Saturday, July 20th 2019


SadieSadie by Courtney Summers
Published by Wednesday Books on September 4th 2018
Pages: 308

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.

This book was everything it was hyped up to be. I loved everything about this book. It covers so many hard-hitting topics very thoughtfully (TW for pedophilia, sexual abuse, murder, and drugs). I was drawn to this book for that reason and also for the podcast element as I listen to and love many podcasts, especially those covering true crime. This book is difficult and raw and what I would consider a required read. However, there are some topics in this book that I understand not everyone can handle. If you can, I highly recommend this book. The story is framed beautifully, I felt for the characters and the ending was perfect.