Book Review: The Many Half-Lived Lives Of Sam Sylvester by Maya MacGregor

Maya MacGregor’s debut YA novel, The Many Half-Lived Lives Of Sam Sylvester, is the unexpected tale of a haunted town, a traumatised teen, and the fragility – and power – in having a safe community to exist in.

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