Star Wars Sale
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN!

Weekly drawing for $100 credit. Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

More at Powell's


Recently Viewed clear list


Original Essays | June 20, 2014

Lisa Howorth: IMG So Many Books, So Many Writers



I'm not a bookseller, but I'm married to one, and Square Books is a family. And we all know about families and how hard it is to disassociate... Continue »
  1. $18.20 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

    Flying Shoes

    Lisa Howorth 9781620403013

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$4.98
List price: $10.00
Sale Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
1 Beaverton Children's Young Adult- General

This title in other editions

I'll Be There

by

I'll Be There Cover

ISBN13: 9780316122764
ISBN10: 0316122769
Condition:
All Product Details

Only 1 left in stock at $4.98!

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

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.

What Our Readers Are Saying

Add a comment for a chance to win!
Average customer rating based on 1 comment:

Courtesy of Mother Daughter Book Club com, November 15, 2011 (view all comments by Courtesy of Mother Daughter Book Club com)
Sam doesn’t remember too much from before his dad took him and his little brother away from home for a life on the run. He just knows that it’s important that he not attract attention to himself when he goes out. But when he makes a connection with Emily, he suddenly doesn’t want to be anonymous anymore. Soon Sam and his younger brother Riddle are interacting with other people for the first time in 10 years. Even though they know it won’t be long before their father moves them along again, they want to stay and find out what normal life is like.

From the opening lines of I’ll Be There by Holly Goldberg Sloan I was hooked on Sam Border’s story. Which is why I found myself wanting to race through this story even though it’s not the kind of book you would expect to be a page turner.

Sam has learned to cope with his dad’s mental illness and angry outbursts, and he fiercely takes care of Riddle, who has always had health problems. The mom in me ached to see these two boys rescued from their situation.

And Emily’s relationship with Sam is touching. She knows he’s different, but she would never guess the reason why. And when her whole family becomes interested in the two boys, she can’t imagine the consequences that will result for all of them. Indeed, everyone who appears in the book has their lives touched in some way by Sam and Emily, even if they didn’t know how those connections came about.

I highly recommend I’ll Be There for mother-daughter book clubs with girls aged 12 and up. Issues to discuss include what makes up a family, what attracts and repels us to other people, mental illness, parents kidnapping their children, wilderness survival and more.
Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No

Product Details

ISBN:
9780316122764
Author:
Sloan, Holly Goldberg
Publisher:
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Subject:
Children s-Adventure Stories
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Publication Date:
20120631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English

Other books you might like

  1. Delirium (Delirium)
    Used Trade Paper $6.00
  2. The Perks of Being a Wallflower
    Sale Trade Paper $7.98
  3. Handmaid's Tale Used Mass Market $3.95
  4. The Help
    Used Trade Paper $2.50

Related Subjects


Children's » Action and Adventure » Adventure Stories
Children's » General
Children's » Reference » Family and Genealogy
Children's » Sale Books
Children's » Situations » General
Young Adult » General

I'll Be There Used Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$4.98 In Stock
Product details pages Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - English 9780316122764 Reviews:
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.