I'll Be There
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... show more
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.
Publish date: June 12th 2012
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Pages no: 392
Edition language: English
, Realistic Fiction
, Young Adult Contemporary
I feel like a jerk for not liking this book as I am "supposed" to. It was really badly written. It read awkwardly. The way mental illness was portrayed was just offensive. Maybe I am turning cynical, but this book did not tug at my heart strings. I'm sure my ten year old self would have loved it...
I didn't connect to this book like I really wanted to. I think the one thing that really made me distance myself was that the author used full names for the characters. Like "Bobby Ellis", "Tim Bell", "Debbie Bell" How can you connect with characters when I feel like I'm reading a report. Tim Bell l...
Read this review and much more on my blog, YA Fanatic.I knew I didn't made a mistake when I bought this book. It has this beautiful cover (one of my favorites), the blurb screams pain and devotion and it got an advance praise from Gayle Forman, Sara Zarr and A.S. King. This is a story about brothers...
English Review: Sam and Emily is, as the name already tells, a charming, but also sad story about the chances of life which can lead to luck or misfortune. Small occurrences, considered in little only as vanities, which maybe have to mean nothing, but if you look at them in the big whole of the life...