Beverly, Right Here

Beverly, Right Here

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780593152973
Publisher: Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/24/2019
Edition description: Unabridged
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 5.90(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range: 10 - 14 Years

About the Author

KATE DICAMILLO is one of America's most beloved storytellers. She is a former National Ambassador for Young People's Literature and a two-time Newbery Medalist. Born in Philadelphia, she grew up in Florida and now lives in Minneapolis.

Hometown:

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Date of Birth:

March 25, 1964

Place of Birth:

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Education:

B.A. in English, University of Florida at Gainesville, 1987

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Beverly, Right Here 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Meag 4 days ago
I discovered something about myself as I read this: I'm not the biggest fan of quirky, coming-of-age stories for middle grade. To me, they often come off as inauthentic and unbelievable - an adult author trying too hard to impart wisdom upon young readers using both humor and what my cynical self can only describe as emotional manipulation. I say this and yet I still give this 3 stars. It didn't frustrate me as much as the other highly buzzed, quirky coming-of-age book of the year, Coyote Sunrise . The writing is beautiful (this is Kate DiCamillo after all), and I'm pretty sure my middle-grade self would've liked this story of a struggling girl running away from her tough life and finding love and support in a faraway town. Beverly was easy to root for, even when she would say things that I can't remotely imagine a 14 year old girl saying so eloquently. I also still feel compelled to read Louisiana's Way Home, so I'm not ready to give up on the quirky coming-of-age stories just yet.
Anonymous 12 days ago
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.
Debbiesreadingcorner 19 days ago
Beverly, Right Here By: Kate Dicamillo Candlewick Press Candlewick Children's Fiction 256 pages Publish Date September 24, 2019 #Beverly Right Here #Net Galley This was a fun and quick read. I gave this book 4 stars. It isn't one of her best stories but still enjoyable. This is the third book in this trilogy about three girls who have some problems with their families. Beverly rans away from home after she buries her dog Buddy under the orange trees. She gets herself a job bussing table in a small town café. She befriends an older lonely woman and stays with her for the summer. It tells about her adventures and how she feels and the people who come into her life during the summer. I haven't read the first book in the series but did read the second about Louisiana (in fact I have a review up for this book). It is a cute story and one you should read if you have read the other books in this series. I will be reading the first book now that I have read these two so I can have the full picture of these three friends.
LHill2110 20 days ago
One day, shortly after she buries her beloved dog, 14-year old Beverly Tapinski simply leaves home. She catches a ride up the highway to Tamaray Beach with nothing but the clothes on her back and the flip-flops on her feet. She finds a job bussing dishes at the local fish restaurant (even though she hates fish). She finds a place to stay in a trailer park with a lonely old lady. And for a while, she manages to carve out a small place for herself in a world she has learned is largely composed of sadness and meanness. I love the way DiCamillo doesn’t soft-soap anything — she doesn’t pretend that bad parents and bad situations don’t exist. Beverly’s mother really doesn’t care that her daughter is gone — she is far more interested in her next drink. This sweet, but never sappy, book follows Beverly as she finds her own moral strength and some spots of beauty in the world including some people who do look out for each other and care, even about strangers. I found it to be moving and heartfelt. For those of you familiar with other DiCamillo books, Beverly was first featured as a side character in Raymie Nightingale.
LHill2110 20 days ago
One day, shortly after she buries her beloved dog, 14-year old Beverly Tapinski simply leaves home. She catches a ride up the highway to Tamaray Beach with nothing but the clothes on her back and the flip-flops on her feet. She finds a job bussing dishes at the local fish restaurant (even though she hates fish). She finds a place to stay in a trailer park with a lonely old lady. And for a while, she manages to carve out a small place for herself in a world she has learned is largely composed of sadness and meanness. I love the way DiCamillo doesn’t soft-soap anything — she doesn’t pretend that bad parents and bad situations don’t exist. Beverly’s mother really doesn’t care that her daughter is gone — she is far more interested in her next drink. This sweet, but never sappy, book follows Beverly as she finds her own moral strength and some spots of beauty in the world including some people who do look out for each other and care, even about strangers. I found it to be moving and heartfelt. For those of you familiar with other DiCamillo books, Beverly was first featured as a side character in Raymie Nightingale.
