Reviewed by Rachel S. (age 10)
I like this book because Maniac Magee could not only untangle any loop or run on the railroad tracks but he taught many people racism did not matter! My favorite part was when Hester and Lester swore over a book to never take another bath! Jeffery and Amanda were like purple because they would fight (like red) then calm down (like blue) Red and blue creates purple! I liked how the novelist tied sad in with the happiness!
I would recommend this book because Jerry Spinelli knows how to paint a picture in your head and make you feel like you are there watching every move the characters make. If you like adventure, sadness and happiness all tied together you should consider this book!