Monday, November 14, 2022

#BookReview: The Book of Sam by Rob Shapiro

Synopsis: Sam, the unchosen one, ventures to Hell to rescue his best friend.

Seventeen-year-old Sam Sullinger lives in the shadow of adolescence. Lost among his overachieving siblings and chided by his stern father, Sam finds himself the daily target of bullying. His only solace is his best friend and crush, Harper.

In a grand plan designed to help Sam confess his love to Harper, he sets off a series of events that lead to her being kidnapped to Hell. Racked with guilt, Sam makes a bold decision for the first time in his life: he’s going to rescue his only friend. 

Sam is thrust into a vivid world fraught with demons, vicious beasts, and a falling city. Every leg of his journey serves to remind him that he isn’t some brave knight on a quest — he’s an insecure teenager who is yearning to make his mark on at least one world.


Rating: 2 Stars
My Review: This one lacked the plot that I needed to really enjoy it.  I was lot some of the time and really wondered why things were happening.  I wish it would have gone a little darker and deeper with the characters.  


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. ― Cupcakes and Popcorn

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

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

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

A tribute to lovable losers, unlikely adventures, uncomfortable truths, and the will to move forward. ― 
Kirkus Reviews

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

The Book of Sam is a wonderfully created and thoughtful story that will enthrall readers. Recommended. ― CM Magazine

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

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

About the Author

Rob Shapiro is a novelist and TV writer who has dabbled in film, theatre, and copywriting. He recently wrote for Nelvana’s D.N.Ace and co-created two television series that are in development. Rob lives in Toronto.

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