You've Reached Sam
Books | Young Adult Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
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 SelectionA Cosmo.com Best YA Book Of 2021A Buzzfeed Best Book Of NovemberA Goodreads Most Anticipated Book
St. Martin's Publishing Group
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"Admittedly, I cry somewhat easily, but this book had me crying 60% of the time, far more than any other book. The emotion hits since the first few pages, and I took my time reading it to really enjoy Julie's grieving process as she learns to move forward from the death of her boyfriend Sam. If you want a lighter/happier take on this kind of plot, I suggest the anime movie Ride Your Wave!"