Freak the Mighty

Book review by Monica Wyatt, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 9+

Outcasts join forces and conquer readers' hearts.

Parents say

age 11+

Based on 24 reviews

Kids say

age 10+

Based on 104 reviews

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age 18+

This title has:

Too much violence
age 13+

Violent and disturbing

The content is highly disturbing including a seriously dysfunctional family (father who killed mother), a kidnapping, abuse and a difficult ending. Not sure a story about friendship needs such drama.

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Too much violence

Book Details

  • Author: Rodman Philbrick
  • Genre: Friendship
  • Book type: Fiction
  • Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
  • Publication date: January 1, 1993
  • Publisher's recommended age(s): 9 - 12
  • Number of pages: 169
  • Last updated: September 22, 2020

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