by Jerry Spinelli
Young Adult Literature
Yeah, we think adults could learn a lot from Maniac, too. But Maniac's story isn't geared towards the over-18 set. Nope, this is YA all the way. Maniac deals with some pretty tough experiences (when's the last time one of your friend's parents built a bunker in the living room?) but he deals with them in a way that kids can understand. And his struggle to fit in and to find a place in his family is something that every kid can understand.