Descriptive Dialogue In Jerry Spinelli's Maniac Magee

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In the book, Maniac Magee, Jerry Spinelli uses descriptive details, dialogue, actions, and thoughts to develop one of the main characters, Amanda Beale. Jerry Spinelli used descriptive dialogue because he made Amanda a very kind, gentle, reliable, and responsible young women. In the text i can tell she is kind because the book clearly stated “She stopped, turned. "Ohhhh," she squeaked. She tore a book from the suitcase, hurled it at him - "Here!" and dashed into school.” She was kind enough to give him the book even though she had to rush into school. “But Amanda Beale was also friendly. So she stopped and said "Hi" back.” Obviously it says she was so friendly she said “Hi” Back. "They're mine," she said.” She treated the books as her children

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