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Maniac Magee

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FC: Maniac Magee Created by Evan Podrabsky Written by Jerry Spinelli

1: Jeffrey Magee's parents were killed in a trolley wreck that sunk into the Schuylkll river. He was orphaned at age 3. He lived with his aunt and uncle for 8 years. Although, Jeffrey ran away during a school musical performance. A year later he found himself in a small, fictional town called Two Mills,PA. He soon meets a girl named Amanda Beale, who | he borrows a book from. While he runs through town he helps an unlucky child from the dreaded Finsterwald's backyard. Earning the nickname "Maniac".

2: When bully, "Mars Bar" Thompson corners Magee and tears a page from his book he is rescued by none other than Amanda. Maniac finds a temporary home at Amanda's house. He helps her family with chores and looking after Amanda's siblings. Residents of Two Mills soon make it clear that Maniac isn't welcome there, after he unties Cobble's knot. (an old but huge knot). Maniac then runs away yet again and takes shelter in the buffalo pen at the zoo. At the zoo he meets Earl Grayson a retired minor league pitcher who is now a zoo keeper. | Grayson never learned how to read, so Maniac lived with him and taught him how. Unfortunately, Grayson died in his sleep.

3: While wandering aimlessly Maniac meets Piper and Russel McNab. The brothers of John McNab, a former bully to Maniac who is now his friend. Piper and Russel are running away to Mexico, although Maniac coaxes them into coming back home with free pizza. Maniac lives in their cockroach infested house, until he finds out that Piper and Russel are making a bunker for an anticipated rebellion, and he beats Mars Bar in a footrace(running backward). He then moves back into the buffalo pen, and runs miles | every morning before everyone is awake. Mars starts to run with him but they never really talk. One day they came across Piper who leads them to Russel who is stuck on the trolley truss where Maniac's parents were killed.

4: Maniac is too scared to help Russel so he walks away silently. Although, Mars saves Russel and becomes a hero in his eyes. Maniac retreated to his buffalo pen, but soon Mars convinces Amanda to convince Maniac to come and live with her. THE END

5: Well I guess you're wondering right now, who are all these characters?! Well I'll tell you about them all. Jefferey Magee (Maniac Magee) is an 11 year old white boy who is from the "West End" of Two Mills. He is allergic to pizza and can run like no one else. Amanda Beale is a Black girl from the "East End" of town. She carries a suitcase of books around so they don't get ruined by her siblings. Well i guess now you're wondering what's the East and West end of town? Well a street strictly divides the ends of town, black people live in the East End and white people live in the West End of town.

6: If I was in this story I would be an evil innocent bystander. I would only be 1 scene, the scene where Maniac finally unties the giant knot. I would walk over to him and devour his head in front of everyone. All of the other characters would hate me because I killed Maniac. It would definitely change the outcome of the story because there would be no more Maniac and no more story. | My favorite scene was when Maniac untied the knot at Cobble's Corner, and won the year supply of pizza. Even though it took him awhile I really liked it.

7: Well this concludes my book report on Maniac Magee. Thank you for reading this. Goodbye.

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  • Title: Maniac Magee
  • Created by Evan Podrabsky Written by Jerry Spinelli
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