Wednesday, January 18, 2012

ripple effect

My favorite bit:
"Now, at seventeen years old, Emily's question was how she fit into the big scheme of things. Where was her minor incident that would change the course of major life events? So far it had all gone according to plan. Good parents. Decent younger brother. World's greatest dog. Loyal best friend.

There had been no dramatic hairpin turns in her road. And not any real bumps to speak of.

But she had lived in one town, and she had seen how small things changed big things. She saw every person as part of a ripple effect.

And, because of that, she believed in destiny.

At least that's what she would later tell herself."

Emily is seventeen and believes that nothing is mere coincidence... into her life walk brothers, Sam and Riddle... let the 'ripple effect' begin.

I'll Be There, by Holly Goldberg Sloan, is a beautiful story about all the little ways we connect with each other. How we have an impact on everyone we interact with... for good or for ill.

The story is simple and poetic and told almost completely in narrative.

Once the action started, this was a hold-your-breath and read-as-fast-as-you-can-to-find-out-what-happens sort of book!

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