An Un-Calibrated Centrifuge

Maniac Magee

Maniac Magee - Jerry Spinelli

About halfway through this book I got really nervous because I couldn't remember the ending and I thought I might have to quit it soon.


There's a lot of cringeworthy material in the book: "blacks" for black people, food words for skin color description, white savior, "today's Indians."


It never gets as bad as it could, but it's definitely not a book I'd just hand to a kid to read.


But I'm in love with Amanda Beale (she is by far the best character in the book).