‘it demands to be read and its beautiful emotions need to be felt’I’ll Be There is a modern day fairy-tale novel that should definitely not be read in public unless you want puffy eyes and mascara rolling down your face! It tells the story of a small-town girl called Emily who is sick of the rhythm of everyday life. She’s anxiously waiting for the tantalizing moment when something exciting begins, something out of the ordinary and something that will change her life forever. But instead, she’s faced with the seemingly impossible task of singing a solo in the church choir; even though her voice is barely average.On the other hand, the story of Sam and his little brother Riddle is heart-breaking. Their father Clarence hears voices, likes to drink, is a criminal and is extremely emotionally unstable. The boys spend their lives being dragged around and up-rooted across America, they have never attended school and barely socialised with anyone their own age. Sam finds his only solace and comfort in music, and church on Sundays which the only form of routine he will ever have in his life.One day everything changes, Sam meets Emily and Holly Goldberg-Sloan shows, just like …read more

Via: The Guardian | Books