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Freak the Mighty

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Freak the Mighty is a classic tale of friendship between two outsiders who couldn’t be more different. Freak is the brain and Max instills awe because he is so big. The book is not only full of adventure,but has humorous and tragic moments as well.


  • HONOUR Judy Lopez Memorial Award
  • WINNER New York Charolotte Award


  • GALLO, Donald R. (ed.): On the Fringe (Speak 2003) Stories about outsiders.
  • OATES, Joyce Carol: Big Mouth & Ugly Girl (HarperCollins 2002) Story of an unlikely friendship.
  • Carrie (1976) Outsider with telekinetic powers is pushed too far; based on King's novel.
  • The Outsiders (1983) Classic movie based on Hinton's novel.
  • BENIOFF, David: City of Thieves (Viking 2008)
  • PHILBRICK, Rodman: Coffins (Forge 2002)