Freak the Mighty is a young adult novel that tells the story of the friendship between Maxwell Kane, a large boy who is mentally slow, and Kevin “Freak” Avery, an intelligent boy who is physically handicapped. Neither has an ideal life, Freak constantly plagued by medical problems and Max dealing with the release of his ex-convict father from prison, but each has something they can offer the other. They form a strong alliance and become inseparable, their friendship ultimately saving Max from being murdered by his father.

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