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Sadie

A missing girl on a journey of revenge. A Seriallike podcast following the clues she's left behind. And an ending you won't be able to stop talking about.Sadie hasn't had an easy life. Growing up on her own, she's been raising her sister Mattie in an isolated small town, trying her best to provide a normal life and keep their heads above water.But when Mattie is found dead, Sadie's entire world crumbles. After a somewhat botched police investigation, Sadie is determined to bring her sister's killer to justice and hits the road following a few meager clues to find him.When West McCraya radio personality working on a segment about small, forgotten towns in Americaoverhears Sadie's story at a local gas station, he becomes obsessed with finding the missing girl. He starts his own podcast as he tracks Sadie's journey, trying to figure out what happened, hoping to find her before it's too late.Courtney Summers has written the breakout book of her career. Sadie is propulsive and harrowing and...

Title : Sadie
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ISBN : 9781250105714
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 308 pages
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Sadie Reviews

  • Meredith

    “I’m going to kill the man who killed my sister.”

    Sadie is a stunning, heartbreaking read about a girl dead set on murdering the man who killed her little sister.


    19-year-old Sadie only had one thing her life to love, which was her 13-year-old little sister, Mattie. Growing up in a trailer park in Colorado, she had to endure her mother’s drug abuse, neglect, and many boyfriends; some of whom were verbally, physically, and sexually abusive. But Sadie survived in order to protect Mattie. Sadly wh
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  • Mary Beth *Traveling Sister*

    An abandoned, one room schoolhouse sits three miles outside of Cold Creek, taken by fire. The roof is caved in and what's left of the walls are charred. It sits next to an Apple orchard. The body of Maddie Southern was discovered between the burning schoolhouse and the Apple orchard just out of sight. She's been missing for three days earlier and she was found there dead. She was only thirteen years old. Mattie left behind a nineteen year old sister, Sadie, a surrogate grandmother, May Beth, and ...more

  • Melanie



    “I don’t know why this is the thing I choose to say out loud because it hurts to say it, to feel the truth of those words pass my lips, to have them be real in this world. But she’s dead is the reason I’m still alive. She’s dead is the reason I’m going to kill a man.”


    Sadie is worth all the praise and hype you’ve heard about it. I had a feeling I was going to love this book, but I didn’t know that I would give it a piece of my heart. This is such a bright light in 2018 releases, and even thou ...more

  • Norma * Traveling Sister

    Powerful, compelling, & heartbreaking!

    I have enjoyed YA stories in the past but in my opinion I think this book is geared to a much wider audience than just teens.

    SADIE by COURTNEY SUMMERS is a memorable, important, and a fantastic YA mystery novel that immediately grabbed my attention and had me glued to those pages right to the very end.

    Sadie's story was not an easy read as it delves deep into Sadie's pain and some tough subject matter. But, I thought that the author handled it with such
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  • Melissa

    To say I’m not much of a YA reader is underplaying reality a bit. To say that I’m extremely choosy, ready to renege at the first sign of any juvenile antics and pretty much dragging my feet through the first few chapters, when I do finally cave, is all too accurate. My point being, if you’ve hesitated to pick up Sadie because you don’t frequent YA reads, let those preconceived notions go and take a chance. Live life through Sadie’s eyes—I'm betting you won’t regret it. Hers is a bleak and tormen

    "And it begins, as so many stories do, with a dead girl."


    Sometimes the story isn’t about the dead 13-year-old girl, left in a field behind a burned out schoolhouse, but rather the disappearance of her nineteen-year-old sister. A girl that took on the mothering role when her own drunk and drugged out mother didn’t care enough to bother. An older sister that did everything in her power to keep her little sister safe . . . until that one moment she took a beat for herself and wasn’t there. One single night—a time out of sorts—that spelled goodbye.

    Armed with a switchblade to do the dirty work and driven by a thirst for revenge, Sadie sets out to find the monster responsible for killing her sister. She’s gutsy and reckless, but raw and so darn young. Left with a gaping hole her sister once occupied, will happiness ever be an option or is Sadie’s final act imminent?

    "I’m going to carve my name into his soul."


    It’s a podcaster that finds himself playing detective, piecing together Sadie’s disappearance for her pseudo-grandmother and his listeners—dueling Sadie’s timeline along the way. Initially denying there was even a story to tell—“Girls go missing all the time.”—until the evidence left him no choice but to succumb to the hunt.

    The truth is harsh, soul-crushing and just downright awful. I think we can all agree, there’s nothing worse than innocent children being hurt at the hands of a demon and even more so when their parents don’t care enough to pay attention. Knowing there are kids out there living this life right now, makes this story that much harder to stomach.

