A tribute to lovable losers, unlikely adventures, uncomfortable truths, and the will to move forward.
Rob Shapiro gives us a rich, fresh, honest, eloquent take on the age-old adventure archetype and makes us feel better for the experience, better about ourselves, better about the world. What an achievement that is. This is a brilliant YA debut.
Joseph Kertes, author of Last Impressions
A fast-paced, page-turning adventure built out of a strikingly original mythology. Eerie, surprising, and a lot of fun.
Elan Mastai, author of All Our Wrong Todays
Sam Sullinger’s journey to save his only friend takes him from school and family chaos to junkshop mystery to Hell, and involves geeks and demons, love and awkwardness, humour and lore. The Book of Sam reads like an arcade game set in a TED Talk given by a guy you’d like to hang out with.
Richard Scrimger, author of Zomboy
The Book of Sam is a roller coaster adventure that's as funny and relatable as it is earnest in showing how a teenage boy will go through literal Hell to save the girl he loves.
R.S. Kovach, author of The Last Resort
Going to Hell has never been so enjoyable! A gory and romantic adventure for a love worth battling a thousand demons.
Amber K. Bryant, author of Blood King
The Book of Sam is a wonderfully created and thoughtful story that will enthrall readers. Recommended.
The Book of Sam is a delightful adventure novel with enough twists, turns, suspense, and revelations to satisfy an adult reader... a bold, surprising novel... pure pleasure reading.
Quill & Quire
The Book of Sam is an amazing story ... I loved this book so much, I think I read it twice before putting it down just to take a breath.
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