Freak the Mighty

Freak the Mighty


Two boys a slow learner stuck in the body of a teenage giant and a tiny Einstein in leg braces forge a unique friendship when they pair up to create one formidable human force. (Made into the film, The Mighty.) * A wonderful story of triumph over imperfection, shame, and loss. School Library Journal, starred review Compelling...written with energy and...humor. The Bulletin for the Center of Children's Books

Author: Philbrick, Rodman

Language: English | Copyright: 1998 | Age Range: 11 and up

Vocabulary Words

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  • bulkhead
  • ritzy
  • divulged
  • redeemed
  • tenements
  • converging
  • clunky
  • tricycle
  • manifestation
  • ballpoint

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