Thorndike Press

Freak the Mighty

  • Rodman Philbrick
  • Offered By: Thorndike Striving Reader
  • ISBN-10: 1432861948
  • ISBN-13: 9781432861940
  • DDC: Fic
  • Shipping Weight: .85 lbs ( .39 kgs)
  • 222 Pages | Hardcover
  • Published/Released December 2018
  • Bestsellers



A Newbery Honor Book
A School Library Journal Best Book

A powerful story of a unique friendship between a troubled, oversized boy and the tiny, physically challenged genius who proves that courage comes in all sizes. This simple yet timeless story explores many themes, including bullying — an important topic in today's schools.

Grades 4-7 | Ages 9-12 | Lexile 1000


Customer Reviews

Max's description of their friendship . . . is gritty, unsentimental, sparked with Freak's wry verbal wit and Max's earthier humor, and ultimately poignant. Easily read but compelling: an intriguing and unusual story.

— Kirkus Reviews (starred)