Don't Judge a Book By It's Cover

Maggie Petersen 1/2

Analysis and Development of Theme

I think my theme"Don't Judge a Book By it's Cover", is a good theme because in "Freak the Mighty",Max didn't just take 1 look at Freak and then think "He's ugly I don't like him". Instead Max got to know him first.This act of kindness shows that we should get to know people before we judge them. Also that what really matters is what is on the inside not on the outside. Also that we should treat others the way we want to be treated. If max hadn't taken the time to get to know Freak he would of still been lonely and sad. Max didn't have a lot of friends until he met Freak. Max did the right thing and showed kindness to Freak.

Reflection and Application of Theme

I agree with the theme because it teaches people to be kind to others and friends. I think the author developed the theme well, by giving it supporting details and evidence. The author developed the theme well all through out the book because Max never leaves freaks side. Also Max is always nice to Freak even though he has a disability. This theme is relevant to my generation right now because sometimes people don't want to be friends with others because they aren't pretty or they don't have cool new stuff ( kendamas, new clothes, an electronic). Others don't like people who have physical or mental disabilities. We should be nice even if they are different. Also if we were all the same then life would be pretty boring. Your friends and my friends would all be the same and not unique. No one would need to meet new people because they would all be the same.


In "Freak the Mighty", Max is a 13 year old boy. Max lives with his grandparents. He calls them Gram and Grim. Max lives with his grandparents because his dad is in jail and his mom is dead. One day Max met this kid named Kevin but everyone calls him Freak. Freak is so tiny but so smart. Max and Freak become friends very fast. Freak tells Max the story of King Arthur. Freak love that story then has and idea to go on quests just like King Arthur did. Now they will be starting a new adventure really soon.
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About the Author

Rodman Phillbrick was born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1951. He has been writing since the age of 16. He has written over a dozen novels for adults. He has had 1 book be made into a movie which was "Freak the Mighty". He has also won many awards. Some are the California Young Readers Medal, Arizona Young Readers Award, "Capital Choice" and the "Charlotte" award.
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