Maniac Magee Topics for Discussion

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Topic 1

What are the circumstances that led to Maniac being orphaned? Why do you think he left his Aunt and Uncle’s home never to return? Do you think the town of Two Mills held special significance for Maniac? Is that why he settled there?

Topic 2

Describe the first time Amanda and Maniac meet. Why do you think Amanda was so suspicious of Maniac? Do you think Amanda would have given away one of her books to just anyone?

Topic 3

Discuss the Beale family and their relationship with Maniac. What are the family dynamics? Compare and contrast them to the Pickwell family of the West End.

Topic 4

Describe Maniac’s amazing sports abilities. What role do sports play in this novel? How would the text have been different if there wasn’t such a heavy emphasis on sports? Do you think this novel is appealing to both...

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