Bud, Not Buddy is the story of Bud, a ten-year-old orphan. Bud's momma died when he was only six years old, leaving him alone. Bud was never told who his father was, but he thinks he knows who his dad is: Herman E. Calloway. Herman is in a band in Grand Rapids, so Bud escapes from his foster home to travel from Flint, Michigan to Grand Rapids. This is a very heartwarming, touching story and I really enjoyed it. The ending was surprising and I wasn't expecting it! But it was great. I highly recommend it to readers of all ages.