Book Summary

    Jeffrey Lionel "Maniac" Magee might have lived a normal life if a freak accident hadn't made him an orphan. After living with his unhappy and uptight aunt and uncle for eight years, he decides to run--and not just run away, but run. This is where the myth of Maniac Magee begins, as he changes the lives of a racially divided small town with his amazing and legendary feats.
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    Author

    Jerry Spinelli

    Year Published

    1990

    Lexile Measure

    820L

    Categories

    8-12, adventure, Award Winning, Boys, English, Girls, in corpus, made into movie, Young Adult

    ISBN 13

    9780590452038

    Profanity

    low

    Sexuality

    none

    Violence

    mild

    Goodreads Rating

    3.86

    # Ratings

    101998

    # of Words

    36361

Book Summary

Jeffrey Lionel "Maniac" Magee might have lived a normal life if a freak accident hadn't made him an orphan. After living with his unhappy and uptight aunt and uncle for eight years, he decides to run--and not just run away, but run. This is where the myth of Maniac Magee begins, as he changes the lives of a racially divided small town with his amazing and legendary feats.
(summary from amazon.com)