Freak the Mighty
by Rodman Philbrick
We've got your back. With the Tough-O-Meter, you'll know whether to bring extra layers or Swiss army knives as you summit the literary mountain. (10 = Toughest)
(3) Base Camp
Sure, Freak's vocabulary might be a bit of a challenge (cretin, archetype, obfuscate… huh?), but it's worth the difficulty. Plus, there is a handy dandy dictionary to help you out.