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Sadie by Courtney Summers
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really liked it

I'm part of the White Pine Steering Committee this year for the Ontario Library Association's Forest of Reading. Part of my role was to read Sadie, and develop teaching resources for it. I enjoyed it on so many levels.  Did you ever see that episode of Friends where Joey has to put Stephen King's The Shining in the freezer when it gets too scary?  That's how I felt about Sadie. As a parent and a teacher of teens, this book was so suspenseful. The other thing that Summers does really well, is to write violence. There are moments when Sadie has to approach a violent act, she knows it's coming and yet she feels powerless. I've had nightmares over and over again like that where I want to attack, but all my strength suddenly leaves me. I felt like this psychological thrill was almost too much, the way Summers writes, and so I'd have to put the book back in the freezer. I'm so glad that she actually developed the podcasts to go with it too, and I can't wait to hear what teens think about it.
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Reading Progress

November 10, 2018 – Shelved
November 10, 2018 – Shelved as: to-read
September 30, 2019 – Started Reading
October 20, 2019 – Finished Reading

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Wendy I didn't know she developed the podcasts too! I'll have to look for those.


Fatma I’m going to check out the podcasts. The audiobook is amazing for this book. It sounds like a radio play (and yes, there were times I had to hit pause, just to catch my breath.


Alanna King Her podcasts are On the publisher website for the book


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