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Maniac Magee

Maniac Magee

by Jerry Spinelli

Analysis: Tough-o-Meter

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(2) Sea Level

We're not going to lie: Maniac deals with some serious topics. But even though death, loss, hatred and fear all play a role in the book, Maniac is still a kid, and he approaches these roadblocks in his journey like a normal kid, in normal-kid language. (Except for the running hundreds of miles, of course.)

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