Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli

Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli is an amazing story about a little boy who loses his way.  This is an adventurous and exciting book.  This boy loses his mother and father in a train accident.  The boy’s name is Jeffery Lionel Magee, but people call him Maniac.  His Aunt Dot and Uncle Dan take him in but they are always fighting.  Maniac ends up running away because he’s sick and tired of them bickering.  On Maniac’s wild running journey he runs into the east end where he meets Amanda Beale a girl who loves books.  Amanda brings Maniac home one night to have dinner and her family loves him.  When Amanda’s father tries to bring Maniac to his own home, Amanda’s family ends up finding out Maniac doesn’t have a home.  Their family decides to take him in because they feel bad he lost all the family he had.  At many points in this book Maniac changes households.  Will he find out where he belongs in life? You will have to read the book to find out more.  I would definitely recommend this book to everyone who wants to read an adventurous story.
Reviewed by pickles 101 <3


  1. I started reading this book but i stopped because i did'nt like it that much.


  2. awsome review pickles 101 <3 have u read "Loser" by Jerry Spinelli?

  3. You wrote a very good review pickles. I think a Jerry Spinelli book was a good review choice since he's such a good author. He makes you like his characters and I find myself hoping that everything will work out in his stories. Who was your favorite character in this book? Mine was Amanda, can you guess why?


  4. good review pickles101 <3. I honestly love this book and my favorite character is the kid MARS. Whats your favorite character?