Sadie

Sadie

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A New York Times bestseller!

4 Starred Reviews from Kirkus, School Library Journal, Booklist, Publishers Weekly !

"Sadie : a novel for readers of any age, and a character as indelible as a scar. Flat-out dazzling." -- A. J. Finn, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Woman in the Window

" Sadie is an electrifying, high-stakes road trip. Clear your schedule. You're not going anywhere until you've reached the end." --Stephanie Perkins, New York Times bestselling author of There's Someone Inside Your House and Anna and the French Kiss

"A haunting, gut-wrenching, and relentlessly compelling read." --Veronica Roth, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Carve the Mark and the Divergent series

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.

Publisher: New York : Wednesday Books, 2018.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781250105714
1250105714
Branch Call Number: YA SUMMERS
Characteristics: 311 pages ; 22 cm

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LPL_WilliamO Oct 09, 2018

Timely. Thrilling. Heart-wrenching. This story will definitely stay with me. The narrative alternates between an investigative podcast and the voice of Sadie, the older sister who goes searching for her sister's murderer. I listened to the audiobook, which has a full cast, and it was brilliant.


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LPL_WilliamO Oct 09, 2018

Timely. Thrilling. Heart-wrenching. This story will definitely stay with me. The narrative alternates between an investigative podcast and the voice of Sadie, the older sister who goes searching for her sister's murderer. I listened to the audiobook, which has a full cast, and it was brilliant.

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Sep 13, 2018

4 Stars - I recommend if you enjoy contemporary thrillers and suspense.

When 13 year old Mattie is found murdered, her older sister Sadie will stop at nothing to avenge her sister's death. She must use the clues that she has to find the person responsible. In the meantime Sadie and Mattie's "grandmother figure" May Beth calls West McCray, a journalist to look into the case. As he explores, his podcast "The Girls" begins. Will they find her or will the secrets of Mattie's death die with her?

I don't read a lot of thrillers, because I find I often guess what will happen and I get bored. That was not the case with this book, and I was pleasantly surprised. I really enjoyed the format of this novel, the alternation between podcast style chapter and narrative chapter from Sadie's POV was really interesting, and kept me interested in the plot. I also feel like Summers did a great job of making the chapters end in suspenseful ways that had me continuing to flip pages. I thought that the story was gritty and felt real without being too sunny or too depressing. The podcast portion of the book reminded me very much of Serial, so if you enjoyed that you will likely enjoy this book quite a bit. I highly recommend this fast-paced thriller if you enjoy those sorts of books.

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