Freak the Mighty

by Rodman Philbrick

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Book Information

Publication Date: March 1, 2013

Reading Level: Lexile Measure 930L, Scholastic Guided Reading Level W

Interest Level: Grades 6 - 8

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Number of Pages: 213 pages

Approximate Word Count: 58,560 words

Audible Book Length: 3 hrs and 16 mins

Book Themes: Isolation, Appearances, family, Friendship, Cunning and Cleverness, Lies and Deceit

Genre: Young Adult Literature, Coming-of-Age

Setting: Anytown, USA

Important Quote: Books are like truth serum-- if you don't read, you can't figure out what's real.

First Line: I never had a brain until Freak came along and let me borrow his for a while, and that’s the truth, the whole truth.

Point of View: First Person (Central Narrator -- Max)

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