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Beverly, Right Here

(Three Rancheros #3)

4.15  ·  Rating details ·  3,693 ratings  ·  702 reviews
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 find
Hardcover, 241 pages
Published September 24th 2019 by Candlewick Press
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Jul 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
Beverly leaves home at the age of fourteen to get away from her mother who doesn’t seem to care about anyone but herself. She’s left home before, but she’s suffered enough abuse now and intends to make this permanent. There isn’t much of a plan, but after hitching a ride she decides to move into this new little town in Florida where she quickly gets a job busing tables at a restaurant. She meets an elderly woman named Iola who’s willing to help her get back on her feet. Beverly creates new relat ...more
Cristina Monica
It is so clear, to me, why Kate DiCamillo is such a beloved children’s writer. She writes with such thoughtfulness and elegance. She gives voice to young girls who don’t always realize that they have one and that it most certainly deserves to be heard. She makes you want to listen to children more often and actually consider their words carefully.

Kids have dreams, too. They have aspirations. They have goals and the strength to accomplish them. They have feelings, doubts, beliefs. And, yes, they
Aug 24, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: kindle, netgalley
Quite honestly, I am becoming a big Kate DiCamillo fan. Having enjoyed Lousiana's Way Home last year, I just couldn't resist reading her latest middle grade novel.

Fourteen year old Beverly Tapinski is devastated after the death of her dog and so she decides to leave and head out for adventure. Eccentric characters and hilarious situations occur and I fell into this tale immediately. I would certainly recommend it to a classroom library.

Goodreads review published 25/08/19
Publication Date 24/
Schizanthus Nerd
I read the Three Rancheros series out of order. Louisiana’s Way Home was my first Kate DiCamillo read (ever) and it remains my favourite of the series. I absolutely adored Louisiana and every Burke Allen competed to become my favourite character.

When I read Raymie’s story I was introduced to this wonderful spitfire of a young girl called Beverly. I suspected at the time that Beverly would wind up being my favourite character of the series and couldn’t wait to read more about her. A little over
Feb 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2020, young-adult, florida
This is the third in a series that follows Kate DiCamillo’s Raymie Nightingale and Louisiana’s Way Home, and follows Beverly Tapinski who has faced the loss of her father who left when she was young, followed by, her friends Raymie and Louisiana whose families moved away leaving her to face her life with her alcoholic mother, with only her beloved dog, Buddy, to give and receive the love she so desperately needs.

And then Buddy dies, and with nothing left to tether her to this place, when her co
Laura Harrison
May 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019, omg-cant-wait
Beverly, Right Here is a work of art. I am in awe of its beauty, perfection and nuances. This is how a middle grade masterpiece is written. I loved Raymie Nightingale. The book was magical. I may love Beverly, Right Here just as much if not more. How I adore reading middle grade books written with actual middle grade children in mind. Too often children's literature is written to please adults. In content and maturity level. Today's kid's are bombarded with depressing news and images in various ...more
Susan's Reviews
Jul 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
My thanks to the author, publisher and NetGalley for a free ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Magical writing and great character development. I was riveted, watching a closed-off Beverly slowly evolve into a fuller, happier young person. This book really highlights the damage people do to one another when we isolate or exclude anyone in a community, or fail to ensure that children are adequately cared for, emotionally and physically. Beverly had to leave town, get a job and lear
Fourteen year-old Beverly Tapinski is no stranger to running away from her alcoholic mother, but after the death of her beloved rescue dog Buddy, she leaves for good, ending up moving in with an elderly woman whom she befriends, driving her to BINGO, gets hired to bus tables, and finds a town full of people that give her the courage to come to terms with her loss and to eventually face herself. Everything Kate DiCamillo writes is golden.
In BEVERLY, RIGHT HERE DiCamillo proves again that she is the master of proving that small acts of generosity matter, as simple as a dime for a horse that goes nowhere. That looking out for each other matters, like teaching someone to dance or writing someone's name over and over again eighty times. And that even flawed people deserve happiness, acceptance and a place to call home.

