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You've Reached Sam

4.18  ·  Rating details ·  318 ratings  ·  292 reviews
If I Stay meets Your Name in this heartfelt novel about love, loss, and what it means to say goodbye.

Seventeen-year-old Julie has her future all planned out—move out of her small town with her boyfriend Sam, attend college in the city, spend a summer in Japan. But then Sam dies. And everything changes.

Heartbroken, Julie skips his funeral, throws out his things, and tries e
Hardcover, 304 pages
Expected publication: November 2nd 2021 by Wednesday Books
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chai ♡
Heartbroken after her boyfriend’s death, Julie calls him to hear his voicemail—but he picks up, giving them a second chance at goodbye.” I feel such an inexplicably cosmic pain in my chest after reading this premise I’m convinced I'm not going to survive the actual story. ...more
Lists this book is found in: Best Books I read in March 2021!

~ 5 stars ~

💜 ~ Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for providing this eARC in exchange for an honest review ~ 💜

Content Warnings: Grief, death of a loved one, sudden death, depression, bullying

For a full, detailed review, check out my blog Mashlovesbooks

You’ve Reached Sam in a young adult contemporary novel by debut author, Dustin Thao. Julie is heartbroken and lost after her boyfriend and best-friend, Sam, suddenly dies befo
Nilufer Ozmekik
Mar 22, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I knew this book will break me into pieces. I knew it would slice my heart into tiny pieces. I knew it would hurt like hell since I read the blurb! But I eventually requested and I am still happy to read this extremely heartfelt beauty even though I’m an emotional mess right now!

This is story Julie and Sam! They are only seventeen but they seem like they figured out everything about their futures. They have bigger plans. Julie wants to be successful author as Sam wants to be great musician. The
daph pink ♡
Jan 22, 2021 marked it as to-read
Shelves: 2021-tbr
the synopsis is the definition of pain.

and i am ready to feel it!
Sep 20, 2020 marked it as not-yet-released
this book already broke my heart and i haven't read it

CW (The Quiet Pond) ✨
Read my full review on my book blog, The Quiet Pond.

I received an uncorrected bounded manuscript from the author. This does not influence my opinion in any way.

When I finished this book, I had tears mixed with snot sliding down my face. I plan on reading and reviewing the finished book come November, but here are my preliminary thoughts:
- The book really resonated with me because one of my most intense fears is losing someone I love. And this book is that fear in book form. For Julie, this fear
BookDuck | Maddie
Apr 03, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
⭐️ 4 Stars ⭐️

You’ve Reached Sam is about Julie, a seventeen-year-old girl who is about to graduate high school. She has her whole future planned with her boyfriend Sam until that breaks into pieces. Sam ends up dying, and Julie throws out his things, skips the funeral, and tries to forget him. Wanting to hear his voice one more time, Julie dials his number, and he picks up. Julie has been given another chance to talk to Sam but eventually has to say goodbye.

The writing in this book was absolute
Althea | themoonwholistens ☾
update: ARC has been secured 😌

*Thank you to the publisher -Wednesday Books- for sending me an ARC to review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.*

you know what would be crazy, if I rewatched Your Name for the 100th time and then read this book. I wonder how hard I'm going to cry.

I don't know if my heart can take the sadness of the actual story, but we're going to read it anyway. November TBR population: 1

..........IM OKAY. IM NOT SAD. AT ALL.
Booktastically Amazing
~👑Special thanks to Netgalley and Wednesday Books for the ARC in exchange for an honest review!👑~

This didn't break me.
And I'm sad about that.

Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟⭐ 4.0

Being the smart, intelligent, soulless being that I am... you would THINK that I have a semblance of something in my head. You know what I have? ~static~ Ergo, why I went into this book LOOKING for a heart-rending, shattering, soul spilling story which would wake me up at dawn in reminiscence of its pain and make me bawl my eyes out.

lily ☁️
from here on out, emma and i only deserve wholesome, hilarious and delightful buddy reads for at least the remainder of 2021. :’)


give me all the tears and heartache, i’m ready.

