Max is a slow learner trapped inside of a huge, hulking body, who befriends a small boy with a giant, genius brain, and together they form an unstoppable bond. Together the two can face bullies, unhappy home lives, and whatever problem comes their way. Made into the movie, The Mighty (released 1998).
Please note: Parents may want to review content, serious themes of death and prison are woven throughout. Reading level: ages 8 to 12 years.