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  Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis

Review by: Jaime F.
Illinois, Grade 7

The book Bud, Not Buddy is about a boy named Buddy Caldwell, who has been an orphan since the age of six. As an orphan, he had many struggles and suffered a lot. When he was at his foster home, he decided to escape in search of his father. On his search, he went through a lot of hardships and lessons. One part that really stood out was when his band teacher made him say his motherís name in front of all the students. He got very embarrassed and humiliated. Personally, I thought that was very mean.

Overall, I liked this book a lot. It teaches you life lessons and really to be grateful for what you have because Buddy doesn't have his real mom and dad. I also enjoyed the book because it can be very intense and suspenseful. Another reason why I like it is because I can relate to it. The part I can relate to is when his band teacher hated him.

I recommend this book for people who like suspense and intensity. It teaches a lot of life lessons that everybody should know. Itís a very sad but amazing book. This book is mainly for children in 5th grade up to 8th grades.

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