The Many Half-Lived Lives of Sam Sylvester by Maya Macgregor

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The Many Half-Lived Lives of Sam Sylvester explores healing in the aftermath of trauma and the fullness of queer joy. In this queer contemporary YA mystery, a nonbinary autistic teen 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 has long collected stories of half-lived lives?_"of kids who died before they turned nineteen. Sam was almost one of those kids. Now, as Sam?_Ts own nineteenth birthday approaches, their recent near-death experience haunts them. They?_Tre certain they don?_Tt have much time left. . . . But Sam's life seems to be on the upswing after meeting several new friends and a potential love interest in Shep, their next-door neighbour. Yet the past keeps roaring back?_"in Sam?_Ts memories and in the form of a thirty-year-old suspicious death that took place in Sam?_Ts new home. Sam can?_Tt resist trying to find out more about the kid who died and who now seems to guide their investigation. When Sam starts receiving threatening notes, they know they?_Tre on the path to uncovering a murderer.A?But are they digging through theA?past or digging their own future grave??_oLook no further for your next favourite read, because The Many Half-Lived Lives of Sam SylvesterA?has it all: a gripping murder mystery that will keep you turning pages, ghosts, romance, and a treasure trove of queer characters with depth and heart. Here?_Ts something rare?_"a suspenseful story that also feels like a hug.?__ ?_"Sarah Glenn Marsh, author of the Reign of the Fallen series
Binding: Paperback / softback

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