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Maniac Magee

Maniac Magee

by Jerry Spinelli

Maniac Magee Chapter 5 Summary

  • Later on that first day, at 803 Oriole Street, high school kids are being high school kids and bullying someone younger and weaker.
  • See, 803 Oriole Street is the home of Finsterwald.
  • Finsterwald?
  • Yup, you know Finsterwald—he's the old scary guy in the old scary house who's been terrorizing kids for generations.
  • Every kid in town is scared of Finsterwald. Every kid except—you guessed it—Maniac.
  • Anyway, these high school kids are dumping some poor ten-year-old over into Finsterwald's yard, and Maniac rescues him.
  • Slowly but surely, the legend grows.
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