Maniac Magee - Jerry Spinelli

I feel as though I am slightly cheating by counting this book as one of my 105 books I wanted to read in 2013, but I just love this book and I just could not resist rereading it for the first time since 5th or 6th grade.

As I reread Maniac Magee I expected that it would lose some of the magic it held for me when I was 11, but it was exactly as I had remembered it. Of course I spent more time wondering how the heck a kid could live on the streets on his own for so long without anyone questioning it then I did as a youngster but thankfully I didn’t dwell on those pointless observations for too long and instead just allowed myself to spend a few hours revisiting my childhood and maveling at how much pleasure I could get out of a kids’ book.