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Monday, July 18, 2011

I'll Be There

General YA Fiction

E/A Sloan, Holly Goldberg. I’ll Be There. Little Brown, 2011. 400p. 978-0-316-12278-5. 17.99.

Sam and Riddle Border were kidnapped by their father when they were very young. Since their father is a thief they are never in one place for very long and have never gone to school. Everything changes when they move to a new town and the boys meet and befriend the Bell family. Sam and Emily Bell are drawn to each other and Emily’s mother and Riddle develop a bond. When Clarence Border discovers what his sons have been up to he goes crazy and immediately leaves town with the boys again. Sam and Riddle must do everything they can to survive and help each other and hopefully get back to the Bells. Beautifully written, original story with great characters. Recommended for everyone (teens and adults). Loren Spector, LAPL, Felipe de Neve

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