Jerry Spinelli Writing Styles in Maniac Magee

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Point of View

Maniac Magee is told through the eyes and voice of an omniscient third person narrator. The use of he, she, and it leads the reader to believe the narrator is familiar with the legend of Maniac Magee but isn’t personally involved in the story. The fact that the narrator interweaves the thoughts and feelings of the character into the story adds an omniscient element to the text.

This point of view works well for the story because it allows the reader to analyze the characters and story independently without being swayed by the opinions of a first person narrator. As the reader devours the text, he emotionally connects with the characters and rides an roller coaster of ups and downs with the characters.

Setting

Maniac Magee primarily takes place in the town of Two Mills, Pennsylvania. In the beginning of the novel, Maniac’s birthplace...

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