You'Ve Reached Sam

You'Ve Reached Sam

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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.

How do you move forward when everything you love in on the line?

Seventeen-year-old Julie 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. Desperate to hear his voice one more time, Julie calls Sam's cellphone just to listen to his voicemail. And Sam picks up the phone.

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

Filled with a diverse cast of characters, the heartache of first love and loss, and the kind of friends that can get you through anything, plus a touch of magic, You've Reached Sam will make an instant connection with anyone looking for a big emotional romance of a read.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 304 pages
  • 136.65 x 209.55mm
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1250762030
  • 9781250762030
  • 3,309

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If you like your contemporaries with a tiny piece of magic, this emotional YA is perfect for you. --BuzzFeed

"You've Reached Sam is a hauntingly remarkable debut. Dustin Thao gently weaves grief, regret, second chances, and the honestly beautiful moments we carry from a first love. Every tear you will shed reading this book will be worth it. --Julian Winters, award-winning author of Running With Lions

Thao skillfully marries a quiet, elegiac novel about grief with a provocative sf conceit. A poignant and moving read. --Booklist

COSMO.COM, The Best YA Books of 2021

A heartfelt story about love, loss, and grief, Dustin Thao's bittersweet novel You've Reached Sam will likely make you shed some tears this Fall. --Culturess

A touch of magic, first love and loss, this is the story of romance and heartache. --SheReads

The unique premise and authentic depiction of grief holds plenty of appeal. --Publishers Weekly
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About Dustin Thao

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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Rating details

708 ratings
3.94 out of 5 stars
5 38% (269)
4 29% (206)
3 24% (167)
2 7% (50)
1 2% (16)
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