I'll Be There (Paperback)
About the Author
Holly Goldberg Sloan is the author of the New York Times bestselling Counting by 7s and the highly acclaimed novel I'll Be There, 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