Maniac Magee - Chapters 36 – 40 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 36. Maniac makes a deal with the boys stating if they go to school for a week he will show them the shortcut to Mexico. A week comes and goes and Maniac offers them a new deal. This pattern continues for a few weeks. Although school is tough for the boys, they are beginning to like all of the attention they are receiving because of giving Maniac shelter.. One day, Maniac presents the boys with the same offer but Russell and Piper add a stipulation. They want Maniac to stand in Finsterwald’s backyard for 10 minutes in exchange for them going to school for a week. Maniac agrees and extends the dare by offering to knock on Finsterwald’s door. The neighborhood cringes in fear for Maniac and watches him go up to Finsterwald’s porch and knock. A person answers and a conversation, inaudible to the crowd...

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