Describe what Bud realizes in this chapter and what effect it has on him.
Book: Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis — Ch. 14
Read the sentence from p. 172. “I was smiling and laughing and busting my gut so much that I got carried away and some rusty old valve squeaked open in me.” What does the phrase rusty old valve describe in this sentence?
Which details from the text best support the answer to Part A?
“All of a sudden, I knew that of all the places in the world I’d ever been in this was the one. That of all the people I’d ever met these were the ones. This was where I was supposed to be.” (p. 172)
What does Bud mean when he describes the place as “the one” and the people as “the ones”? What makes him finally feel like he has found his real home?
the way a child is raised
a person that you know but isn't a close friend
to be correct according to social or moral rules