#It’sLive!!~~Sadie by Courtney Summers #FindSadie
A missing girl on a journey of revenge and a Serial—like podcast following the clues she’s left behind.
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.
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Tera’s 4 Blush Review
What a refreshing read! I don’t mean that this book is going to bring you inner peace or comfort, but when you feel like you have read the same stories over and over again, Sadie is the perfect story to remind you that there is a lot out there to read. There really is a story for everyone.
I’ve known Courtney Summers as a fabulous Young Adult author. When the opportunity came to read and review Sadie, I jumped! What I didn’t do, what read the blurb.
Sadie is a different, unique kind of book. It’s written from Sadie’s POV, but it’s also essentially written from the POV of West McCray who is radio personality putting together a podcast for his quest to find Sadie. I’ll be honest… at first, I didn’t think I liked the podcast idea, but it GREW on me. It ended up being some of the best parts of the book.
While McCray is following the footsteps left behind by Sadie, we get to see what Sadie really was doing and how far ahead she was. Sadie is hands down one of the BEST characters I’ve ever seen written. She was driven. She was a vigilante for those who couldn’t or wouldn’t ask for help. She was broken. Sadie is on a mission to find the man who killed her sister, Mattie. The little girl that Sadie would give her own life for; who did all she could to protect Mattie from anything she could.
There were plenty of surprising elements in this story. I always love that YA has that “coming of age,” or “discovering one’s purpose” element. That part of Sadie’s story is the most important. It’s the reason Courtney Summers wrote this book. It’s the one thing that distracted me just a little bit from the ending that I can’t say I loved. But it’s good to know there is still someone out there for “The Girls.”