I was whining to myself the other day about how weary I was growing of reading books where children suffered from t
Jordan Henrichs
Nov 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is definitely my favorite of the Three Rancheros. While this fits squarely inside DiCamillo's world, it's a much smaller story than its predecessors, more focused than Raymie and more believable than Louisiana. Reminds me more of Winn-Dixie and The Tiger Rising than Rancheros #1 and #2, which I liked. In typical DiCamillo fashion, the supporting cast of characters are fantastic. It amazes me how much personality she is able to pack into the dialogue of her characters, some with very little ...more
Aug 28, 2020 rated it liked it
Following the death of Buddy, her beloved dog, 14-year old Beverly Tapinski loses her anchor and leaves home, arriving in a small Florida town, with no grand plan and little in the way of money or food. Beverly is taken in by an elderly woman, who is starved for companionship. She takes a job in a local seafood restaurant busing tables, and makes a friend with a 16-year old boy working in a convenience store when she sees his kindness to others. What Beverly cannot see is her own kindness, which ...more
Feb 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: books-i-own
Come quickly, September. O_O

- September 2019 -

*cries for a million years* GO READ IT.
Dec 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The third book in the Raymie, Louisiana, Beverly trilogy and I enjoyed reading all of them ! I am a huge Kate DiCamillo fan. I love that she is a storyteller rather than just a writer of children's books, which are vastly different.

All 3 girls in one way or another have experienced abandonment, neglect and inattention at home and form a deep bond between themselves and all are connected throughout the 3 books.

I really, really liked this! I wasn’t so sure at the beginning how I was going to like it but by the end of the story, I had really grown attached to the characters. I love the depth that Kate DiCamillo adds to her stories. Even though they are labeled as children/ middle grade, anyone can enjoy them and take something inspiring away from them.
An enjoyable read!

Note:The audiobook was so good!
The whole series was great, but this one is my favorite out of the three. It had so many beautiful themes and emotions that, even as an adult, I was emotionally moved by. I would recommend reading the series in order though, so you can approach each book with a fuller understanding of the characters. I’m going to need a hardcover of this one.
Queen Cronut
Jun 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs, 2019, netgalley
After the emotional rollercoaster of Louisiana's Way Home, I thought I was prepared for this one.

Correction: I thought wrong because alas, I was not ready for this one.

Beverly, Right Here finishes the series about the Three Rancheros. My rating system of the series looks something like this now:

Louisiana's Way Home > Beverly, Right Here > Raymie Nightengale

Although Beverly Tapinski wasn't my favorite... I adored her by the end of this. Following the aftermath of her beloved dog's death, Beverl
Donna Merritt
Jul 04, 2019 rated it liked it
I'm a huge Kate DiCAmillo fan and I enjoyed this book. It's a quick read, but touches upon important issues. Who are we? Is it worth the risk to connect with others? What's the definition of real family? Beverly was a character in Raymie Nightingale and I liked learning more about her (same as the character Louisiana in Louisiana's Way Home). I'm a grade 4/5 school librarian and would happily add this to our collection except for one part. Beverly gets a job busing tables and a man grabs her but ...more
Sep 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
The story of three friends that began in Raymie Nightingale is concluded in this third book.

Beverly's spunk and honesty has made her one of my favorite characters from the beginning. But it's in Beverly, Right Here that we really get that final picture of who she is and who she wants to be.

Kate Dicamillo has created a masterful series. It's not packed with action or daring plot twists or subplots so don't approach it with those expectations! But rather it a straightforward look at the longings
Afoma Umesi
Aug 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Beverly, Right Here is the perfect finale to Kate DiCamillo’s wonderful series. This book is both heartwarming and heartbreaking. But above all, it highlights the importance of seeing the good in others, the need to trust and rely on other people, and the power of letting people in.

