You Asked, We Answered: Freak the Mighty

January 8th, 2016 by

Freak the Mighty_Rodman Philbrick
On 12/30/2015, Kidsmomo reader Marie asked us for book recommendations:

Freak the mighty
what is another book like this

A little about Freak the Mighty by Rodman Philbrick, from the publisher:

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.

When we saw your message, Marie, we immediately began thinking about it:


Here are some suggestions:

  • Tangerine by Edward Bloor
  • Out of My Mind by Sharon M. Draper
  • Rules by Cynthia Lord
  • Things Not Seen by Andrew Clements
  • Bluish by Virginia Hamilton
  • When Zachary Beaver Came to Town by Kimberly Willis Holt


If any readers (especially Marie!) decide to read any of these books, please leave us a review! And if you have a recommendation for Marie, definitely leave it in the comments!

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