I'll Be There by Holly Goldberg Sloan

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This thrills-and-spills account of love conquering all pits order against chaos.
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Emily Bell believes in destiny. To her, being forced to sing a solo in the church choir--despite her average voice--is fate: because it's while she's singing that she first sees Sam. At first sight, they are connected.
Sam Border wishes he could escape, but there's nowhere for him to run. He and his little brother, Riddle, have spent their entire lives constantly uprooted by their unstable father. That is, until Sam sees Emily. That's when everything changes.
As Sam and Riddle are welcomed into the Bells' lives, they witness the warmth and protection of a family for the first time. But when tragedy strikes, they're left fighting for survival in the desolate wilderness, and wondering if they'll ever find a place where they can belong. Beautifully written and emotionally profound, I'll Be There is a gripping story that explores the complexities of teenage passions, friendships, and loyalties.
 

About Holly Goldberg Sloan

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Holly Goldberg Sloan was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and spent her childhood living in California; the Netherlands; Istanbul; Washington, DC; and Oregon. She has written and directed a number of successful family feature films. The mother of two sons, Holly lives with her husband in Santa Monica, California. I'll Be There is her debut novel.
 
Published May 17, 2011 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. 408 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Romance, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, Children's Books. Fiction
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Reviewed by Geraldine Brennan on Apr 28 2012

This thrills-and-spills account of love conquering all pits order against chaos.

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