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Published by Wednesday Books on September 4, 2018
Genres: Contemporary, Mystery
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(Last Updated On: June 12, 2022)
A missing girl on a journey of revenge. A Serial―like 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 McCray―a radio personality working on a segment about small, forgotten towns in America―overhears 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 will keep you riveted until the last page.
I went into Sadie by Courtney Summers not really knowing what to expect, and I think that’s the best way to go into it!
What I Liked:
- The audiobook! I was lucky enough to experience this novel as an audiobook the first time I picked it up, which I highly recommend doing. Each chapter starts with a podcast, and Macmillan went through the trouble of making the listening experience as amazing as possible, because they make it sound like an actual podcast. It’s amazing and really adds to the story overall. The storytelling was just amazing.
- The plot. The plot mainly follows Sadie and what happened to her. Her sister was murdered and Sadie’s car was found abandoned, without her in sight. It just kept me hooked the whole time.
- The power of family. I loved reading a book about how strong family and sister bonds can be.
- The way the story is told. The mix of the podcast with Sadie’s POV makes it so interesting. The reader has to sort of piece everything together on their own which only adds to the fun.
What I disliked:
- seriously nothing!
If you’re looking for a book, any book at all, and you don’t know what to read, I’m telling you: you have to pick up Sadie by Courtney Summers! You will not be disappointed.