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.