Freak the Mighty

Rodman Philbreek

Book Summary

Freak the mighty is about a year in Kevin’s and Maxwell’s lives. It starts with them meeting, summer adventures,life threatening events, their return to school, and Max’s Christmas Eve kidnapping from his murdering dad. The boys eventually do get back together it doesn’t last long. Kevin's health problems take over his little body causing him to past leaving only One half of Freak the Mighty. Maxwell eventually learns how to live life again without his best friend.

Characters

  • Maxwell- A big tough teddy
Elden Henson
  • Kevin- imagination filled kid who's max's best friend
Kieran Culkin
  • Gram- Max's grandmother
Gena Rowlands
  • Gwen (the fair Gwen)- Kevin's mother aka the superstar mom
Sharon Stone
  • Loretta-Helps Max and freak escape; alcoholic/smoker
Gillian Anderson

Setting

The time and place of Freak the Mighty was during the summer in the down-under aka Max's private place and outside. During the summer Max and Kevin slayed dragons together outside. In the down-under Max did his thinking there, ran away to his private place to over think/ think about everything possible.

Theme

The theme in this novel is the power of friendship, braveness and living life to the fullest. The power of friendship between Freak and Max is shown a lot throughout the book. The boys shows it doesn't matter what size you are or what flaws you have friends always are there for you. Living life to the fullest is important in the book because they had fun not caring what others thought about them knowing they had each at the end of the day. Braveness was the most important because they ran it to all kinds of bumps in the road but still kept going without giving up.