Conflicts are abundant in this book. For example, Bud has a very intense conflict with the Amos family. Specifically, his conflict is with Todd Amos, who thinks that he can beat up Bud with no consequences befalling him. That conflict escalates to a point where the Amos family locks him in a shed. The main conflict of the story is Bud's internal struggle with knowing he is an orphan. His mother died, and he has no family to call his own. That conflict grows into an external conflict once Bud decides that he is going to track down the man he believes is his father.
With that conflict established, the story moves through various rising actions that see Bud running into obstacles like how to get to Grand Rapids. Bud is then placed into problem-solving situations at the library, Hooverville, and the home of Lefty Lewis.
If the main conflict is centered on Bud trying to find a family, then the climactic turning point of that conflict happens when Bud is out to dinner with the entire band. Bud...
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