Freak the Mighty by Rodman Philbrick

February 21st, 2012 by Brian Leave a reply »

This is one that I should have read but never did because I taught 8th grade and this was a 7th grade class novel. This year I read through it looking specifically for nonfiction connections (there are a ton and expect a future post about that later) and I was glad I did. The voice is amazing and the story so well-paced. It’s short, only 160 pages, but every single word counts. This was his first book for youth. He had written mysteries and suspense novels for adults for 15 years previous to writing Freak the Mighty and yet, when I think Philbrick, this is the book that I think of.


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