Bud, Not Buddy (Christopher Paul Curtis)

“A bud is a flower-to-be. A flower in waiting. Waiting for just the right warmth and care to open up. It's a little fist of love waiting to unfold and be seen by the world. And that's you.”

“A bud is a flower-to-be. A flower in waiting. Waiting for just the right warmth and care to open up. It's a little fist of love waiting to unfold and be seen by the world. And that's you.”

U.S.A. / 1999

I really think I'm too old to still be this obsessed with YA books. Just seeing this cover transported me back to my old, dusty ass, centipede-infested school library. My eyes are watering just thinking about it. Not sure if it's the nostalgia or the allergies.