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

The Many Half-Lived Lives of Sam Sylvester

Maya MacGregor

355 pages first pub 2022 (editions)

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

Description

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 487 reviews

Moods

mysterious 86%
emotional 80%
dark 48%
hopeful 44%
tense 42%
reflective 26%
inspiring 24%
adventurous 23%
challenging 19%
sad 18%
funny 15%
informative 6%
lighthearted 3%
relaxing 1%

Pace

medium 78%
fast 14%
slow 6%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 64% | Character: 19% | Plot: 15%

Strong character development?

Yes: 79% | It's complicated: 12% | No: 7%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 94% | It's complicated: 3% | No: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 99%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 45% | It's complicated: 25% | Yes: 25% | N/A: 3%

Average rating

4.25

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