Release Date: 4, September, 2018
Publisher: Wednesday Books
Publisher: Wednesday Books
Genre: Contemporary, Mystery
Courtney Summers is already known for her well written and dark young adult novels, earning rave
starred trade reviews on every book. With a fierce and independent female lead, SADIE (September 4,
2018; Wednesday Books) continues in this vein told in part as a podcast, similar to Serial, about a
missing girl determined to avenge her sister’s death. A propulsive and harrowing read that will keep
you riveted until the last page, Courtney Summers has written the breakout book of her career.
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.
As the pages turn, your heart will be in your throat the whole way. SADIE is darkly delicious and addictive, the perfect
fall read. As a major Editor's Buzz Book Pick at BEA, Summers’ thriller will be the book to read this season, and in a
creative twist, the first YA thriller podcast. THE GIRLS released the first episode on August 1st bringing SADIE to life in a
new way by picking up the script content from the book and using the under-explored content area in the podcast area
of teen listeners. Combining a haunting novel and additional material through the podcast, Summers has changed the
way readers experienced books.
Sadie had a rough childhood. She had a pretty close bond with her sister until she gets murdered. With no parents, she sets off to find her beloved sister's murderer.
OH MY GOD!!! This book was so effing gripping! I was hooked from the start. Sadie is a very bad-ass character. She struggles alot throughout the novel. From having an abusive childhood to now being on the run leaving behind everything to find her sister's murderer. West McCray along with May Beth Foster start trying to find Sadie. May Beth is a friend of Sadie's dead mother & her guardian. The story is written in a very cinematic manner. This was my first read by Summers & I really enjoyed her writing. The pace of the novel is kinda slow but who doesn't love some torture when it comes to thrillers/mystery books.
Overall, I would highly recommend reading this extremely astounding read by Summers. You're in for a crazy ride!
Courtney Summers was born in Belleville, Ontario, 1986. At age 14, she dropped out of high school. At age 18, she wrote her first novel. was published in 2008, when she was 22 and went on to win the 2009 CYBIL award in YA fiction. Since then, she’s published four more critically acclaimed books: , , and , as well as an e-novella, which is a sequel to .