As Bud walks into the the library, he takes a deep breath and thinks about "no other place smells anything like it." He mentions the different things that give the library its special smell. Describe some places on your life that have distinctive smells. How do you feel when you are in those places?
What has Bud learned about families?
How is Bud feeling as he walks alone in the dark? How would you feel if you were in his place? Would you make the journey?