Maniac Magee

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Maniac Magee

Maniac Magee is about a boy who struggled throughout his life. His name was Jeffrey Lionel
Magee, sometimes known as Maniac Magee. His parents died in a trolley accident when he was
three years old. He is patient, determined, and he really wants to be loved and
understood.


He spent eight years in bizarre household of his Aunt Dot and Uncle Dan, who hated each
other but refused to divorce. They lived in the same house without speaking to each other,
using Magee as their go-between. He tried to have them talk to each other but he failed,
so in the middle of his school concert Magee screamed: "Talk to each other", and then ran
away. That was the beginning of his run and search for a real home. He ended up in the
town of Two Mills, two hundred miles away from his aunt and uncle. The Jeffrey meats a
black girl called Amanda Beale, who introduced him to the town and told him that this town
is divided by race into East and West Ends. It is with Amanda and her family that Magee
found a home. In Two Mills, he was called "Maniac Magee" after defeating John McNab, a
giant five feet eight twelve year old child, in a baseball game. McNab was a member of the
Cobras, a survivalist gang who hates and fear blacks. Magee has a strong sense of justice,
a thirst for knowledge, and an amazing lack of fear. The only time that he showed fear in
the book was when he did not walk out on trolley trestle where his parents were killed,
not even to help a frightened little boy.

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