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The Many Half-Lived Lives of Sam Sylvester

Maya MacGregor

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Custom printed edges on hardcover copy of The Many Half-Lived Lives of Sam Sylvester by Maya MacGregor

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Turn around is roughly 6-8 weeks. Note this estimate can change if a specific book in your order is severely backordered by the publisher or comes in earlier than expected.


In this queer contemporary YA mystery, a nonbinary teen with autism realizes they must not only solve a 30-year-old mystery but also face the demons lurking in their past in order to live a satisfying life.

Sam Sylvester's not overly optimistic about their recent move to the small town of Astoria, Oregon after a traumatic experience in their last home in the rural Midwest.

Yet Sam's life seems to be on the upswing after meeting several new friends and a potential love interest in Shep, the pretty neighbor. However, Sam can't seem to let go of what might have been, and is drawn to investigate the death of a teenage boy in 1980s Astoria. Sam's convinced he was murdered--especially since Sam's investigation seems to resurrect some ghosts in the town.

Threatening notes and figures hidden in shadows begin to disrupt Sam's life. Yet Sam continues to search for the truth. When Sam discovers that they may be closer to a killer than previously known, Sam has a difficult decision to make. Would they risk their new life for a half-lived one?

Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Landyn Owens
Love it!!

It's beautiful and completely pristine! The colours are super vivid and the print is very high quality.


this book has such good non-binary representation and a very good mystery story line as well