Freak the Mighty Chapter 18 Summary

Instructor: Kerry Gray

Kerry has been a teacher and an administrator for more than twenty years. She has a Master of Education degree.

''Never Trust A Cripple'' is the eighteenth chapter of ''Freak the Mighty,'' by Rodman Philbrick. Max and Kenny share a Christmas meal and develop plans for their future together. Will Max ever see Kevin again?

Max's Future

In chapter eighteen of Freak the Mighty, by Rodman Philbrick, Kenny Kane (Max's dad, who is also known as Killer Kane) has a plan for a lucrative future for Max and himself, but for now, they are stuck in a hideout evading police. Are better things coming for Max and Kenny?

Christmas Dinner

Footsteps in the back of the house jar Kenny awake. Phew! It's just Loretta with leftover pizza for Christmas dinner. Annoyed with Loretta, Kenny demands to see Iggy. Max is not allowed to eat the pizza or ''anything that has been touched by her hands.'' Since all the food in the refrigerator is spoiled, Max eats corn flakes with water.

Christmas dinner is cornflakes with water.

Lucrative Plans

Kenny has a plan that will allow them to live like kings. A nice RV, a warmer climate, and offerings from people who love to hear about a reformed sinner will keep them rolling in cash. According to Kenny, he will only keep Max tied up until Max realizes that his father is a good guy that never hurt anyone.

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