Release Date: May 3rd, 2011
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Age Group: Young Adult
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When Sunday comes, and Emily is suddenly singing the lyrics to the Jackson Five's I'll Be There, a boy comes in and sits in the last row. As Emily feels more and more nauseous listening to herself sing, she decides she's going to sing this song to this boy, and she's going to sing her heart out and ignore everybody else, because that's the only thing that would allow her to survive for the rest of the song. And she does. But by the end, she's she sick and embarrassed that she goes outside to throw up; and there's the boy, holding her hair as her breakfast boils into a disgusting heap in the parking lot.
But then he disappears, and nobody knows who he is.
As Emily Bell, the personality collector who craves for the life story of this one boy who she has never known, and never met, lives entwine with her own to create a beautiful story that resonates with hope and endurance, that tells us all we ever need is love and trust to be anything we ever wanted.