Review of Sadie by Courtney Summers


This book just completely ripped me apart and now I’m lying here waiting to be put back together again.

I vaguely remember reading a Courtney Summers book back when I was a teenager and don’t ask me if I hated it or loved it, I honestly can’t remember. I picked this book up mainly because it was making its rounds all over Instagram and the synopsis instantly intrigued me. This is by far one of the best books I’ve ever read and is now one of my favorite books I’ve read.

This book is about Sadie who runs away after her sister’s murdered body is found. When a radio host named West McCray that is working on a story about small forgotten towns hears about the missing girl, he turns his investigation into what happened to Sadie into a podcast. This story alternates between Sadie trying to find her little sister’s killer and West’s podcast as he does his own investigating.

I absolutely loved everything about this book. I loved the character of Sadie and how relentless and badass she was, even with a speech impediment. The way she would stop at nothing to find her little sister’s killer and find the guy that hurt her when she was younger was amazing. I also loved the podcast side of the investigation and how it gave you so much more detail to everything that had happened leading up the murder and Sadie running away.

My only complaint about this book is the ending, I am dying to know what happened to Sadie. I don’t want to give away too many spoilers here but it’s killing me not knowing if she made it out of the fight alive or not. I understand why a sequel isn’t coming but to have the whole book about bringing Sadie home and then almost a cliffhanger ending is killing me.

I wish I could give this book so much more than 5 stars. The author’s writing style, the plot, the characters, everything was rolled into this amazing, thrilling, gut wrenching novel that I could not put down.

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