Bud Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis
If you follow me on Instagram you’ll know that when I finished reading Bud, Not Buddy I said that I loved it so much I wanted to marry it. I don’t know if you can marry a book but if you can, I’m first in line!
There’s so much to love about Bud, Not Buddy. Bud has grown up in an orphanage being placed there after his mother died when he was only six. But Bud doesn’t dwell on his sadness of losing his mother. In fact, he’s a character: he’s a sturdy little guy who can handle himself in most situations and even creates a list of rules to follow titled something like: “Bud Caldwell‘s rules and things having a funner time and making a better liar out of yourself”, which I figure when you’re 10 is probably a good list to have.
So Bud is in search of his father and thinks he’s figured out who it is. He just has to get there and his troubles will all be over. Oh if only life were that easy, right? I don’t want to spoil anything but you MUST read this book. It will appeal to everyone. And Deza Malone is in it and you know how much I loved her.
Perfect for The Diversity Reading Challenge as it features an African American child on the cover. It’s so so great; this will be a re-read whenever I need a pick me up! No wonder Bud, Not Buddy won the Newbery!
Have you read it?