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Freak the Mighty

Freak the Mighty

by Rodman Philbrick

Cunning and Cleverness Quotes

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Quote #1

I never had a brain until Freak came along and let me borrow his for a while, and that's the truth, the whole truth. (1.1)

First line in the entire book and Max chooses to tell us he's a dummy. What effect does this have on us as readers? Should Max have let us make our own decisions?

Quote #2

This time I don't say huh because then I might have to explain how I'm an L.D., and reading books is the last thing I want to do. (4.25)

Why doesn't Max want Freak to know that he's learning disabled? Does he think it's something to be ashamed of? Would Freak even care?

Quote #3

"You should hear him talk. I think the rest of him is so small because his brain is so big." (5.25)

Max jumps to Freak's defense when Grim starts to doubt how smart he is. But we're pretty sure this is more than just standing up for a friend. Max is in awe of Freak's intellect.

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