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  • Freak the Mighty
    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    At the end of Chapter 3 in Freak the Mighty, Max picks Freak up, places him in the wagon, and pulls him to his house to show him his room (14): I figure it's easier to show him than explain all...

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    The year that Freak the Mighty takes place is unknown. As a reader, you could consider the date as "present day." Eventually, that won't work with this book, but for now it does. The cities and...

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    Max lives with his grandparents, Gram and Grim. He has to live with them because his mother is dead and his father is in jail. Max lives in their basement. He calls it "The Down Under." It's...

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    Max has an incredibly low opinion of himself, and that is evident right from the first few chapters. He repeatedly calls himself a "butthead" in those first two chapters. He also thinks that he...

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    Each time Max describes Freak in the beginning of Freak the Mighty, he refers to the intensity of Freak’s eyes, possibly to emphasize Freak’s determined spirit. Whatever Freak lacks in physical...

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    Max calls his basement area "The Down Under." Max tells his audience about it in chapter 2 of the novel. A reader might assume that a kid wouldn't like living in a dim, worn basement, but that...

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    Max and Kevin meet Loretta Lee in Chapter 11, titled “The Damsel of Distress,” in Freak the Mighty. In the previous chapters, while on one of their quests, Max and Kevin spot what Max refers to...

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    Max Kane lives with his grandparents, Gram and Grim. More specifically, Max lives in the basement of his grandparent's house. That sounds a bit depressing, but Max seems to like it just fine....

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    That chapter is an intense chapter. Kenny, a.k.a. Killer Kane, has tied up Max. He does not want Max giving up his location to the police. Kenny then goes out to see if he can find a car....

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    In Chapter 14, Grim tells Max that Max's father is out on parole. If you will recall in Chapter 13, Max loses his self-control when Mrs. Addison tells him that a request has been made by the parole...

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    Max's first impression of Kevin when he moves in next door is that he is pretty sure Kevin wants him to die! Max has vague memories of Kevin from day care. Then, Kevin was known as the robot boy...

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    Freak has an allergic reaction to the chop suey. Max ("the Mighty" part of "Freak the Mighty") is having a tough day. His teacher tried to get him to answer questions alone, and the principal told...

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    In Freak The Mighty, Max lives with his grandmother, Gram, and his grandfather, Grim. Just before Christmas Eve, Max finds out that his father, the notorious, Killer Kane, is out on parole. Grim...

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    In the book Freak the Mighty, Maxwell Kane struggled through a difficult childhood. When he was four, his father killed his mother and was sentenced to life in prison. Max does not recall the...

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    Max is a child who is large in stature for a boy of his age. He has low self-esteem and keeps to himself. One day he meets a new neighbor named Kevin. Kevin is often called Freak by people at...

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    Max has many different problems that relate to his intelligence quota and his environment. In the book Freak the Mighty by Rodman Philbrick, Max explains in a narrative that he is not smart and...

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    Maxwell has lived a pretty isolated boring life without social relationships. Freak, whose real name is Kevin, comes along and engages Maxwell in adventures and activities that Maxwell never...

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    Freak's explanation for a robot body is that he is participating in ground-breaking medical research which will make him the first 'bionically improved human.' When Freak shows Max the location of...

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    Max and Kevin/Freak have been at the local fair on the Fourth of July when they have an argument with Tony D./Blade and his gang of bullies. They pick on Kevin due to his size and disability. Max...

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    Grim keeps calling Kevin (Freak) "poor Kevin." Max does not understand why people keep calling Freak "poor Kevin." To Max, Freak is anything but poor. Kevin is smarter than most of the adults...

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    In the book Freak the Mighty, the narrator is an adolescent living with his grandparents, Gram and Grim. The students are aware of his temper, and they call him nicknames like Mad Max. His real...

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    For me, the most meaningful part of the story is the friendship between Max and Kevin. Each of them is alienated in his own way. Max feels like an outcast because of his association with his...

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    Both boys are social outcasts. They are outcasts for different reasons, but they are still not part of the popular "in" crowd. Max is huge. I mean really big. It makes him stand out when...

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    Max is flat out afraid of his dad. I would be too, if I knew for sure that my dad had killed my mom. That is scary stuff. He's a hard man and having spent time in prison didn't exactly help. Oh,...

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    The average rating is going to depend on a few variables. It will depend on who you ask more than anything else, but the number of reviews is important too. A small sample size is going to skew the...

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    "Freak" is an intelligent boy with a huge imagination. I don't think he truly believes he will have a body transplant. Rather, that's his way of dealing with the knowledge of his own situation. He...

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    Hmmmmm, I am not really sure that "person vs. supernatural" is actually a good description of the conflict in this book; however, I will do my best to help you answer the question. The reason why...

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    It's important to Max because the gift represents the first real gift that he has ever received from someone that he considers a true friend. It is also important because Freak spent a lot time on...

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    The basement is Max's security blanket. It's his safe place. When Max was four years old, he saw his mother brutally murdered by his own father. That would be scarring. On top of that, Max...

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    This is a fun question because the "rising action events" that you ask about are actually the meat of the book! (They are also the parts that are often the most humorous.) These events almost...

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    Chapter 17 begins with Iggy taking Kenny and Max down an alley to a different apartment. We know it doesn't belong to Iggy because he tells Kenny that it belongs to some old woman that is always...

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    In Chapter 15 of Rodman Philbrick’s novel Freak the Mighty, titled “What Came Down the Chimney,” the Christmas season has arrived, and the close relationship between Kevin (“Freak”) and...

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    I think that one way that Max shows courage is in his "rescuing" of Kevin. He does not shy away from helping his friend and even though he is simply following what Kevin says, in the end, the...

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    Kevin is a hero in some very distinct ways. One clear way in which Kevin is a hero is that he saves Max. It is Kevin who risks his own life to save the life of his friend. When Max is in trouble...

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    Max's parents are obviously absent in the beginning of the narrative of Freak the Mighty as Max lives with his grandparents, whom Max, as narrator, refers to them as "Grim" and "Gram." Later in the...

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    The physical appearance of Max is described on page 26 in my edition, when Gram goes to Max and tells him that Gwen is sorry for what she said about him and also that she is delighted that Max and...

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