Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli is about a boy named Jeffrey Lionel. Jeffrey’s parents died when he was only 3 years old in the P&W high-speed trolley into the city and on the way back they were on board when the P&W had its famous crash. Then Jeffrey was sent to his nearest relatives Aunt Dot and Uncle Dan and they both hated each other but because they were strict Catholics they would not get a divorce. Maniac then runs away and never comes back. But Maniac kept going into different families like the Beale family, a buffalo pen, and with Grayson. Hope you like the book.