This week in class we finished reading the book Maniac Magee. This book had a lot of themes but one that stood out to me threw out the book is “all people are created equally”. This theme stood out to me becouse in the book there was a town. The town was split up onto two areas, the west side had white skins and the east had black skins. Maniac Magee was from the west side. When he ran away he went to the east side and found a friend named Mars Bar. Everyone new not to eat or drink from the opposite skin color. Maniac however ate the same snack bar that Mars Bar ate. Everyone thought Maniac Magee had done the unthinkable. Not only this but Maniac and Mars Bar became friends.
A part in the story that affected me is when Grayson died. This affected me because Maniac was just getting to be good friends with Grayson. This event also affected me because Grayson was a very caring person. He was also like a second father to Maniac Magee.
Maniac Magee is the main character in the book we are reading. Maniac Magee is an orphan who lived with his Aunt Dot and Uncle Dan. His real name is Jeffery Lionel Magee. Everyone calls him Maniac because he “crazy” and very fast. Maniac Magee finds a friend named Amanda Beale. She was the first person to actually stop and talk to Magee. Later in part one Magee becomes a part of the Beale family.