Rodman Philbrook’s 1993 novel Freak the Mighty tells the story of two teenage boys who form an unlikely friendship. Set in New Hampshire, the book explores the importance of storytelling as well as how friends can bring out the best version of each other. The novel was the basis for the 1998 film The Mighty.


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