by Jerry Spinelli
Maniac Magee Questions
Bring on the tough stuff - there’s not just one right answer.
- Would Jeffrey Lionel have become a legend if his parents had lived? Can legends have parents, or do they have to be orphans? (Think about superheroes—do any of them have living parents?)
- Do you think Maniac stays put with the Beales? What happens to him next?
- What would have happened if Grayson had lived?
- How would Maniac's story have been different if he were black, instead of white?
- How is Mars Bar different from Big John?
- Does Maniac do the right thing in refusing to go to school?
- What do you think happens to Piper and Russell in the future: do they turn out like their dad?
- What do you think Two Mills is like today? Still segregated?