He carries a dictionary with him. Start of a Friendship The exposition ends with Max and Kevin becoming friends. What exactly does it mean to come of age? Killer Kane catches her and starts to strangle her. After he's safe and sound, things settle down a bit, and Max even starts doing better in school. Kevin has to wear braces on his legs and walk with crutches.
He outgrows the kicking phase, and now everyone just calls him Max. Book Summary Freak the Mighty is not one person, but two — two eighth graders who join forces to face the personal demons and adversities in their lives. However, some time later, Max saves Kevin's toy from a tree and they start to become friends. In fact, he closely identifies with King Arthur, who as a young, weak boy is the only one in Camelot who can pull the magical sword Excalibur out of its stone. He is told that the hard labor he must perform, digging five-foot holes in the dried up soil where Green Lake once sat, is meant to build character.
Before his death, Kevin gives Max a blank book to write down their adventures together. Max recalls the research center Freak had mentioned earlier and rushes there, only to discover that Freak lied and that the research center in question is nothing other than a commercial laundromat. Who was your favorite character and why? Afterward, the two boys help each other out with Freak acting as Max's brain and Max acting as Freak's legs by carrying him around everywhere on his shoulders, allowing Freak to partake in activities he couldn't do before, such as a basketball game. Freak the Mighty is considered a party of the young adult fiction genre, a literary collection geared towards readers ages 12 to 18. Freak the Mighty falls under two literary genres.
Dantz' he has explored the near-future worlds of genetic engineering and hi-tech brain control in books like 'Hunger', 'Pulse', 'The Seventh Sleeper'. Ask students to think about who the narrator is and describe him or her. But there are very fewer books which are this much interesting. He gets a computer from his mom with some fancy newfangled invention called a modem that lets him dial up to the school computer. He attempts to help rescue Max when he was kidnapped by his father. It didn't help that people were afraid of him. Luke knows he has to blend in, but he lives in constant fear that his behavior will betray him.
Together, they were Freak the Mighty. Kevin uses his vocabulary as a weapon and teaches Max how to use the dictionary, his favorite book. He explains that he is getting his new robotic body and he won't have time to write their adventures; he'll be too busy learning how to walk with long legs. Finally, after he is subdued by security, Freak's doctor explains that there never was a secret operation. Together, they become Freak the Mighty. He is usually pretty grim, thus explaining why Maxwell gave him the nickname, although in reality he is a pretty friendly person.
Kevin has , where the outside of his body cannot grow. All his life he'd been called stupid. All his life he'd been called stupid. Which is just going to make this book more than attractive to read. The main character of the book about which all the story of the book is a boy known as Maxwell Kane. He hates his father, whom he witnessed killing his mother, Annie. After having a on his birthday, Freak is admitted into the hospital, where he gives Max a blank book, telling him to write the story of Freak the Mighty in it.
Max also has very low self-esteem because of a learning disability that makes him feel stupid and because of his family. On one adventure they find a woman's purse in the storm drain. Kevin has an extraordinary intellect but has been crippled from birth and wears leg braces. After You Read Questions to Discuss Lead students in a discussion of these focus story elements. Genre often determines which shelf a book goes onto in a bookstore, and many people have favorite genres of books and other stories. Isabel is a Cuban girl in 1994.
Killer Kane ends up being paroled, and he kidnaps Max on Christmas Eve. He writes for a long time. The place we are talking about here is known as Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Maria Magher has been working as a professional writer since 2001. Funny, scary, suspenseful, and wise, this book can help young readers accept kids who seem different from them.