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The many half-lived lives of Sam Sylvester / Maya MacGregor.

MacGregor, Maya, (author.).

Available copies

  • 14 of 17 copies available at NC Cardinal. (Show)
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Fontana Regional Library.


  • 0 current holds with 17 total copies.

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Hudson (Fontana) YA MACGREGOR (Text) 39493109892838 Young Adult New Fiction Available -
Macon County Public Library YA MACGREGOR (Text) 39493109274227 Young Adult New Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781635923599
  • ISBN: 163592359X
  • Physical Description: 350 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Astra Young Readers, [2022]

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.:
"Sam Sylvester is an 18-year-old white nonbinary autistic person who just moved with their dad to a small Oregon town after experiencing a hate crime in Montana that almost killed them. Sam, who was in foster care as a child, has never really felt a connection with anyone but their black adoptive father before, but as soon as they move to Astoria, things start to change. They meet other queer kids, like Shep, a brown Latina who's bisexual and who quickly becomes their closest friend and biggest ally. The two have something in common other than queerness: they're both very intrigued by Sam's new house, where someone called Billy Clement died 30 years ago. The town considers it a tragic accident, but Sam and Shep are not so sure." -- from publisher.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 12+. Astra Young Readers.
Grades 7-9. Astra Young Readers.
Subject: Murder > Fiction.
Gender identity > Fiction.
Gender-nonconforming people > Fiction.
Sexual orientation > Fiction.
Autism > Fiction.
Adoption > Fiction.
Single-parent families > Fiction.
Genre: Novels.
Young adult fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.

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