tmitchmcdermid 24 days ago
4 STARS Beverly, Right Here by Kate DiCamillo is a middle-grade children's book set in Florida in the late 1970s. Beverly's dog, Buddy, has died, and she's just buried him. It strikes her that she doesn't want to be with her drunken mother any longer, so she runs away and finds a job in Tamaray Beach and ends up staying with an old lady named Iola and befriending a young man named Elmer. This book is about growth and finding where you belong, and leads us through Beverly's healing process after losing the dog she loved so much. It was a quick, easy read. The character of Beverly was especially well rounded. The rest of the characters were each unique, quirky, and enjoyable. I found the story to be heartwarming and sweet. I will recommend this book to my daughter, at the very least, and would recommend it to other middle-grade-aged children. Thank you Kate DiCamillo, Candlewick Press, and Netgalley for giving me the opportunity to read and share my honest opinions on this book. All opinions are my own.
SFrye 24 days ago
How many of us - at some point in our lives - have thought that things would be better if we could just start over somewhere else? That things would be better once we got THERE…like, it didn’t matter where THERE was…as long as it wasn’t here? Kate DiCamillo’s newest middle-grade fiction book, Beverly, Right Here, tackles this notion through the eyes of a 14-year-old who desperately wants to survive. Who has seen too much. Who has lived through so much heartbreak that she just wants to run, run, run away. Running is the easy part. Staying takes courage. Beverly, Right Here is the final (!) book in a trio of stories involving the Three Rancheros: Beverly Tapinski, Raymie Nightingale, and Louisiana Elefante. As always, Kate DiCamillo has crafted a story in a way that only she can. When I first started reading, my heart felt tight. Closed off. Then, slowly, my heart loosened up as the story went on. It wasn’t until I read the last line of the book that I realized that this feeling mirrored Beverly’s own transformation. Kate DiCamillo sure knows how to use a slow simmer to fully develop a character. Beverly, Right Here will be a great addition to any home, school, or classroom library. Suggested Grade Level: 5th Author: Kate DiCamillo Publisher: Candlewick Press Release Date: September 24, 2019 I received this book from the publisher and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
SchizanthusNerd 25 days ago
It’s August 1979 and Beverly Tapinski is now 14 years old. Buddy, the one eyed “Dog of Our Hearts”, has died and Beverly has decided to leave home. “She had run away from home plenty of times, but that was when she was just a kid. It wasn’t running away this time, she figured. It was leaving. She had left.” Grieving the loss of her dog but determined not to cry, Beverly winds up at Seahorse Court. There she meets Iola Jenkins, an elderly lady who lives in a pink trailer with His Majesty, King Nod, an overweight grey cat. “In a crooked little house by a crooked little sea.” Pretty soon Beverly, who doesn’t like fish, is working in a seafood restaurant and eating tuna melts regularly. This child who believes she belongs to no one becomes important to some new friends and despite her best efforts not to let anyone into her heart, they find a way. With a horse that takes you on a ride to nowhere, a determined and hopeful seagull and Christmas in July in August, this story cracked my heart wide open during my reread. I wanted to adopt both rough around the edges Beverly and quirky but loveable Iola, but my favourite character was Elmer. He’s polite, smart, sensitive and willing to step outside of his comfort zone, and he’s the type of friend that you know will be there for you no matter what. I adore him and would love to read about what happens to him in the years after this book finishes. Or he can just be my friend. Whatever comes first. While I feel more satisfied after my reread and aren’t as desperate in my search for a nonexistent epilogue, I would love to one day learn that a fourth Rancheros book is being published, one that takes place 20 or 30 years later. It would be wonderful to catch up with this trio once they’re all grown up to find out what’s become of their lives and their friendship. I’ve already read two of the Ranchero books twice and I loved both more the second time. I get the feeling that no matter how many times I return to them in the future I’m going to enjoy them more with every reread. Content warnings are included in my Goodreads review. Thank you so much to NetGalley and Candlewick Press for the opportunity to read this book.
HollyLovesBooks4Us 25 days ago
I haven't read the series of books so I feel like I have probably missed some of the story. Beverly is a unique kid who reacts badly, by running away, when her dog dies. She then finds comfort and support amongst a group of unlikely characters who allow her to befriend them, work with them and even live with them. She is a precocious 14-year-old and seems both vulnerable and fearless depending on the situation. She is a well written character and this is an interesting book for young readers. Very sweet story. #BeverlyRIghtHere #NetGalley #CandlewickPress #Candlewick