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Love Will Keep Us Together by Anne Dayton
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Graduation is looming over the Miracle Girls as Pomp and Circumstance can be heard in the distance. Ana, Zoey, and Christine all have their futures planned out, but for Riley, not so much. Even if she is the most well-rounded student at Marina Vista, there are too many roads to take.

The age old "what are you going to do when you graduate" question is one that Riley can't answer quite yet. This becomes even more evident during the college tours. Not sure who to talk to, or who the best person to talk to is, for some reason Tom's number is the one she presses the most. However, with the announcement of his return and the fact that the other Miracle Girls despise him, Riley is once again conflicted. Riley knows that letting Tom back in isn't safe for her heart.

While protecting her heart, Riley must also protect her brother, Michael, who has Asperger's Syndrome, a form of autism. Still having a rough time at school, Michael faces those who aren't receptive to a person who is different then them. Riley may feel guilty for feeling a little embarrassed by him, but she still has to stand up for him. She is on a mission to find a doctor to help her brother out, because if she decides to go away, no one will look out for him.

Riley also begins to develop a relationship with Ben, someone who she never thought she would hang out with or even talk to. But Ben is having family problems of his own, mainly involving his sister, Asha, and he's someone Riley can easily talk to. Riley also must console Ana, as tragedy strikes someone close to her, and stand up for Asha, who everyone turns their back on for a decision she made.

Join Riley in the fourth installment of the MIRACLE GIRLS series as she struggles in finding the right path for herself and for others. Riley just needs to remember that there still is that special person who will guide her.

LOVE WILL KEEP US TOGETHER continues the series that is full of substance and reality. Anne Dayton and May Vanderbilt keep the momentum going from the very first page to the heartwarming ending. This installment focuses on so many issues that teens go through, from selecting a college, to figuring out your future, to pregnancies, autism, and death.

Readers will be flipping the pages with one hand while holding a tissue in the other. The love that the Miracle Girls have for one another is awe-inspiring, and it's great to know that it will keep them together.

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