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  • ISBN: 9780763694647
  • ISBN: 0763694649
  • Physical Description: 241 pages ; 21 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2019.

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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.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 June #1
    *Starred Review* DiCamillo's Raymie Nightingale (2016) and Louisiana's Way Home (2018) told the stories of two of three good friends. Now it's Beverly Tapinski's turn. Beverly, 14, runs away from home: her beloved dog is dead, and her mother doesn't mind much that she's gone. She hitches a ride that drops her at a seaside restaurant, where she gets a job busing tables and finds a home with an elderly woman who needs someone to drive her to bingo games.(DiCamillo has a penchant for heroines who can drive big cars at young ages.) When Beverly sees seemingly random words written on a telephone booth—in a crooked little house by the crooked little sea—this chance discovery comes to describe her new home. As she did in the previous books, DiCamillo writes in a spare style, describing small, seemingly disparate moments that gradually come together in a rich, dynamic picture. The other thing she does brilliantly is shape characters whose eccentricities make them heartbreakingly, vividly real, like Elmer, whose acne-covered face is a mask that hides his humanity; Freddie, the young waitress with great expectations that are colored by untruths; and owlish Iola Jenkins, whose willingness to take a chance on Beverly counts for everything. Thoughtful and hopeful in equal measure. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: DiCamillo is a household name by now, and this final volume in the trilogy of linked novels begun with Raymie Nightingale is sure to draw an adoring crowd. Grades 5-8. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

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.

Subject: Runaway teenagers > Juvenile fiction.
Self-actualization (Psychology) > Juvenile fiction.
Dysfunctional families > Juvenile fiction.
Families > Juvenile fiction.
Friendship > Juvenile fiction.
Runaway teenagers > Fiction.
Self-actualization (Psychology) > Fiction.
Dysfunctional families > Fiction.
Friendship > Fiction.
Family life > Fiction.
JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Runaways.
JUVENILE FICTION / Family / Parents.
JUVENILE FICTION / Love & Romance.
Genre: Children's stories.
Juvenile works.

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