A lovely, heartbreaking book about how difficult it is to let go.
Julie Clarke, who is seventeen, has her entire future planned out: she will leave her little village with her lover Sam, go to college in the big city, and spend a summer in Japan. Then Sam passes away. Then everything is altered.
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Julie, who is devastated, misses his burial, tosses away his possessions, and does everything she can to forget him. But memories are brought back by a note Sam wrote in her yearbook. Julie contacts Sam’s cell phone merely to hear his voice mail because she wants to speak to him again. Sam then takes the call.
“You’ve Reached Sam by Dustin Thao is a touching book about love, sorrow, and what it means to say goodbye.”
The Book Guide® Editor
The connection is just transitory. But every time Julie hears Sam’s voice, she falls in love with him all over again, and it gets harder to let him go with each call. If you were given a second chance to say goodbye, what would you say?
You've Reached Sam (2021) by Dustin ThaoDune (2007) By: Glennon Doyle
by The Book Guide® Editors4.8/5 Excellent