The Question and Answer section for Maggie: A Girl of the Streets and Other Stories is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
Maggie's neighborhood is known as Devil's Row. It is a poverty stricken neighborhood full of poor Irish children that like to fight.
Maggie's neighborhood is known as Devil's Row. It is a lower working class neighborhood full of gangs and violence.
According to the text, Pete was attracted by her "shape."
"Say, Mag, I'm stuck on yer shape. It's outa sight," he said, parenthetically, with an affable grin.