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

The Many Half-Lived Lives of Sam Sylvester

Maya MacGregor

fiction contemporary lgbtqia+ mystery young adult dark emotional mysterious medium-paced

355 pages | first published 2022

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In this queer contemporary YA mystery, a nonbinary teen with autism 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's not overly optimistic a...
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Community Reviews

Summary of 78 reviews

Moods

mysterious 88%
emotional 79%
dark 45%
tense 45%
reflective 40%
hopeful 38%
inspiring 29%
challenging 18%
funny 18%
sad 15%
adventurous 13%
informative 2%
lighthearted 2%
relaxing 2%

Pace

medium 77%
slow 15%
fast 6%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 73% | Plot: 17% | Character: 9%

Strong character development?

Yes: 68% | It's complicated: 19% | No: 9% | N/A: 2%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 87% | It's complicated: 12%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 100%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 50% | It's complicated: 25% | Yes: 25%

Average rating

4.25

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