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Spinelli has written the novel in third person "He said," as opposed to "I said," which is called first person , using an objective viewpoint in which the thoughts and feelings of the characters are not revealed. Jeffrey lived in Bridgeport with his parents until he was three years old. During that year he became an orphan. His parents were killed in a trolley accident over the Schuylkill River.
After Jeffery Magee's parents die in a car accident, he is sent to live with his aunt and uncle. However, their fraught marriage drives him to literally run away to the city of Two Mills, Pennsylvania. Jeffery soon earns her friendship through his interest in reading and begins to grow in notoriety due to his associations with black children and adults, confrontation of town bullies, and wowing of crowds in a series of sports games. Maniac moves around from house to house, living with the Beales, then with the zoo keeper Earl Grayson , and then with the McNabs.
Please join StudyMode to read the full document. This is a story about a kid name maniac Magee. He ran for miles until he reach this town that was split in to two part.