Beverly, Right Here is a novel by Kate DiCamillo. The story follows Beverly Tapinski who has run away from home several times, but this time she believes she has left forever. Beverly finds a job and a place to live and tries to forget about her late dog, Buddy, the best friend she leaves behind, Raymie, and the mother who cares only for herself, Rhonda. Beverly does not want to depend on anyone, and she definitely does not want anyone to depend on her. Despite her best efforts, Beverly cannot help herself from forming connections with the people around her and beginning to see herself in a new light. The novel explores themes of escapism, abandonment, innocence, happiness, and hope.