Monday, November 19, 2018

#BookReview: Sadie by Courtney Summers! @courtney_s #Amazing #YA @WednesdayBooks #Sisters @MacmillanUSA #Review #books #bookworms #FINDSADIE

Title: Sadie
Author: Courtney Summers
Genre: YA, Family, Social Issues
Publisher: Macmillian
Publication Date: September 4, 2018
Length: 314 pages
Source: Purchased 
Purchase: Amazon, TBD, Audible



Book Description:


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.


My Opinion:

How do you describe a book that mentally takes you to new levels? Sadie loved her sister and did everything she could for her. Her sister's death brings new levels to desperation, loneliness, and vengeance for Sadie. She wants what was taken away from her but, of course, that isn't going to happen, so she plans and enacts her revenge and does what the police couldn't or wouldn't do. This book had me emotionally charged from the beginning and there are several passages that I loved in the book. 

Her mother is a complete shit. From the abuse, mistreatment, and all out ignoring of Sadie she has done to her all her life. There is no forgiveness from me for her. What captivates me most about this is a can picture this being true to life. The love of her sister is what pushed her all along why wouldn't it push her in death to find and kill her sisters killer? Sadie is just a heartbreaking tale but one that is so fantastic that I just couldn't put it down. I loved how they made the book a podcast and had - interviews, phone conversations and had someone do a podcast called The Girls on Macmillan's website. That is just fantastic. 


This book rips at your heart and makes you feel. You know that Sadie is grief-stricken and alone. No one to care for as she had all Mattie's life. Nothing to live for anymore. Nothing to stop her from doing this. By going out on this limb she has put all her hopes on finding Keith and killing him. This book gave me all the feels. Sorrow, pain, heartbreak, and determination to put her sisters killer where he belongs. I am not saying if it is right or wrong just that it is. Sadie is way stronger then I am. There are a few spots in the book that was I was like - come on how is she still surviving? But, it worked in this book. 
This is a must-read. I liked that is was portrayed as a podcast and loved that West at first didn't want to look for Sadie - rationalizing it as another runaway. But, as you get deeper in the book you realize he needed to know what happened to her and felt for her. I can't gush over this book enough. It was a 5+ star book and a wonderful addition to my library. 


I give this book 5+ of 5 Stars!


About the Author:
Courtney Summers was born in Belleville, Ontario, Canada in 1986 and currently resides in a small town not far from there. At age 14, and with her parents' blessing, Courtney dropped out of high school to pursue her education independently. At age 18, she wrote her first novel and never looked back. Her first book, Cracked Up to Be, was published in 2008, when she was 22. To date, she has authored six novels and is best known for her unapologetic, difficult female protagonists. In 2016, Courtney was named one of Flare Magazine's 60 under 30.

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Disclaimer: I purchased/won this book on my own. No one sponsored or endorsed this post. All opinions are my own. All information on the book or author can be found at the author's website.

29 comments:

  1. I definitely need to read this book, great review

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  2. I'm sure we can relate to the character one level or another. It's great!

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  3. Such a wonderful review. I've been hearing all kinds of praise for this book. Got it on my Santa list now and I've been good! LOL Thanks for sharing.

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  4. A lot of people seem to be talking about this one at the moment!

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  5. This book sounds like an intriguing read.

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  6. Fantastic review Mary! I agree with everything!!!! And I am so happy that you loved it too!!!

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  7. the book sounds interesting, thanks.

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  8. I thought this was well done and appreciated the ending. I have loved everything this author has written, and she is so diverse.

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  9. Oh wow, this sounds like an extraordinary read! Full of suspense.

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  10. I will be looking for this book for my mother for Christmas! Thanks for writing a very informative review!

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  11. I feel so...uninformed. I'm not totally sure what a podcast is but I do love books that keep me on the edge of my seat.

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  12. one of my fav books of the year!

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  13. Great review! I can’t wait to read the book.

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  14. Great review. I like the cover of this book, so I have been wanting to read it. :)

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  15. I have heard such great things about this book. I would love to get my hands on an ARC!

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  16. I love that cover! It's eye-catching.

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  17. I will have to add this to my list sounds interesting.

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  18. I love books like this! It looks like easy, yet exciting, reading.

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  19. This Sadie book sounds very interesting to me, would like to read it.

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  20. (#BookReview: Sadie by Courtney Summers! @courtney_s #Amazing #YA @WednesdayBooks #Sisters @MacmillanUSA #Review #books #bookworms #FINDSADIE) Another good sounding book to read.

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  21. Great Review! Something I wouldn't mind getting my eyes on for sure!

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  22. This sounds really good! thanks for sharing the review

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  23. I just seen this book earlier today and it had good ratings too. Sounds like one for me to enjoy reading . thanks

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  24. Thanks for the review. This sounds like one I would really enjoy.

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  25. (BookReview: Sadie by Courtney Summers! @courtney_s #Amazing #YA @WednesdayBooks #Sisters @MacmillanUSA #Review #books #bookworms #FINDSADIE) I love a good mystery thriller, this sounds so good.

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