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Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli
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Aug 29, 11

bookshelves: kids_materials_class, awards, children-s_lit, fiction
Read on August 28, 2011

A lot of people stop reading children's books altogether at some point, usually because they start seeming overly simple. I still like reading them from time to time, though, and this book is the perfect example why. It's not simple, it's just pared down to the purest storyline. No fancy author's tricks and writing cartwheels. Just a straightforward, honest, and heartfelt story about family and friendship, with no camouflage at all. It's sometimes nice to go back to a story that just tells me what it has to say without any games. It reminds me about why I fell in love with reading in the first place.
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