We have finished Maniac Magee. I have been asked what is the theme of the book. Here are my thoughts.
I think the theme is, no matter where you go, how much you run and hide, the trouble and problems that have created will follow. I think this because Maniac keeps running away. When his parents died and his Aunt Dot and Uncle Dan stopped talking he left.When someone defaced the Beale’s house he felt bad a and left. When Grayson died he left. He kept running and in the end he found himself with the Beales and stopped running, because everything he was running from would always chase.
A question I have been asked is, “What part of Maniac Magee moved you the most?”
Here is my reply.
The part of Maniac Magee that moved me the most is his worries, how MM (Maniac Magee) was sad and departed from the Beales, because he thought the Beales had to pay for every thing he does, and how he was able to stay strong and provide food and shelter for himself. It made me think about his feelings, how would it feel to always have a solo show, to have to find edible food every night. To be maybe expecting death each day. That is the part that moved me most.
In our class we are reading a book called Maniac Magee. Maniac is the main character. His real name is Jeffery, so I will call him MM(Maniac Magee) or Jeff. Now on with my character summary.
Jeff was orphaned when he was three years old, so he went to go live with his Aunt and Uncle. Against his luck, he moved in when the stopped talking to each other. On the night of the school play he screamed for them to talk, but the didn’t, so he left. He ran for a whole year no one knows what took him so long. He finally arived in the west side of town were no white man went because all multi-color people lived there, of course Jeff didn’t know, but he lived there and played there and was not afraid of what anyone said.