If you’re looking for a book with complex, utterly lovable characters, and insightful dialogue, pick up Beverly, Right Here! Read my full review here.

I received an e-ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest r
Jun 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2019
I could read 100 more books about Raymie, Beverly, and Louisiana.
Apr 01, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Beverly, Right Here is another super sweet book by Kate DiCamillo.
Apr 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: middle-grade
I want to hug all the characters in this book.
Jan 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed
What a spectacular piece of writing this is, from its title about Beverly, who is always leaving, to the story, about where she ends up, and what she does when she gets there. This is a book distinguished by its setting, by its beautifully deliberate writing, by the brightness of its colors and the way those colors convey contrast and place and characterization.
Instead, she went down to the beach. She stood and stared at the big indifferent ocean. It sparkled as if nothing at all were wrong. The
Kari Yergin
Dec 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: childrens
In a crooked little house by a crooked little sea...

How did he get the name nod? Asked Elmer. Because of Wynken, Blynken, and Nod said Iola who sailed off in a wooden shoe.
But I shall name you the fisherman three: Wynken, Blynken, and Nod, said Elmer.

Yes, said Iola. Just like that. Only there aren’t three anymore. They used to be a Wynken and a Blynken. But now there’s just a Nod. That’s how it is when you get old: you watch all the people and all the cats and all the dogs – and oh, just every
Leonard Kim
Sep 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Listened to audiobook, but I'm going to read it as soon as my copy comes in. Stands among DiCamillo's very best, though I don't think it will be as popular as Winn-Dixie or Despereaux. In some ways, it is more similar to DiCamillo's earliest books, Winn-Dixie and Tiger Rising, than anything she's written since. Her later books tended to have similar authorial voices -- very different characters would all sound like Kate DiCamillo, as great as that is. What's especially impressive here is that th ...more
Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with the digital ARC of this book in exchange for my honest review

actual rating: 4.6/5 ⭐️

well, what do i expect from this amazing author??? she literally did it again!! reading this book makes me want to hug Beverly so badly.

This is a story of Beverly Tapinski after the events of Raymie Nightingale and Louisiana's Way Home and after the death of his dog, Buddy. She lived with her alcoholic mother who barely acknowledged her existen
Sep 02, 2019 rated it liked it
I like Kate DiCamillo's work, and I've really liked the other two companions to this one. I liked this one too, but it was oddly...existential, perhaps, for a middle grade book. There were moments where it felt more YA or even adult based on the action or the atmosphere or the characterizations, and I wondered whether this was more of a book with child characters that adults were meant to like rather than an actual book for young people. The arc of the plot was also fairly short, although perhap ...more
Jul 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
Beverly, Right Here was a touching middle grade story that connected the characters from two of DiCamillo’s early books; Louisiana’s Way Home and Raymie Nightingale. The story starts off with a girl who feels lost after her dog dies, while living in a less than suitable home and she decides to runaway. I did enjoy reading this one, and loved all the characters surrounding Beverly.
I think Louisiana’ way Home is still my favorite, but would recommend all three!
Thank you to Candlewick Press and Ne
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Jul 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc

Kate DiCamillo always amazes me. She can write perfectly well about imperfect things in life.

Story of Beverly is connected to Louisiana's Way Home and Raymie Nightingale.
Beverly has left her house, her alcoholic mother, her best friend Raymie and Her best friend Buddy's grave, a Dog. She doesn't have a reason to stay. She sets out into the world and tries to stay on her own. But she meets Iola, who takes her in into her Trailor, People in Mr. C's where she finds a job and Elmer, a gro
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Kate DiCamillo, the newly named National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature for 2014–2015, says about stories, “When we read together, we connect. Together, we see the world. Together, we see one another.” Born in Philadelphia, the author lives in Minneapolis, where she faithfully writes two pages a day, five days a week.

Kate DiCamillo's own journey is something of a dream come true. After

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