Thursday, November 13, 2008

Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis

Bud was sent to live in a Foster Home at the age of six, right after his mother died. He was constantly transferred from one Foster Home to another and was treated very poorly. By the age of ten, Bud decided he had enough and he wanted to "ride the rails" and go west to look for work. This plan didn't work out for Bud either. With no one left in Flint about whom Bud cared, he decided to hit the road and search for his father. During Bud's adventure to find his father he stumbles upon a lot more information about his family than he could ever even have dreamt. I felt this was a very suspenseful short book you don't want to put down until you are done reading it. I recommend it to anyone who likes to read about overcoming obstacles in life.

Melissa C.

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