Bud, Not Buddy *****
by Christopher Paul Curtis
Overview: Bud, Not Buddy is a book about an orphan who has run away from the people who were taking care of him. He was going to go to the country with a friend, but he doesn't catch the train. So he goes to find his father. Later in the book, he finds out that the man he thought was his father is his grandfather.
Positive elements: The ending is O.K., but I wish it was happier.
Negative elements: Bud lies a lot.
Conclusion: I think that kids 8 and up should read this book.
By Sabrina Staples, 8