Sadie by Courtney Summers


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 meagre clues to find him.When West McCray—a radio pe...

Details Sadie

Release DateSep 4th, 2018
PublisherWednesday Books
GenreYoung Adult, Mystery, Contemporary, Fiction

Reviews Sadie

  • Emily May
    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,...
  • Em
    Every now and then, I stumble upon a book that makes me wish to heap violence on my vocabulary, to wrench away words like “good” and “amazing” and excavate something more genuine, more raw, more appropriate to the experience of reading it.Sadie splintered in my heart, and I’m sure the author meant it to. I finished it, shivering with a chill inside me that nothing could possibly drive away. It’s been days and I still can’t swallow p...
  • Kristin (KC) - Traveling Sister
    *5 solid stars!*"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 g...
  • Deanna
    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr...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 ...
  • karen
    NOW AVAILABLE!!!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 bringing her h...
  • Meredith
    “I’m going to kill the man who killed my sister.” 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 abusiv...
  • Chelsea Humphrey
    Happy Pub Day!!!"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 ...
  • Lola
    Sadie’s sister—the light of her life—was taken from her, murdered. 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 ...
  • Kai
    "Imagine having to live every day knowing the person who killed your sister is breathing the air she can't, filling his lungs with it, tasting its sweetness. Imagine him knowing the steady weight of the earth under his feet while her body is buried six feet below it."Sadie was everything I wished for and so much forking more.I always try to keep my expectations low, especially if it’s a debut author, an overhyped book or a book by an author tha...
  • destiny ☠ howling libraries
    At the time I’m writing this review, it’s been a couple of days since I finished Sadie, and I still haven’t fully processed it. This is one of those stories that seeps into your bones somewhere along the way, and it changes the way you look at the world a little. It is the best mystery—and one of the best books, period—that I have ever read, and it is also one of the bleakest, most devastating reading experiences of my life. And it begi...
  • Debra
    "It's sad when people don't realize their worth."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. ...
  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
    An easy 5 stars to Sadie. ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Don’t miss her story. I’m sure you’ve seen this book around the blogosphere or Goodreads, and more than likely you’ve noticed the praise showered upon it. All absolutely, positively well-deserved. Please read on and let me introduce you to Sadie, an unforgettable, tenderly drawn character.Sadie’s dad has never been around, and her mom walked out and left her as a teen to raise her younger si...
  • chandler ainsley ❁
    top 5 best book I’ve ever readnotice I didn’t say favorite book. it’s hard to call a book a favorite when it’s so gripping but so profoundly disturbing.I rarely read blurbs for books all the way through and I’m so glad I knew little about this going in. I do think everyone needs to know that pedophilia and sexual assault are present. I’m also not in favor of age based censorship but I do think YA aged readers should be aware that this...
  • Kendall
    Happy Pub day to this epic piece of literature!!! Go get your hands on it! <3. Sadie by Courtney Summers is a brilliant YA novel that absolutely stole my heart and is EVERYTHING! Courtney knocked my socks off with this novel and I am so impressed with how touching and beautiful her writing is.I was left haunted by this novel and will always remember this story... truly inspiring and so so brilliant!Let's meet Sadie... her little sister Mattie who...
  • Nenia ✨ Queen of Literary Trash, Protector of Out-of-Print Gems, Khaleesi of Bodice Rippers, Mother of Smut, the Unrepentant, Breaker of Convention ✨ Campbell
    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || PinterestOne of the things that infuriates me - infuriates me - about violent crimes against women is that each time one of these articles gets out, dudes (yes, yes, #notalldudes) act totally shocked, like this sort of thing has never happened in the history of ever and it's the first time they've ever heard of it. "What do you mean rape?" they squawk, clutching their man-pearls like scandalized aunts...
  • Elise (TheBookishActress)
    this was one of the most brutal and sickening and beautifully written books I have ever read, and I am so impressed by itreview to come!!
  • C.G. Drews
