In chapter 6, when Bud is waiting in line for a meal, he is forcefully pushed out of line by someone else. When Bud tries again, he is almost beat for it but is saved by a stranger who calls Bud "Clarence." Why do you think this man offered help to Bud in this situation?
In chapter 7, Bud finds out that Miss Hill has gotten married and moved to Chicago. When Bud leaves he is thinking about things his mother had told him years ago. What was he thinking about, and why might that be important for the story?
In chapter 8, do you think that Deza has anything to do with why Bud is having second thoughts on leaving Michigan? Why?
In chapter 9, what does Bud mean by saying that ideas are like seeds?
In chapter 11, what are Bud's impressions of the Lewis family?