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You've Reached Sam

You've Reached Sam

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An Instant New York Times Bestseller!

If I Stay meets Your Name in Dustin Thao's You've Reached Sam, a heartfelt novel about love and loss and what it means to say goodbye.

Seventeen-year-old Julie Clarke has her future all planned out--move out of her small town with her boyfriend Sam, attend college in the city; spend a summer in Japan. But then Sam dies. And everything changes.

Heartbroken, Julie skips his funeral, throws out his belongings, and tries everything to forget him. But a message Sam left behind in her yearbook forces memories to return. Desperate to hear him one more time, Julie calls Sam's cell phone just to listen to his voice mail recording. And Sam picks up the phone.

The connection is temporary. But hearing Sam's voice makes Julie fall for him all over again and with each call, it becomes harder to let him go.

What would you do if you had a second chance at goodbye?

A 2021 Kids' Indie Next List Selection
A Cosmo.com Best YA Book Of 2021
A Buzzfeed Best Book Of November
A Goodreads Most Anticipated Book

Author: Dustin Thao
Publisher: Wednesday Books
Published: 11/09/2021
Pages: 304
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 0.83lbs
Size: 8.57h x 5.77w x 1.05d
ISBN: 9781250762030
Age Range: 12-18

Review Citation(s):
Kirkus Reviews 09/01/2021
Booklist 09/15/2021 pg. 66
Publishers Weekly 10/04/2021
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 11/01/2021
School Library Journal 11/01/2021 pg. 82

About the Author
Dustin Thao is a Vietnamese-American writer based in Southern California. He graduated from Amherst College with a B.A. in Political Science, and is in a PhD program at Northwestern University. He writes contemporary young adult fiction. You've Reached Sam is his YA debut.

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