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Freak the Mighty by Rodman Philbrick is about two boys Kevin aka Freak and Max Max is always putting himself down saying Im a big dumb idiot Then one day Freak comes along and Max finds fulfillment in him because he is a small smart know-it-all the exact opposite of himself Max and Freak call themselves Freak the mighty because they think they are one person The story takes place in a present day small town in the US The author chose this place probably because there are many types of people rich and poor to interact with In one such incident Freak and Max fish a purse out of a sewer then bring it to the New Testaments the real name is the New Tenements they meet one of Maxs fathers old friends Iggy Iggy tells Max and Freak all about Maxs dad The main characters are Kevin aka Freak and Maxwell Kevin is a short smart 12-year-old who treats his dictionary like a bible Max on the other hand is a tall dumb 13-year-old who doesnt really have any friends Freak and Max are like two halves that make a wholeThe theme is of the book is survival because Freak and Max have found a way to live in each other The theme is made evident in such events as when Freak dies at the end of the book Max goes crazy and breaks a window in the hospital Another such event occurs when Max said that he would not go back to school without Freak There are two conflicts in the book The first conflict is man versus himself Max is always hearing his Grim his grandfather and Gram his grandmother say that he is starting to look like him which is Kane or Maxs father Max feels that he is not wanted because he looks so much like Kane who is supposed to be in jail for killing Maxs
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