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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 : 311 pages
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Sadie Reviews

  • jessica

    this is not a lighthearted story. if you are wanting a book that ends with a ‘happy ever after,’ then i suggest you look elsewhere. because you wont find it in these pages, between these words.

    what you will find is a story about the lengths a girl will go to protect her sister and the high prices she pays when she cant.

    this book is rough, and disturbing, and ultimately numbing. courtney summers has taken the somewhat morbid fascination society has with true crime and created a novel just as gr
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  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader

    An easy 5 stars to Sadie. ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Don’t miss her story.

    I’m sure you’ve seen this book around the blogosphere or Goodreads, and more than likely you’ve noticed the praise showered upon it. All absolutely, positively well-deserved. Please read on and let me introduce you to Sadie, an unforgettable, tenderly drawn character.

    Sadie’s dad has never been around, and her mom walked out and left her as a teen to raise her younger sister, Mattie. They live in a deserted town in a trailer park where an
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  • 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

  • destiny ♎ [howling libraries]

    At the time I’m writing this review, it’s been a couple of days since I finished Sadie, and I still haven’t fully processed it. This is one of those stories that seeps into your bones somewhere along the way, and it changes the way you look at the world a little. It is the best mystery—and one of the best books, period—that I have ever read, and it is also one of the bleakest, most devastating reading experiences of my life.

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


    You know, goin ...more

  • karen

    oooh, goodreads choice awards semifinalist for best YA 2018! what will happen?

    In our last episode, I introduced you to the two girls at the center of this podcast, Mattie Southern and Sadie Hunter. Mattie was murdered, her body left just outside her hometown of Cold Creek, Colorado. Sadie is missing, her car found, abandoned, thousands of miles away, with all her personal belongings still inside it. The girls’ surrogate grandmother, May Beth Foster, has enlisted my help in finding Sadie and brin

    ”She’s dead,” I whisper and 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 dropped out of school at sixteen to raise her sister after their addict-mother left, both of their fathers long out of the picture, and she struggled for years to make ends meet with her truncated education and severe stutter in a small-town trailer park full of bad memories and no prospects for the future.

    For some people, the future ahead is opportunity. For others, it’s only time you haven’t met and where I lived, it was only time. You don’t waste your breath trying to protect it. You just try to survive it until one day, you don’t.

    what she did have was her devotion to mattie, and with mattie gone, she’s got nothing left to lose and she’s a mama-bear incandescent with vengeance.

    i'll say no more, but oh, man, this is a powerhouse of a book. it'll getcha.

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    might bump this up to five stars - gotta let it all settle.

    review to come, but in short: magnificent.

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    it's here!



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    Congratulations karen!

    You are one of our Giveaways lucky winners!


    YYYEEEAAAAHHHHH!!



    come to my blog! ...more

  • Courtney

    YOU DID IT! You got Sadie to the final round of the Goodreads Choice Awards! If you want to see her named Best YA Fiction of 2018, you have until November 26th to cast your vote! Whatever happens next, *thank you* for making Sadie a finalist--your belief in and support of her story of revenge, sisterhood, love and survival means the world to me and has enabled more people to discover it. Thank you for continuing to show up for this book. Thank you for your votes. I've truly got the best readers. ...more

  • 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!

    **Thank you to St. Martin’s Press & Wednesday Books for a review copy.** ...more

  • 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