The Mighty by Rodman Philbrick (Freak the Mighty)
Originally published as Freak the Mighty
Meet Kane Maxwell. A timid, gentle soul stuck in the body of a teenage giant with size 14 shoes. Slow in school, haunted by a dark secret in his past, he hides out in his basement room, avoiding other kids – avoiding the world. Then Max meets Kevin, a tiny Einstein in leg braces with more smarts, savvy, and attitude than any kid in town.
To the local hoods, they’re “Frankenstein and Igor,” outcasts to be despised. But Max and Kevin form an unbeatable combination, an imposing force with an iron will and a vivid imagination. Together they become The Mighty. Like knights of old, they’ll defend the weak, right every wrong – and solve the dark mystery of Max’s past.
Kevin’s thirst for adventure and Max’s unpredictable strength lead them on a triumphant quest for truth. At once gripping, heartwarming, and inspiring. Rodman Philbrick’s The Mighty proves that courage comes in all sizes.