It’s no secret that I absolutely adore Christopher Paul Curtis. Both The Watsons Go to Birmingham—1963 and Bud, Not Buddy are landmarks in children’s literature (though adults can and should read them, too). I’d heard about Bucking the Sarge some years back, as Curtis was making a foray into young adult territory. Now, after devouring the book, I can’t help but hope he will stay there for a while, maybe even venture forth an adult book. One can hope. Here’s my full review.