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 dea ...more
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Nineteen-years-old Sadie has raised her little sister, thirteen-years-old Mattie, since she was born to Claire, their drug-addicted absent mo ...more
And it begins, as so many stories do, with a dead girl.
Holy hell, this book hit me hard.
I've been reading Summers' books for seven years now and she is both consistently good and continually getting better. I remember thinking that Some Girls Are was one of the most powerful and vicious books I'd ever read back in 2011. Then All the Rage came along and destroyed me some more.
Whether Summers is writing a contemporary high school novel, a mystery, or a zombie apocalypse, she crawls right insid ...more
This was a raw, emotional, and incredibly dark book. There are zero moments of levity and as someone who reads a lot of contemporary romances, it took a lot out of me to get through it. I am grateful that Courtney Summers did not sensationalize any of the abuse that went on before and during the events of this book. Though it's definitely present, it happens off of the page. She focuses on the toll it took on the victims rather than the acts themse ...more
I didn't know what to tell her. That I tried not to think about that kind of stuff, because it was painful, because I thought I could ever have it, but when I did end up liking someone, it always made me ache right down to my core. I realized pretty early on that the who didn't really matter so much. That anybody who listens to me, I end up loving them just a little.
Heartbreaking, hopeful, and impossible to look away from.
I am really loving this recent trend in YA thrillers of k ...more
“I don’t know why this is the thing I choose to say out loud because it hurts to say it, to feel the truth of those words pass my lips, to have them be real in this world. But she’s dead is the reason I’m still alive. She’s dead is the reason I’m going to kill a man.”
Sadie is worth all the praise and hype you’ve heard about it. I had a feeling I was going to love this book, but I didn’t know that I would give it a piece of my heart. This is such a bright light in 2018 releases, and e ...more
CW: sexual abuse, pedophilia, violence, drug abuse, death/murder
I really did not know what to expect from this novel going in. All I knew was that it was half-podcast, half-novel which tells the story of a girl searching for her sister’s killer. I was totally unprepared for the true darkness of this book, which was a (weirdly) wonderful surprise. This is my first read from Courtn ...more
"I’m dangerous. You shouldn't underestimate people, I want to call out. I have a knife."
SADIE has lost herself and she doesn't want to be found. Not by the few remaining people in her life, not even by life itself. She lets the reader know right away that she is being fueled only by revenge, and there is no question that Sadie is surviving for the sole purpose of killing the man she believes murdered her little sister.
"I’m going to kill a man. I’m going to steal the light fro ...more
Sadie was everything I wished and more than I could have fathomed.
I always try to keep my expectations low, especially if it’s a debut author, an overhyped book or a book by an author that I’ve never read before. If I do not keep my ...more
In our last episode, I introduced you to the two girls at the center of this podcast, Mattie Southern and Sadie Hunter. Mattie was murdered, her body left just outside her hometown of Cold Creek, Colorado. Sadie is missing, her car found, abandoned, thousands of miles away, with all her personal belongings still inside it. The girls’ surrogate grandmother, May Beth Foster, has enlisted my help in finding Sadie and brin ...more
Alternating between a Serial-type podcast, researched and narrated by a man named West McCray, and a teen girl's perspective, Sadie is a gut-punching tour de force of modern-American noir.
By the time she has reached her mid-teens, Sadie has accepted the fact that she is the sole person responsible for the care of her little sister, Mattie.
Although dealing with Mattie can be infuriating at times, she loves her with her whole heart and has done her best ...more
Sadie was everything I hoped she would be and more! She is the kind of character that tays with you long after you have finished reading the book.
Sadie has had a hard life but nothing affects her more deeply than the murder of her sister. It was a horri ...more
And it begins, as so many stories do, with a dead girl.
You know, go ...more
I appreciated the representation. I don't think I've ever read a book with a main character with a stutter. Actually I know I haven't. The podcast concept was original. The story was heartbreaking and I really appreciated how for once the main character while poor doesn't ends up going on an adventure where money magically isn't necessary.
