Did you ever run away as a kid? Or at least threaten to? I

Did you ever run away as a kid? Or at least threaten to? I

11/27/2021, 6:07:16 PM
Did you ever run away as a kid? Or at least threaten to? I was never brave enough to threaten my parents with running away. haha. But I certainly packed my bags a few times and made big bold statements about it to my siblings. At the end of the day, I never had anything real to run away from, so when I read “Beverly, Right Here” my heart felt so broken for her. . ❤️ First of all, big thank you to @prhaudio for giving me access to listen to “Beverly, Right Here” and to @candlewickpress who gifted me this new beautiful Kate DiCamillo box set from their holiday gift guide. I’m a big DiCamillo fan (Because of Winn-Dixie and The Tale of Desperaux are two of my favorites by her) but I haven’t kept up with her very well lately and was excited to see a new release this year from her. . ❤️ Beverly’s dog, her best friend, dies and she and her best friend bury him in her backyard. With a negligent mother who is always drunk, Beverly decides to hitch a ride to anywhere to escape. The saddest part of this beginning is that Beverly calls her mother to make sure she knows that she’s alright and her mother doesn’t care. What follows is a story of Beverly navigating a new environment, new people, and taking a minute to get her feelings oriented. This is a very short read, simply written, but felt so real. I felt so much emotion for Beverly, a 14 year old, who is essentially alone in the world. It’s not the kind of story that ties everything up nicely or has a plot, but feels like a genuine cut out someone’s life as they experience grief and loss. . ❤️ This is part of a stand-alone series, and I haven’t read the first two books yet so I don’t know if they connect via location or some other element. But I love the cover art and I’m looking forward to reading the other two because I’ll read anything by Kate DiCamillo. . ❤️ Do you like character driven stories? . ❤️ #beverlyrighthere #katedicamillo #boxset #bookreview #whywhiteworks #middlegrade #bookaesthetic #childrensbooks #bookreviewer

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