I'll Be There (Paperback)
About the Author
Holly Goldberg Sloan is the author of the acclaimed I'll Be There and Counting by 7s, and has written and directed a number of successful family feature films. She was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and spent her childhood living in California; the Netherlands; Istanbul; Washington, DC; and Oregon. The mother of two sons, Holly lives with her husband in Santa Monica, California.
A 2012 YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults Book
* "Illustrates how we are all connected in big and small, positive and negative ways....[This] riveting story will keep readers interested and guessing until the end."—School Library Journal, starred review
life-affirming exploration of the subtleties of love, compassion, and relationships.
. . . Like the song it was named for, this book is hard to get out of your
—The Horn Book, starred review
* "Sloan builds characters rich with depth and realism.... A terrific read, quick to capture the audience, this book will make readers sing the melody in their hearts."—VOYA, starred review
"[Sloan] has fashioned a cast of memorable characters with compelling stories and relationships."—Kirkus Reviews
"Sam and Riddle are wonderfully appealing characters that readers will root for....A highly suspenseful read with a dynamic, cinematic quality that keeps the pages turning to the satisfying conclusion."—Booklist
"Sloan delivers a cinematic, psychologically nuanced first novel...[and] excels at crafting memorable characters and relationships."—Publishers Weekly