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Beverly, Right Here

(Three Rancheros #3)

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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
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Hardcover, 241 pages
Published September 24th 2019 by Candlewick Press
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Lola
Nov 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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
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Erin
Aug 24, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley, kindle
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
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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
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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
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KC
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.
Laura Harrison
May 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: omg-cant-wait, 2019
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
SheAintGotNoShoes
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.

A+++++++++
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
DaNae
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
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Laura
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.
Clara
Feb 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: books-i-own
THIS ISN'T OUT FOR EIGHT MONTHS BUT IT GETS 5 STARS BECAUSE KATE DICAMILLO.
Come quickly, September. O_O

- September 2019 -

*cries for a million years* GO READ IT.
Beth
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
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Pallavi
Jul 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
****5.0****

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
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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
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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 ...more
Zoey
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
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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 ...more
Hizatul Akmah
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 existence
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Leah
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 ...more
Joey
Jun 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2019
I could read 100 more books about Raymie, Beverly, and Louisiana.
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
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Lana
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
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Queen Cronut
Jun 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019, netgalley, arcs
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,
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Marsha
Sep 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
There is no one like Kate DiCamillo for writing poignant novels about broken young people who transcend their circumstances through kindness and perception. I love Beverly's healing interactions with Iola, a lonely widow who lives in a trailer, and Elmer, a gifted and wonderful boy who was bullied in high school. Their appreciation and enactment of small kindnesses sets off a spiral of healing, not just for Beverly, who is mourning the death of her dog, but Iola who is facing the loss of her ...more
Julie Kirchner
Jul 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: middle-grade
I have been a huge Kate fan since meeting her the week she won the Newbery Honor for Because of Winn Dixie, so I admit am a bit biased when I read her books.

I love the way her writing flows. It is lyrical in a way that feels like I am dancing through the storyline. I can sit down one moment and not even realize I have plowed through 50 pages. I think this makes her writing appealing to students of varying levels as well and brings joy to the reader.

Beverly is no different. The third installment
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Mathew
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Katie Fitzgerald
Beverly, Right Here concludes Kate DiCamillo's Three Rancheros trilogy, which also includes Raymie Nightingale (2016) and Louisiana's Way Home (2018). Beverly is now fourteen, and her dog, Buddy, has recently died. Unable to stand her mother's neglect any longer, Beverly hitches a ride out of town and finds herself in a totally new community. There she befriends Iola, an older woman who is clearly lonely and eagerly takes Beverly into her home. She also gets a job bussing tables at a seafood ...more
Wendi Lee
May 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
Beverly, Right Here is the third book featuring characters from DiCamillo's beloved Raymie Nightingale.

After Beverly's dog dies, she decides to escape her old life and make a new one. She ends up in a beach town, bunking with an elderly woman who lives in a trailer park, and busing tables at a fish restaurant. She has no intentions of making connections (and possibly breaking her heart - again), and indeed, brusque Beverly is sometimes hard to love. But an eccentric cast of characters surround
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legenbooksdary
Jul 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
Beverly, Right Here is a story about a girl who is dealing with grief of the loss of a pet that was so dear to her and runs away to seek herself. She wanted a happier and a more normal life which her home and family cannot provide for her. So, she went away and it may just be the best decision she'll ever make in her life.

Beverly is someone who is going through a lot, emotionally speaking. She lost her dear pet, a friend of hers moved far away (I was pleasantly surprised that is was Louisiana
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Shaye Miller
Nov 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
Beverly, Right Here is the third book in the Three Rancheros series that began with Raymie Nightingale and continued with Louisiana’s Way Home. This leg of the tale begins with Beverly’s dog, Buddy, dying. She is full of grief and feels the need to run away (she never really felt cared for at home, anyway). So at 14-years-old, she leaves town, finds a new place to stay, and gets a job at a fish restaurant. And miraculously, she finds someone willing to take her in, practically no questions ...more
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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.

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