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    In chapter seven, Max and Kevin join forces to escape the attack of Tony D. and his gang. With Kevin on Max's shoulders, Kevin does the thinking and directing while Max does the running. They end...

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    "The whole is greater than the sum of its parts" means that putting separate parts together to make a whole creates something greater. This is exactly what Max and Kevin discover they can do...

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    In Chapter 8, Max says that he usually just reads comic books or watches TV each day of summer vacation. Sometimes he will emerge to go to the store with Gram, but that's not very exciting. After...

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    A hook is the attention-getter and can start out with a short anecdote, a quote, or even a shocking or mysterious statement to pique the reader's interest. Rodman Philbrick starts his book Freak...

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    Maxwell Kane is kidnapped by his murderous father, Killer Kane. Iggy and Loretta Lee once knew Kane, so he calls on them to help him so he can get out of town with Max. Iggy and Loretta have to be...

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    I have never thought twice about Grim's name until I read your question. I just figured that was the nickname that Max called his grandfather. He calls his grandmother Gram, so Grim seemed to...

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    In literature, tone is the author's attitude towards the story or subject-matter. Look for words, style, and voice that represent how the author is trying to convey a message to the reader. Since...

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    I would go even further and say that the interaction between the two boys is the entire point of the plot development in Freak the Mighty. In the exposition, we learn about Kevin’s and Max’s...

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    In chapter seven of Philbrick's Freak the Mighty, Kevin and Max go to the Fourth of July celebration in town. Since Max has to carry Kevin on his shoulders, he's in full control of where they go...

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    The short answer to your question is that Max thinks Gwen is scared of him because of his size. However, this incident requires a bit more explanation. Kevin is in Max’s basement (which Max...

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    Kenny “Killer” Kane is not saying that Grim and Gram poisoned Max with literal poison. Instead, Kenny “Killer” Kane is insisting that Grim and Gram have “poisoned [Max’s mind]...

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    Maxwell Kane experiences one of the worst things that could ever happen to a kid. He witnesses the murder of his mother when he is four years-old, and then nearly ten years later, his dad kidnaps...

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    The narrator for Philbrick's Freak the Mighty is Maxwell Kane. He makes up the Mighty part of "Freak the Mighty" and his friend Kevin, who is a brain, makes up the Freak part. Max lives with his...

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    With regard to the hoodlum boy, Gram asks Max to keep away from him and his awful friends.

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    In Chapter 8, Maxwell describes his summers. He says he usually reads comic books or watches television all summer, but now that Freak is there, he can't even sleep in. Freak must be very ambitious...

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    The best description of Morquio syndrome comes from Max himself during the second time he sees Kevin, while Kevin is shouting at the moving men. Max immediately notices Kevin as the child who...

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    Maxwell Kane is a big, clumsy boy who is enrolled in the learning disabled classes at his school. As a self-conscious pubescent boy, he calls himself a butthead. The L.D. classes are not helping...

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    In chapter four of Philbrick's Freak the Mighty, Max introduces Kevin to his room. Max calls it the "down under" because it is in the basement of his grandparents' house. Freak absolutely loves the...

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    What a fun project! The best list would be one that you put together yourself with the different themes from Freak the Mighty such as friendship, overcoming obstacles, growing up, and...

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    Well, keep in mind that this is an opinion question so your "first impressions" might be different from my "first impressions" of Freak the Mighty. That being said, I am happy to share my own...

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    In chapter one of Philbrick's Freak the Mighty, Maxwell describes his past in daycare and his current pubescent life with Grim and Gram. Back in daycare, when he was about four years old, Max had...

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    Chapter three of Philbrick's Freak the Mighty is when Max and Kevin are getting to know each other better after their first awkward meeting the day before. Kevin is playing with a toy he calls an...

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    The main thing that makes Gwen likable in Freak the Mighty is that she continues to love, nurture, and stick with Kevin for his entire life. Keep in mind that Loretta tells us that Kevin’s dad...

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    One would think that killing someone is enough to send them to prison for life. Somehow, probably for good behavior, Killer Kane gets out of prison early. The first thing he does is kidnap his own...

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    The answer to this question depends on where you are in the novel. For example, Max feels differently about Kevin when he first meets him in daycare as opposed to the end of the novel when Max...

