Almost too nice…

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It has been too long since I’ve been able to write! Expect a few posts today…


First up: Freak the Mighty.

It was originally introduced to me as a movie, and my father loved it, so I took it upon myself to pick up the book. It is a short read in typical middle school fashion; big phont, short chapters, simple dialogue. The hero, “Freak” is a young boy with a degenerative disease who is stuck in fantasy lands of the past and future, finding comfort in the lands of knights or robots (depending on which serves his purpose at the time). The narrator, Max, is a gentle giant, stuck in the shadow of his father – a murderer. The two misfits team up to create the unstoppable team of Freak the Mighty, mixing brains with brawn. The duo turn streets into collapsing bridges, ponds into deadly moats, old ladies into Damsels in Distress. They find adventure in everything, learn timeless lessons through the bonds of friendship, and turn out a pretty good Lifetime Movie.

 It is a cute book, recommended for children between the ages of 8 and 13.

Published in: on February 23, 2008 at 11:18 am  Comments (1)  

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  1. Some of our 8th graders did a report on this book, centered on the theme of “monsters”. Interesting to debate who the real “freaks” are in the story.

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