself for long enough to be immersed in your younger mind you'll get through this book in a few hours and remember how wonderful reading felt when you were a kid with a good book.
If life ever blesses me with children, this is the sort of book I will recommend when they become young adults.