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|spud (profile) wrote, |
on 11-01-07 at 2:57pm
|i'm assuming i'm chris?
oh... wait, hang on. i know the one you're talking about.
A Separate Peace - John Knowles
i had to look it up on spark notes. it was going to piss me off that i couldn't remember. but, honestly, there's a lot of stuff in this entry that pisses me off. Still i'll leave it for now on the good note that i found the story.
"Maniac Magee is a folk story about a boy, a very excitable boy. One that can outrun dogs, hit a home run off the best pitcher in the neighborhood, tie a knot no one can undo. "Kid's gotta be a maniac," is what the folks in Two Mills say. It's also the story of how this boy, Jeffrey Lionel "Maniac" Magee, confronts racism in a small town, tries to find a home where there is none and attempts to soothe tensions between rival factions on the tough side of town. Presented as a folk tale, it's the stuff of storytelling. "The history of a kid," says Jerry Spinelli, "is one part fact, two parts legend, and three parts snowball." And for this kid, four parts of fun. Maniac Magee won the 1991 Newbery Medal"
* Reading level: Ages 9-12
* Paperback: 180 pages
* Publisher: Little, Brown Young Readers (November 1, 1999)
* Language: English
p.s. you had a tree house?