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How are Max and Kevin similar and different ?

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I believe that you are referring to Max Kane and Kevin (Freak) from Philbrick's book "Freak the Mighty."  

One similarity between the two boys is that they are both judged by their outer appearance.  Max is a big kid.  Really big, but that's not the main physical characteristic.  Max looks just like his dad . . . the dad that murdered his mother.  Everywhere Max goes he feels people making that comparison.  Freak is also judged by his looks.  He's freakishly small.  Like 3 feet tall and has to walk around on crutches.  Despite people's best intentions, it would be almost impossible to not make a snap judgment about Freak based...

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