What are some of Bud's strengths in Bud, Not Buddy?

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One strength that Bud has is a real sense of perseverance. He is simply not a character that gives up. When Bud makes the decision to track down his father, he pursues the goal with a single-minded focus. Having to walk long distances does not faze him, nor does Herman Calloway's immediate dismissal of Bud's claim. Bud refuses to take no for an answer, and his persistence eventually wins out and forces Calloway to realize that he and Bud are indeed related.

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