You've reached Sam [Book Review ]

By anakdenesor - Februari 13, 2024


"The truth is, no one experiences grief the same way, and we all come out of it differently."

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 everything to forget him and the tragic way he died. But a message Sam left behind in her yearbook forces back memories. Desperate to hear his voice one more time, Julie calls Sam’s cellphone just to listen to his voicemail.

And Sam picks up the phone.

I read it in one of those days when I was not feeling very joyful. I felt like I can't take sorrow anymore. We all want a second chance is it. The novel beautifully navigates the complexities of grief and the ways in which we hold on to memories.

The narrative unfolds with a mix of raw emotion and a touch of nostalgia, as Julie grapples with the unexpected discovery that reopens wounds she thought were healing. Thao's prose is evocative, drawing readers into the characters' experiences and allowing them to feel the weight of their emotions.

The thoughts, the feelings still lingering long after i finished this book. If you have a chance, who you wanna be on phone call with for the last time?

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  1. sedihnya cerita dia.. bukan senang nak terima kehilangan orang tersayang secara mengejut. kesian Julie..

  2. Awal-awal dah touching sobs! sobs! sobs

  3. Oh wow. This sounds like such a powerful read. Thank you for sharing this <3
    the creation of beauty is art.

  4. a compelling narrative that delves into the resilience of the human spirit & the healing power of remembering...
    hehe ;-)