Nov 12

Freak the Mighty

 Author: Rodnman Philbrick

Title: Freak the Mighty

ISBN:  978-0439286060

Available at: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Goodreads

Overall rating: 5 of 5

Family Friendliness: 3 of 5

Amazon synopsis:

Two boys – a slow learner stuck in the body of a teenage giant and a tiny Einstein in leg braces – forge a unique friendship when they pair up to create one formidable human force. (Made into the film, The Mighty.)

Roni’s Review:

This author had my family coming back for more! Initially we had received this book as a gift from one of my sister’s friends. I grabbed it in a desperate hunt for family bedtime story material, and it was a great success. Not only does the humor and frankness of the book appeal to readers of all ages, it also touches the hearts of all that read this quick read. I actually had a hard time not crying while I read…but don’t think this book is sappy! Anything but! Families need to decide whether they want to discuss what murder is, and whether they are okay with scary hostage scenes before reading this with the little ones. Overall, and EXCELLENT read! Good job!!