Bud, Not Buddy: Chapter 8 Summary

Adapted By Kelly Warych

From the Novel Bud, Not Buddy

By Christopher Paul Curtis

Bud is sleeping outside when he is awakened by Bugs, a boy he knows from foster care.

Bugs wants to ride the train west, where he can make money by picking fruit.  Bud says he will go with Bugs.

Bud and Bugs find out that they can sneak onto the train from a Hooverville.

The boys learn that "Hooverville" is a word for a community of people living in cardboard shacks during the Great Depression.

When Bud and Bugs try to sneak onto the train, Bugs gets on, but Bud is left behind.