    I feel utterly shaken right now. 0_0 This book is intense and really dark and the ending kind of had me like, "mY KINDLE IS BROKEN I NEED ANOTHER CHAPTER." Which I both love and hate. (Curse you, book.) Seriously though, it's the kind of book you end up forgetting how to breathe while you read it and it is so so well written. It feels weird saying "I enjoyed this!" because it's NOT an enjoyable story. It's raw and emotional and shows such a darkl...
  • Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
    I finished this a few days ago but I’ve been putting off writing this review because I still don’t know how to accurately put my feelings about it into words. This book was hard. So fucking hard to read, but SO DAMN GOOD. If you think you can handle the subject matter I highly recommend. TW: pedophilia, rape, murder
  • shady boots | #WatchPOSE
    Thank you to NetGalley and Wednesday Books for sending me an ARC of this book.Trigger Warning: Pedophilia, sexual abuseI should probably preface this by saying that this is a book that is unforgivingly dark and bleak, and those of you who are about to read it should keep this in mind before you start. It will pull no punches, and even when you finish it, you will not have any peace of mind. You will be left haunted by it, as I currently am right ...
  • Felicia
    💖 HAPPY RELEASE DAY!!! 💖"I turn the switchblade one more time in my sweaty palm, feeling the weight of it's neat black handle and the unforgiving blade tucked inside.It was his a long time ago.It's mine now.I'm going to carve my name into his soul."Sadie is going to crawl around in my consciousness for a long time. I don't know if I'll ever be able shake the profound grief it has left in it's wake. I felt like I was drowning the entire read...
  • Carrie
    Sadie by Courtney Summers is a young adult mystery that is done in a bit of a different format than normal. The story is told by alternating between a podcast and then chapters told from Sadie’s point of view.Sadie is a teen that hasn’t had the best of lives. With an addict mother and no idea who her father is Sadie has raised herself and her younger sister Mattie. Sadie was only a child herself when Mattie was born but she did everything she...
  • Holly B
    Grabbed my heart! Sadie is nineteen and she is on a mission to hunt down the man who she is convinced murdered her little sister, Mattie. She is a power house of energy and she touched my heart with her overwhelming love for Mattie. Their single mom, Claire was addicted to drugs, so Sadie was little Mattie's fill in "parent."The chapters switch from Sadie's account to a pod-cast serial called The Girls that follows the case and features some int...
  • Erin
    There's a lot of hype around this book and I know that's got YOU wondering, "do I bother?" Trust me, it's absolutely worth it, but it's also going to leave you completely gutted When I was seven, and Mattie was one, she whispered my name. I was her first word. So many of my fellow reviewers have written such eloquent reviews of Sadie . I, on the other hand, feel myself completely unable to even begin to know where to start. But I will say this ...
  • Nina
    *Thanks again to St. Martin’s Press for sending me an ARC of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.* When Sadie’s younger sister Mattie is murdered, she swears to get revenge. She is going to kill the man who murdered her but for that she has to find him first. And so she gets herself a car and drives through the country on the trail of the guy who took away her favorite person. Sadie is told from two different perspectives...
  • Cheri
    !! NOW AVAILABLE !! ”They cry in the darkSo you can't see their tearsThey hide in the lightSo you can't see their fearsForgive and forgetAll the whileLove and pain become one and the sameIn the eyes of a wounded child“Because hell, hell is for childrenAnd you know that their little lives can become such a messHell, hell is for childrenAnd you shouldn't have to pay for your loveWith your bones and your flesh” --Hell is For Children, Pat Ben...
  • Nadia
    It's been a while since I read a book within 24 hours but I could not help myself with Sadie! This book evokes so much emotion, my heart was racing the entire time.Sadie is such a unique and memorable character, I was rooting for her from page one, completely oblivious to the fact that she was on a hunt to kill a man! At the age of 19, Sadie's been through so much already and then her sister Mattie, who she loves the most in the world, is found d...
  • Alana • thebookishchick
    "It's about the lengths we go to protect the ones we love... and the high price we pay when we can't." Thank you to Wednesday Books for providing me with a copy of this book!Well, bookish friends, this is going to go down as one of my favorite books EVER. I'm not sure I can adequately express how much I loved this story but also how shattered my heart is at the same time. First and foremost let's get this out of the way, this is not an easy rea...