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l a u r a ♛
4/5 :)

If the ending is this painful, I don’t know if this was worth it all.

yes i’m disappointed. i wish i could say that this is a joke for april fools, but sadly, i can’t. i still rated it 4 stars so i guess that’s somewhat ok…

get ready for a review with lots of some ellipses…

i was seriously SO excited to read this and i was so so happy when Netgalley accepted my request. but… it didn’t exactly live up to my expectations.

i have to say i was mildly disappointed. it was still a good book but i d
Apr 03, 2021 rated it did not like it
they say if you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all.

anyway, that's my review.
Jan 15, 2021 marked it as to-read
i already want to cry
as a seattlelite who has recently lost someone dear to them, this book couldn't have come into my life at a more necessary time. i'm sure i'll have more words to say eventually, but dustin's imagery & words are ones that i'll carry in my heart forever.

tw: grief, death, divorce/separated parents, racism, car crash
Lauren Lanz
Apr 09, 2021 is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arcs, young-adult
I can't believe I received this ARC, I'm beyond excited to have my soul stomped on (the tissue box is ready).

Julie is left heartbroken when her boyfriend, Sam, tragically dies. Desperate to hear his voice one more time, she calls his cellphone just to listen to his voicemail. And Sam picks up the phone.
Apr 13, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed, arcs
my blog.

Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for allowing me to read this novel in exchange for an honest review.

4.5 stars

I missed you. I missed you infinity.

Let me preface this with if the cover alone and the description don't convince you to read this book then I hope this review does. I knew this book would break me and I was right FYI, I finished it and cried myself to sleep. This book is Julie's journey of accepting Sam's death and learning to let go. The writing style was really
Don't mind me I'm just going to sit in a lump and be depressed at how disappointing this book was.It took me like nine days to finish. It wasn't awful, it just wasn't my thing. Rtc

I must have this now. The cover is beautiful, the synopsis is amazing, an it's set in a town not too far from my own- what more could I ask for?
Jan 15, 2021 marked it as to-read
♠ TABI⁷ ♠
Jan 15, 2021 marked it as to-read
Shelves: edelweiss, netgalley
haven't even read this but that blurb broke my heart so imagine what the full book is gonna do

Jan 18, 2021 is currently reading it
this book sounds like heartbreak wrapped in a nice sob session and i'm honestly so here for it- ...more
Jan 17, 2021 marked it as to-read-so-bad-it-hurts
That cover and Your Name being a comp title is simply... a lot
ARC provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are my own.

Actual Rating: 4.5⭐

I can count on one hand the books that have ever actually made me cry. Not just tear up, but actually cry and this book is one of them. Not only that! But I accidentally thought about it in the car with my family later in the day and started to cry again which was embarrassing but also a testament to how much I loved this book.

You know going into this book that it's
Jan 15, 2021 marked it as to-read
This cover is gorgeous.
This synopsis gave me a lot of emotions.
Can’t imagine what the actual book will do to me.

I guess it’s a good thing I love stories that will make me cry into oblivion, right? 😌
Jan 15, 2021 marked it as to-read
Shelves: 2021-releases
January 15, 2021: THE MOST BEAUTIFUL COVER OH MY. also, this is going to make me cry, the heartbreak vibes are r e a l
hillary ☾
That’s one of my favorite covers EVER 😭✨
Sara Oliveira
Apr 03, 2021 rated it liked it
3.5 ⭐️

TW/CW: grief, death, divorced parents, car crash

First off, this books starts out in a bookstore and is there a more perfect setting? I fell in love with the cover and the synopsis of this book when I first saw it and with all of my friends equally interested we had very high expectations - so maybe that was my downfall. I was so ready to just end this book full bawling like a baby drowning in feelings and jut wrecked. And while I think the writing was very easy to get into and the concept
Jan 16, 2021 marked it as to-read
"Heartbroken after her boyfriend’s death, Julie calls him to hear his voicemail—but he picks up, giving them a second chance at goodbye."

I'm already fucking crying
3/29/21: i'm resisting against reading this; not surprisingly, i'm losing


slkdjflkj that cover,,, i need it so badly
Jan 23, 2021 marked it as to-read
I just noticed this comes out in November, I-

Karen Kuhn
Nov 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: won
For everyone who ever has lost anyone, this is a heartwarming, sweet book about grief and loss but its especially about love and moving forward. Few people who lose someone close to them have the opportunity to know what that person wants for them moving forward. Julie is one of those people and this book has a unique perspective on love and loss. I would consider this book more of a YA read based on the characters but it's timeless in its message. ...more
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