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You've Reached Sam

A Novel

Dustin Thao

Wednesday Books

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ISBN10: 1250762030
ISBN13: 9781250762030


304 Pages



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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.


Praise for You've Reached Sam

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

"[T]his debut novel will draw readers in and shatter their hearts in the best way."—Bulletin for the Center of Children's Books

"You’ve Reached Sam is a quiet exploration of grief and the ways in which we cope with losing the ones we love too soon. If you’re in need of a good, cathartic crying session, this one’s for you!"—The Nerd Daily

"Have your tissues at the ready when you dive into Dustin Thao's emotional novel You've Reached Sam."—PopSugar

"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

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

"The unique premise and authentic depiction of grief holds plenty of appeal."Publishers Weekly

About the author

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.

Mika Obayashi

Dustin Thao

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