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Cleary is a Genius
Reviewed in the United States on November 21, 2018
Somehow I reached the age of 63 without ever reading Beverly Cleary. My niece recently brought home Cleary's RAMONA THE BRAVE and I was hooked. Cleary creates complex and wonderful characters with understated ease. I fell in love with Ramona who is a sensitive, kind, creative and intelligent little girl. Also Ramona's family are the kind of people who you would like to be friends with. They care about each other, but are not saccharine, two-dimensional characters you often find in lesser children's literature. I am now reading more Ramona books, and you should too!