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    There are two main problems in Freak the Mighty: one has to do with the villain of the novel and the other has to do with Kevin’s birth defect. The first main problem has to do with the villain...

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    A hero is someone who demonstrates courage, performs brave deeds, and exemplifies noble qualities. This definition can be applied to both Maxwell and Kevin in Freak the Mighty. Both boys face...

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    The first time Kevin visits the "down under," Max's basement bedroom, the two boys have a conversation that begins with Kevin explaining why he calls his mom the "fair Gwen of air." This, of...

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    At the beginning of Chapter 9, “Life Is Dangerous,” in Freak the Mighty, Max believes they are going on another quest or adventure - like normal. However, this journey, according to Max, was a...

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    Max and Kevin are as different as two people can be, yet the qualities that one lacks, the other has. When the two of them form a friendship, they form a bond that creates the persona they both...

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    External conflicts refer to the obstacles, struggles and trials that exist outside of a character. Internal conflicts, on the other hand, have to do with a character's inner (conflicted) feelings,...

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    Kevin, also known as Freak, has a small crippled body with an enormous brain. He speaks as if he already has a PhD in science and sometimes acts like a knight in King Arthur's court. He has so much...

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    Gwen, Freak's mother, is startled when she first sees Max. Max was showing Freak his room in the down under when he heard his mother calling for him. Freak decides it's about time that he heads...

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    Chapter 11, titled "The Damsel of Distress," is the story of Kevin and Max attempting to do a good deed and the terrible payment they get for their troubles. The boys find a purse in a storm...

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    In bits and pieces, Max describes his physical appearance in the first several chapters of Freak the Mighty. On pages 3 and 4, Max overhears Grim and Gram talking about how Max resembles his...

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    Let's start with differences between Max and Kevin, because those are more obvious. First there is the obvious difference in looks between Max and Kevin. Max is huge. I mean he is a really big...

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    I'm going to guess that your question is referencing Chapter 11, in which Kevin and Max attempt to return Loretta Lee's stolen purse. In this chapter, Max quickly gets a bad feeling about the...

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    In Chapter 5 of Freak the Mighty, Max takes a “timeout” so to speak. Max just got done showing Freak his bedroom when the Fair Gwen began looking for him. Gwen spots the wagon they were using...

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    Maxwell loves his grandparents because they are loving and supportive. There's no language to suggest that he hates his grandparents in the story. In fact, on the very first page Max says, "bless...

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    At the beginning of the story, Max is in what he calls L.D. classes, which stands for "learning disabled." Because Max is shy, he does not want to talk as much as the average child. Also, by age...

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    The first time Max and Freak are pursued begins in Chapter 6 titled "Close Encounter of the Turd Kind." Max and Freak have been reunited recently, and they go to the fireworks to celebrate the...

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    Kevin, one of the main characters in Freak the Mighty goes through a dramatic change that we witness through the eyes of his best friend, Max. While this change is tragic, it allows other...

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    On the very first page of Freak the Mighty, we learn that Max earned the name "Kicker" in daycare. According to Max, he would kick "anyone who dared to touch [him]." Without hesitation, Max would...

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    It's more than just the way Maxwell resembles him, Grim says that night in the kitchen, the boy is like him, . . . " The above quote is taken from Chapter One of Freak the Mighty. Max is...

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    Many of Max's dislikes in Freak the Mighty can be linked to his severe low self-esteem issues. From the beginning chapters, we know that Max doesn't like himself for a couple of reasons. He refers...

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    Early on in the novel, we learn that Max's bedroom is in the basement of Grim and Gram's house. In fact, Max himself says, "... but do I complain about the crummy panelling, or the rug that smells...

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    The "name" of "Freak the Mighty" is not really the thing that gives Max more self-confidence. “Freak the Mighty” is simply a label for the powerful friendship and incredible team that exists...

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    There could be several reasons why Freak made up the story regarding his bionic body. After he dies, Max is clearly distraught, and even slightly hurt, that Freak lied to him. This is where the...

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    In the first chapter of Freak the Mighty, we learn that over time, Max has earned several nicknames from others and he has even given himself some nicknames. On page 1, Max says, "Called me Kicker...

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