On pages 39 and 40, the author says, “Freak is still holding tight to my shoulders and when they ask him for his name, he says, ‘We’re Freak the Mighty, that’s who we are. We’re nine feet tall, in case you haven’t noticed.’ That’s how it started, really, how we got to be Freak the Mighty, slaying dragons and fools and walking high above the world.”
On page 151, the author wrote, “’It’s all in your head, Max, everything you can remember. Just tell the story of Freak the Mighty, no big deal.’” On page 151, the author wrote, “’It’s all in your head, Max, everything you can remember. Just tell the story of Freak the Mighty, no big deal.’”
On page 160, the author says, “That night I pulled the pyramid box from under the bed and got the empty book out of the pyramid and I’m thinking, who are you kidding, Maxwell Kane, you haven’t got a brain, and that’s the truth, the whole truth, the unvanquished truth is how Freak would say it. So I wrote the unvanquished truth stuff down…”
I believe that the theme of the novel is friendship, because friendship helps develop you and gives you social skills that adolescents need for everyday life.
Philbrick, Rodman. Freak the Mighty. New York, N.Y.: Scholastic, 1993. Print.