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Beverly, Right Here

by Kate DiCamillo

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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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"[A] thoughtful companion to two-time Newbery Medal–winner DiCamillo's Raymie Nightingale and Louisiana's Way Home...Beverly's private moments—thoughts of the other Rancheros, a message revealed, a love for the term lapis lazuli—move her from being a person in flight to a present, whole participant in her world." - Publishers Weekly (starred review)

DiCamillo writes in a spare style, describing small, seemingly disparate moments that gradually come together in a rich, dynamic picture...Thoughtful and hopeful in equal measure. - Booklist (starred review)

"[R]eaders encounter [the] world through Beverly's eyes and mind, finding pleasure in small things, appreciating friends of all sorts, coming to terms with losses, and moving on. A satisfying read that stands alone but is richer for its company." - Kirkus Reviews

"[A] multilayered story of hope...Beverly acts tough and uninterested, but underneath she is tender and vulnerable. ­This is not a lighthearted book, but it is heartwarming and touching. Highly recommended." - School Library Journal

"As hopeful as it is heartbreaking, Beverly, Right Here offers up messages of trust and self-worth that are important for all young people to hear." - Foreword Reviews

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Kate DiCamillo Author Biography

It's a pipe dream of many an aspiring author: publish your debut novel, claim a spot on the New York Times bestseller list, and rack up an astonishing array of awards, including a Newbery Honor. For Kate DiCamillo, author of Because of Winn-Dixie, it was a dream come true--and nobody could have been more surprised than she was. "After the Newbery committee called me, I spent the whole days walking into walls. Literally," she says. "I was stunned. And very, very happy."

She was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, but moved with her family to Florida when she was five years old. "People talked more slowly and said words I had never heard before, like 'ain't' and 'y'all' and 'ma'am," she says, recalling her first impressions. "...

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Kate DiCamillo: dee-camellow (last part rhymes with yellow)

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