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StatusIn Processing
LocationClark County
Call NoYA MacG
TitleThe many half-lived lives of Sam Sylvester / Maya MacGregor.
AuthorMacGregor, Maya. author.
CollectionJF YA Fiction
Total Circ0
Reserve Item


StatusLocationBarcodeCall NoCreated OnIssue NameCirc StatusTemp Loc
In ProcessingClark County30293101975428YA MacG5/13/2022 In Processing 

Catalog Details

International Standard Book Number 9781635923599 (hc)
International Standard Book Number 163592359X (hc)
International Standard Book Number 9781635925708 (eBook)
Personal Name MacGregor, Maya. author.
Title Statement The many half-lived lives of Sam Sylvester / Maya MacGregor.
Edition Statement First edition.
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice New York : Astra Young Readers, an imprint of Astra Books for Young Readers, 2022.
Physical Description 350 pages ; 24 cm.
Summary, Etc. 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’s own nineteenth birthday approaches, their recent near-death experience haunts them. They’re certain they don’t 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 neighbor. Yet the past keeps roaring back—in Sam’s memories and in the form of a thirty-year-old suspicious death that took place in Sam’s new home. Sam can’t 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’re on the path to uncovering a murderer. But are they digging through the past or digging their own future grave? The Many Half-Lived Lives of Sam Sylvester explores healing in the aftermath of trauma and the fullness of queery joy.
Target Audience Note Ages 12+. Astra Young Readers.
Target Audience Note Grades 7-9. Astra Young Readers.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Murder Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Gender identity Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Sexual orientation Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Autism Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Adoption Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Single-parent families Fiction.
Index Term-Genre/Form Young adult fiction.
Index Term-Genre/Form Detective and mystery fiction.
Index Term-Genre/Form Romance fiction.
Index Term-Genre/Form Novels.

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