Beverly, Right Here

Beverly, Right Here

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Revisiting once again the world of Raymie Nightingale, two-time Newbery Medalist Kate DiCamillo turns her focus to the tough-talking, inescapably tenderhearted Beverly.

Beverly put her foot down on the gas. They went faster still.
This was what Beverly wanted — what she always wanted. To get away. To get away as fast as she could. To stay away.

Beverly Tapinski has run away from home plenty of times, but that was when she was just a kid. By now, she figures, it’s not running away. It’s leaving. Determined to make it on her own, Beverly finds a job and a place to live and tries to forget about her dog, Buddy, now buried underneath the orange trees back home; her friend Raymie, whom she left without a word; and her mom, Rhonda, who has never cared about anyone but herself. Beverly doesn’t want to depend on anyone, and she definitely doesn’t want anyone to depend on her. But despite her best efforts, she can’t help forming connections with the people around her — and gradually, she learns to see herself through their eyes. In a touching, funny, and fearless conclusion to her sequence of novels about the beloved Three Rancheros, #1 New York Times best-selling author Kate DiCamillo tells the story of a character who will break your heart and put it back together again.

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Resolved to leave her home for good, a young runaway finds a job and a place to live before forming connections that alter her perspectives about life and herself. By the Newbery Medal-winning author of Raymie Nightingale. Simultaneous eBook.

Publisher: Candlewick Pr Inc., 2019
ISBN: 9781536210989
Branch Call Number: eBook Axis 360
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: Baker & Taylor Axis 360


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JCLTiffanyR Oct 07, 2019

Beverly, Right Here is the third book by DiCamillo in the Raymie Nightingale world. This time the star is Beverly Tapinski, a tough talking yet sensitive teen, who hits the open road after burying her beloved dog, Buddy. She ends up in a small coastal town where she befriends a bevy of quirky characters from Iola, a trusting senior citizen who offers Iola a bed and a never-ending supply of tuna melts, to Elmer, an acne plagued store clerk with a love for art and a mind for science. Beverly's new community is richly drawn despite DiCamillo's spare writing style and you'll find yourself smiling at everyone's idiosyncrasies and charm. For a short novel, there is a well-spring of material to spark conversation of the bookish variety. Beverly, Right Here would be a great choice for a book club as it's rich with symbols and themes that readers have to work to interpret.

Sep 13, 2019

A fitting end to the Three Rancheros trilogy in "a crooked little house by a crooked little sea." Beverly Tapinski leaves the grave of her beloved dog Buddy and hitches a ride to Tamaray. Once she gets there she starts walking and experiencing what is right there. Beverly is a resilient young lady who is wise beyond her years. As she makes her way through town, she makes a difference in the lives of everyone she meets. Of course, even though Beverly's dear dog has died there are new animals to liven up her stay in Tamaray in a persistent seagull and a cat named Nod. (Beverly does not like cats, but Nod falls in love with her.) DiCamillo has given us yet another classic story to cherish and I can envision it being picked up as a read aloud in classes all over the country.


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