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.
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published on September 24, 2019 by Candlewick
ISBN-10: 0763694649
ISBN-13: 9780763694647
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  • stellaluna
    stellalunaTuesday, January 28, 2020 at 5:07 pm55 stars
    How have most people not read this book! It is perfect!!!
    • parisazo-156909048654
      parisazo-156909048654Monday, January 20, 2020 at 2:16 pm33 stars
      I decided to read this book because the cover looked interesting. I thought the book was a good one because there were some very interesting parts.
      • ellsworth2424
        ellsworth2424Thursday, October 3, 2019 at 7:36 am
        Kate DiCamillo is one of my favorite authors! Every book of hers that I have read, I love. This one is no exception. The main character, Beverly Tapinski, leaves home after a series of disappointments and losses. However, she finds a place in the world among strangers who take her in, extend some kindness, and show her that you're never alone.