    Courtney Summers gives just enough of the story to make assumptions about the finale—all of the pieces are there, waiting to be assembled as the reader sees fit. My optimistic side liked that she left the door slightly cracked for the teeniest tiniest bit of hope to slip through—although probably extremely unlikely given the evidence—with the only other option being one no one wants to consider.

    I have to admit, there’s something truly engaging about the author’s style. There’s almost a quiet beauty to the way Courtney Summers strings thoughts together, while simultaneously working to keep the reader in the dark. A few times her words made me pause, reread and reflect—making it easy to see what all the fuss has been about. Like this lovely passage:

    "I wish this was a love story. A love story about lovers whose mouths meet like two puzzle pieces fitting perfectly into place, about the electric feeling of one person’s name on the other’s tongue because no one has ever spoken them out loud like that before. About people who spend the night together looking at the stars until entire constellations exist within them. Everyone is perfect in that indistinct way most characters are and every perfectly constructed scene in their fictional lives is somehow more real than anything you’ve known or lived."


    Regardless of the genre label, Sadie left a mark on my heart. To say that I’m a YA convert—not quite. A new Courtney Summers fan—yes!

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  • شيماء ✨

    Every now and then, I stumble upon a book that makes me wish to heap violence on my vocabulary, to wrench away words like “good” and “amazing” and excavate something more genuine, more raw, more appropriate to the experience of reading it.

    Sadie splintered in my heart, and I’m sure the author meant it to. I finished it, shivering with a chill inside me that nothing could possibly drive away. It’s been days and I still can’t swallow past the unaccountable lump in my throat. But I guess that’s just

    “I can’t take another dead girl.”



    Sadie is, to be charitable, an uncomfortable book; but I entirely believe that it's meant to be discomfiting. It is haunting and creepy, a story of loss and lies and betrayal wrapped around a skeleton of heartache and grief. A tale of sisterly devotion that hasn’t tasted any real hope in so long and has been fed and nurtured on darker things—guilt and hurt and so much rage.

    We travel the pathways of Sadie’s life and shudder at the horrors there. Sadie has turned her heart out for the reader to examine the contents. Her voice is visceral, conveying her emotions with startling physicality. It was so deeply heartbreaking to see how much Sadie’s love for her sister inflects her narration, and that sense of marveling at what multitudes could come from one person remained with me throughout the entire book. My desolation deepened at the knowledge that each day, the crank will turn anew, and the gears of the world will lurch into motion but the broken edges of her little sister’s sundered name will not grow smooth with time; Sadie's guilt and grief were corrosive, and she was a husk.

    Reading this book felt as though I was clinging to the edge of reason by my fingertips, and the spinning world might at any given moment shake me off and hurl me. All I could feel was the approach, the closing-in, and the dread—a clinging, muttering dread, tenacious as cobwebs. My heart was wild with it, and with anguish too, and every new page was scraping a place already raw. I was feeling the story's urgency pull me deeper and deeper inside it and there was only horror as every new truth came clear to me. I genuinely wished that I could somehow form each new revelation into a different picture and disprove my dark suspicions.

    If you’ve read a Courtney Summers novel, you know that she never pulls her punches, condescends, softens it up or sugarcoats. She knows what teenagers are capable of and what her teenage readers can bear, and she brings both past the very edge of comfort; the result would be either short and abrupt as a firework, or long and spun-out, and you never knew which, the ending might be soft or brutal, and you never knew which.

    Sadie is a story that confronts you with the gruesome truth that the monsters we conceive in our imagination are not nearly as frightening as the monstrous acts perpetrated by ordinary human beings. That when there isn't even a wisp of humanity to grasp at, let alone a strand to hang on to and follow into the dark, you are only plucking at strings of conscience that will yield no sound.

    Sadie still keeps replaying itself over and over, relentless, so many questions coiling tightly in my mind, boiling down to one terrible conviction: I can’t take another dead girl, either.

    TW: pedophilia, child sexual abuse, parental neglect, mentions and descriptions of substance abuse.

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  • Debra

    "It's sad when people don't realize their worth."

    WOW! Reading this book is like being sucker punched by sadness.

    Sadie has lived a sad life. She is frequently teased for her stutter. She has no idea who her father is. Her Mother is an addict who had a bevy of boyfriends rotating in and out of their lives. Some of which are happy to ignore Sadie and her younger sister, Mattie. Unfortunately, there was one boyfriend who gave way too much attention. Sadie has basically raised not only herself, but h
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  • Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin

    UPDATE: $2.99 on Kindle US today 12/29/18

    That bastard!!!!



    Sadie.....

    I'm not writing a proper review.

    1. I don't want to

    2. There are 5o million reviews on this book & some don't matter in this GR world

    3. Maybe I will come back and link some smaller awesome reviews.

    Pay it forward!

    Happy Reading! Put on your big girl panties, bring tissues & lots of anger ....

    Mel 🖤🐶🐺🐾

    To all the girls... you read it... you will know.