Author – Kate DiCamillo
Age – 8+
Timid Raymie Nightingale, lyrical Louisiana Elephante and tough Beverley Tapinski. 3 immensely different girls who meet at a baton twirling lesson with completely different reasons for being there. But as they quickly get to know each other, they become as close as The Three Musketeers, or The Three Rancheros as Louisiana liked to call them. They try to help each other with their problems – simple as retrieving a lost book, finding an abandoned cat, or just asking the questions that need asking.
I loved the characters in this book, especially tough Beverley. They are simple but so true to life, and the ending isn’t all sweetness and light, but full of possibilities.
(Friendship, Betrayal, Courage, Family, Anger)