Beverly, Right Here

Book review by Mary Eisenhart, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 10+

Compelling tale of runaway teen and her quirky new friends.

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age 10+

Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 9+

Based on 3 reviews

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A major work from a major author, this book follows storylines and characters found in 'Raymie Nightengale.' It is classic DiCamillo, featuring the coming together of unlikely characters and addressing the idea of family being something vital to a healthy human existence, though not something limited to our blood lines and last names. DiCamillo poses some big questions in the simplest of ways and allows characters and readers to pull the most desirable and obvious answer: be kind and patient with each other. Beverly Trapinski has buried her beloved dog. One of her three friends has suddenly moved away without a goodbye. Her father is long gone and her mother does not seem interested in what Beverly does. It is August, 1979 and it seems that the only thing for Beverly to do is leave town. At age 14, she finds herself in a new town with a job clearing tables, but she knows this is not enough. If she can only open her heart a little, she will find that the small town is full of people who need a little more in their lives too.

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Educational value
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For kids who love historical fiction and friendship stories

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