Maniac Magee Setting & Symbolism

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Address

Throughout the novel, Maniac openly discusses his longing for an address.

Maniac notes the address of the Beale’s home when they invite him to stay with them. When Grayson asks Maniac why he doesn’t go to school, he states it’s because he doesn’t have an address. Once Grayson and Maniac settle into their home in the baseball closet, Maniac proudly paints the address on the outside building.

For Maniac, an address symbolizes a sense of belonging and a permanent home.

Butterscotch Krimpets

Krimpets are Maniac’s favorite snack and they are the only food he consistently eats throughout the novel. He receives them as a Christmas gift and eats them while tackling the Cobble’s Knot.

Two Mills, Pennsylvania

Two Mills is the town where the story predominately takes place. The town is racially divided into the predominately black East End and the...

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