I usually rate books based on my enjoyment. Can't say this is a book I enjoyed but I'm not certain it would be possi ...more
19 year old, Sadie and her younger sister, Mattie struggled to get by. Cold Creek is a small town with very few opportunities for employment. Many have to go to a neighboring town for work and school.
Mary Beth Foster was Mattie and Sadie's neighbor and the manager of the trailer park where they lived. Mary Beth tried to look out for the sisters but basically, it was just the two of them. Their mother, Claire had been out of ...more
"I'm going to kill a man. I'm going to steal the light from his eyes. I want to watch it go out. You aren't supposed to answer violence with more violence but sometimes I think violence is the only answer."
Reading Sadie was the perfect example of why sometimes, the timing of picking up a book can make or break your experience. I tried to pick this one up months ago when I first received it and only made it about 25 pages before I had to place it to the side. I had some heavy stuf ...more
I'm not writing a proper review.
1. I don't want to
2. There are 5o million reviews on this book & some don't matter in this GR world
3. Maybe I will come back and link some smaller awesome reviews.
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Happy Reading! Put on your big girl panties, bring tissues & lots of anger ....
To all the girls... you read it... you will know. ...more
Sadie is a stunning, heartbreaking read about a girl dead set on murdering the man who killed her little sister.
19-year-old Sadie only had one thing her life to love, which was her 13-year-old little sister, Mattie. Growing up in a trailer park in Colorado, she had to endure her mother’s drug abuse, neglect, and many boyfriends; some of whom were verbally, physically, and sexually abusive. But Sadie survived in order to protect Mattie. Sadly wh ...more
To anyone who lives under a rock that is impenetrable to news of Cool Things: First, may I suggest you move? Sounds like a terrible place to live. Under a rock that is specifically uncool. Anyway, due to the direness of your living situation, you would not have heard of this book, and so it is my solemn duty to tell you that this book is half podcast. The chap ...more
Well, I wasn’t expecting for this story to creep up on me the way it did.
I think it’s best to go on not knowing what the plot of the story is about, but I will try and articulate what it encompassed and how it made me feel.
More than anything I feel like this is a love story. A love story gone wrong. It’s a heartbreaking ...more
The magnetism of Sadie is not limited to the depth and despair of its subject matter (which will remain unnamed so that new readers can pick up this book, as I did, knowing little about it and therefore be swept away fully and completely - *see note below for trigger warnings). The topics explored tickle ...more
Now, Sadie is out for blood. She’s going to find Mattie’s murderer, whatever the cost. She won’t stop at anything until she holds the heart of the bastard who destroyed Sadie’s reason to live in her hands and plunges a knife right into it.
I loved Sadie.
This may seem like a shocking statement, but Sadie is a good person. She may have dark thoughts and an even darker past, but deep down she is a human being who suffers 24/7. She d ...more
WOW! Reading this book is like being sucker punched by sadness.
Sadie has lived a sad life. She is frequently teased for her stutter. She has no idea who her father is. Her Mother is an addict who had a bevy of boyfriends rotating in and out of their lives. Some of which are happy to ignore Sadie and her younger sister, Mattie. Unfortunately, there was one boyfriend who gave way too much attention. Sadie has basically raised not only herself, but h ...more
You call it The Girls and you make sure the people who hear it, you make sure they know Sadie loved Mattie with everything she had. You let them know that she loved Mattie so much, that's what she turned her love into. You let them know.
A story about a girl who wants to get revenge for her sister who was found dead at the age of thirteen. Ah, yes. The convincement. The manipulations. The "You know you're gonna buy this. I mean, read the first sentence!" book. Drawn into it, I went in ...more
what you will find is a story about the lengths a girl will go to protect her sister and the high prices she pays when she cant.
this book is rough, and disturbing, and ultimately numbing. courtney summers has taken the somewhat morbid fascination society has with true crime and created a novel just as gr ...more
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