Saturday, May 14, 2011

Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis

Title: Bud, Not Buddy
Author: Christopher Paul Curtis
Reviewer: Stephanie
Genre: YA Fiction
Rating: Love
Alerts/Warnings: None
Premise: Ten-year-old Bud, a motherless boy living in Flint, Michigan, during the Great Depression, escapes a bad foster home and sets out in search of the man he believes to be his father--the renowned bandleader, H.E. Calloway of Grand Rapids. (

Opinions: This book has a huge range of emotions. It is funny, sad, tense, frustrating. And through it all, has a soul to it that makes you feel truly connected to Bud. Poor Bud, has been shuffled through rotten foster care homes since the death of his Mama. Through it all he has developed his how to get by and have fun rules that are peppered throughout the book. As he goes on a journey to find his father he also journeys to finding out who is Mama really was. This is a beautifully moving book. I really love it.

PS On a slightly connected note. I saw a play of this book and I seriously almost wet myself when they were doing the part about peeing in the pool. It was SO funny. And it is SO funny in the book too. You’ll just have to read it to find out what was SO funny. J

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