Freak the Mighty Chapter 9 Summary

Instructor: Kerry Gray

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

In chapter nine of ''Freak the Mighty'', Kevin takes Max on a special adventure to a meaningful place. Will Max understand when Kevin tells him that '~'life is dangerous'~'?

A New Quest

Time with Kevin is never boring, and today is no different, but there is something unique about today's quest. Max can tell that the place Kevin takes him today is significant to Kevin, but he is not really sure why. In chapter nine of Freak the Mighty, by Rodman Philbrick, we will learn Kevin's secret.

The Secret

Like a knight riding a horse, Kevin steering Max while riding on his shoulders has become routine. As they walk through the town, Kevin, or Freak as he is affectionately called, creates adventures and missions that are so vivid, Max loses all sense of reality. Today, Kevin leads Max to a part of the hospital that is labeled 'Medical Research.' In exchange for a blood promise (spit on his hand placed over his heart), Freak reveals his secret to Max.

The Transplant

Freak divulges his top secret plan to become the first bionically improved human. Very soon, Kevin will be admitted to 'The Experimental Bionics Unit' of the research hospital to undergo a full body transplant. '' Bionics is the science of designing replacement parts for the human body,'' explained Kevin. It uses mechanical systems to function like living organisms. A whole new robotic body is being created for Kevin at this very moment.

Kevin is almost ready for a bionic body.
Bionic Exoskeleton

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