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.