Saturday, December 5, 2009

Student Saturday

Student Saturday is where I post the reviews my students have done on books they have read for my class. These are their reviews and their opinions and theirs alone.

Bud Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis
Reviewed by Student Jamari

Bud Caldwell is a ten year old African American Orphan and main character/narrator of the story. The story begins when Bud is still six years old and lives at home with his mom. He struggles with not knowing his father. Bud's mom and he have an enjoyable life together, spending time doing things like reading from his favorite book 20,000 Leaks Under the Sea, also known as 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne. Finding his mother dead after a few days of her being "sick" changes Bud's life forever. However, He is sent to an orphanage, which he calls "The Home", and it is here that he meets Bugs, his best friend.

I knew that the book would have something to do with a troubled African American kid, but after reading it, it blew my mind even farther. Bud sort of reminds me of Huckleberry Finn, a troubled kid on the Lam. I'd probably recommend this book to my mom because she'd find it unbelievably funny.


  1. Excellent review, Jamari! I love what you said about the book blowing your mind even farther -- beyond what you'd expected. Thanks for sharing this.

  2. I've seen this book a zillion times, but never read it--I didn't know it was funny! Now I might actually go read it...

  3. Way to go Marissa! WOW! I can see that kid going places!

  4. On the other Student Saterday!