Maniac Magee - Study Guide Chapter 27 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 27 Summary

Grayson reveals more about his life. His parents were drunks, he was put in special classes, but when the teachers gave up on him, at fifteen, he ran away from home. With Magee here, Grayson beings working part-time so he has more time to learn to read. He learns the alphabet, has no trouble with consonant sounds, and struggles with learning his vowels. Magee is a good teacher and challenges Grayson. Soon he is able to read his first sentence, "I see the ball."

Chapter 27 Analysis

Grayson and Magee's pasts are somewhat similar in that they both run away from caretakers that were poor role models. Grayson's were too busy being drunks and Magee's, too busy fighting. It appears that even if Grayson really wanted to get an education as a child, the school he attended viewed him as a lost cause. Grayson is clearly taking learning...

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