Bud, Not Buddy - Chapter 17 Summary & Analysis

Christopher Paul Curtis
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Chapter 17 Summary

Bud begins to take his responsibility with the band as he mops the floors, while imagining being a part of 20,000 Leaks Under Sea book. This is the book that Bud's mother, Angela, regularly read to Bud when he was small. Bud remembers the story differently, as well as daydreams about being a part of the story.

This is Bud's first real encounter in the band's crew, so he is mystified by the music, especially Thug's drums. One can sense Bud's growing admiration for the music and the music bug has bit, as the reader can tell he wants to be part of the band. He has never been this close to live music and respects the music so much he cannot find words to speak when Miss Thomas and the band are thankful for his cleaning and brag on him. He is so...

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