Reviewed by Shivani.S (age 11)
In my opinion this is a very interesting book because it feels like you are the main character, Jeffery who wants a home with love and affection. The author also puts you in a mood of suspense because we want to know what is going to happen to the main character.
My favorite part of the book was when Maniac Magee unknotted the Cobbler’s Knot. The Cobbler’s Knot is a huge knot, which was impossible to untie until Maniac did. This book is similar to another book that I’ve read because the characters in both books run away because they don’t feel like they are a member of their family. Maniac Magee made me think ‘what is going to happen next? Will Maniac be alright or will something tragic happen to him?’
I recommend this book because it is full of surprises and suspense. The readers might have similar experiences as the characters. Maniac Magee is a perfect book for anyone who is adventurous and it’s a great book for all ages. I bet the part about the Cobbler’s Knot would interest the reader’s the most because of the time and patience it took Jeffery to unknot it.