Did your grandmother ever tell you, "You can't judge a book by a cover"? Well, it turns out it's true; appearances can be deceiving. Just ask Max. Everyone thinks he's going to be exactly like his dad just because he happens to look like him. And how about Freak, a little guy with a huge personality. In Freak the Mighty, both of our main squeezes have to battle against others' perceptions of them based on their appearance. But these two are able to see past the outward appearance to what is inside: a big brain (Freak) and an even bigger heart (Max).
In Freak the Mighty, appearances are always deceiving.
If Freak weren't so tiny and Max weren't so big, they never would have been friends.