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Sadie by Courtney Summers
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But love is complicated, it’s messy. It can inspire selflessness, selfishness, our greatest accomplishments and our hardest mistakes. It brings us together and it can just as easily drive us apart. It can drive us.
Have you heard the Sadie audiobook? I loved writing West’s final monologue; there was something about it that was both cathartic and unsettling at the same time. Cathartic, because he packages Sadie’s grim and heartbreaking story so beautifully. Unsettling for the exact same reason—he’s packaged Sadie’s story. BUT THE AUDIOBOOK. Oh my goodness. The audiobook is the closest I’ve experienced one of my own books as a reader might—it doesn’t even feel like I wrote it. It took this scene to a whole other level. Dan Bittner (who voices West West McCray) gave an incredible performance and this ...more
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Paul taught me a person committed to silence can suggest importance, strength. So long as they’re a man, I mean. It’s not an option when you’re a girl, not unless you want people to think you’re a bitch.
It wouldn’t be a Courtney Summers novel if it didn’t have a line pointing out gender-based double standards! (If you like this line, you’ll probably find a few to like in my other books too!)
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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.
Sadie’s spent her life living for and looking after Mattie, so much so that it’s incredibly hard for her to admit she wants things for herself, that she yearns for tenderness and a love to call her own. This is one of the few times in the books she comes close. I remember thinking when I wrote this how sad it was that she could more easily articulate her intention to murder another human being than admit she has her own longings and desires.
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