I should have read this one ages ago.
Definitely gave the audiobook 5 stars. The book is written from Sadie‘s perspective as well as the perspective of a podcast that is investigating her disappearance. As a true crime podcast junkie I absolutely loved the podcast parts and the cast of characters. Tough subject matter but I loved the story. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
[#BookReview] Sadie by Courtney Summers. The writing, characters, and plot are all crafted to bring us such a haunting story. If you read it, I recommend the audiobook. The full cast really made this book come to life in a way I think only the best audiobooks could pull off. Please check the content warnings in my review before you read it. Happy & safe reading!
Listened to this as an audiobook. It was good but not great. Some of the minor characters' interviews wrecked the book for me because their dialogues felt so scripted. I'm a big fan of crime podcasts but this one just didn't cut it for me. But, overall, I did enjoy the book.
Sadie by Courtney Summers is a YA mystery that follows two story lines; one of a podcaster as he worked to unravel the story of a missing girl, and the other about life of the girl that goes missing.
#NewYearWhoDis Book 1
This had been on my TBR for quite some time and I was excited to pick it up.
The format was really unique! I loved how it alternated between Sadies POV and then the podcast investigating what happened to her. I do love a good true crime podcast/documentary/book etc.
This is dark, disturbing, and trigger warnings galore...but excellent.
One more thing... (spoiler in comments)
Sadie‘s sister Mattie is found dead in an orchard. Sadie disappears soon thereafter. The book then follows Sadie on her quest, alternating with a podcast that is searching for her. This is a much darker, grittier book than I would expect from YA. It‘s quite good and has an interesting ending. I would definitely read this author again.
Starting my first #NewYearWhoDis pick from @monalyisha on audio while the Floof and I work from home due to the snow! Loving this one so far (and it‘s definitely helping with the spreadsheets). #snowday #miyacatsprite #miyareads #catsoflitsy #seattlesnow
All the stars. I loved this book! This follows the story of a girl who has gone missing. A girl who is looking for revenge for the death of her younger sister. Told in the perspective of Sadie and through a serial (aka podcast).
This was my first #NewYearWhoDis from @Sarz
I‘ve been sick for a week straight but was finally feeling well enough today to get some groceries and spend the afternoon meal prepping. Dinners for the next three weeks and lunches for this week are set. Sadie has been the perfect audiobook for cooking. It‘s a good production with a good mix of voices.
1. I‘m on call for work, but that basically consists of having my laptop open and making sure nothing blows up 😂 Then dinner with the extended fam later
2. Tagged. I mean there were others but this one was the most fun/engaging especially on audio
3. @Jeshara < and last night was her birthday so a belated Happy Birthday Sarah! 🎂🎉🎈
I wanted to take a minute in the midst of the holiday craziness to post my #NewYearWhoDis list from @Bookzombie ! I have actually not read any of these yet- a few are on my own TBR but many are new to me which is awesome!
I am still figuring out my top choices for January, but I do know I‘m definitely going to read the tagged book because it‘s been on my own TBR for quite some time and I was able to already snag it from the library!
This was probably one of my favorites of the year. I‘ve seen a lot about it here on Litsy, but am surprised it hasn‘t gotten more hype in the general reading world. And it is EXCELLENT on audio! A full production with a variety of readers, sound effects, etc. (Probably one of the best audios I‘ve read, and I‘ve read a lot of them). If you‘ve not read it (or you read it in print), go find it on audio. Great book either way!
Ugh...this one hits you right in the gut. I found myself almost sobbing at certain parts ( I listened to it on audio), mostly bc I see so much of me and my sis‘s upbringing and relationship. Our mother and father were both addicts and even though we didn‘t experience the level of abuse Sadie and Mattie did we still leaned on each other for support....at almost 30 years old we still do. Hug your sisters everyone ❤️❤️❤️
Between a pick and a so-so.
I liked the book, but it didn‘t blew me away. I was never fully engaged with it, and the ending annoyed me a bit. However, it was the kind of book that fits perfectly with my energy levels at the moment, and I quite liked the podcast format. 👍
Thanks for the book @BarbaraBB 😘
I went home early from work today, because of an annoying cold. Now I‘m hoping naps, cups of tea and relaxing reading time will so the trick, and get me back in working order again 🤞
I forgot to post my #BookReport yesterday, so here it comes with my #WeeklyForecast 📚
I read the books lying down and listened to Lily and Dunkin. I think my fave was Eleanor and Park - it was just so sweet ❤️
I didn‘t get to Frankissstein this week, so on it goes to next week‘s reading list. But I‘m most excited about Sadie (from the sweet @BarbaraBB ❤️), so I think I‘ll start it today!
I cannot listen to this because the acting is so bad. I really enjoy both audiobooks and podcasts so I thought the audio format would be best for this book. The problem is the people the podcaster is supposed to be interviewing, and the reenactment of phone calls. They do not sound like people speaking naturally but people *reading* a script. I'm totally taken out of the story by the (lack of) acting. Will have to try in print.
I‘m not finished yet, but I just wanted to let you know that it is AMAZING on audio. It feels more like an audio drama because they put so much effort into the fictional true crime podcast parts.
I really wanted to read thriller and my choice fell on the book "Sadie"! There are two storylines in the novel. The first belongs to a correspondent who is asked by the two sisters ' adoptive grandmother to find the elder Sadie, who disappeared after the murder of the younger sister. And the second storyline belongs to Sadie herself. The book brings up the subject of child abuse. It's hard to read!
Like every Courtney Summers' book, this one takes a difficult story and tells it beautifully. Some sections are hard to read because they're so raw and real, but the story she's telling is so incredibly important for everyone to hear. If you have daughters, teach young woman, frequently interact with young woman, or if you are a teenage girl, then I highly recommend checking out this book.
4 stars. Sadie is the story of a girl looking to find justice for her sister. I went into this one not knowing what to expect but knowing it got high reviews. The switching back and forth between podcast transcript and Sadie's point of view took a while to get used to but it ended up working well.
This book made me so sad and my heart broke knowing that real people live this everyday. Overall, a very good book. It sticks with you for a while.
A YA that I actually enjoyed! A fast-paced thriller about Sadie, a girl who sets out to find the man that killed her younger sister, Mattie, after the hard life circumstances they've had to endure. At the same time, readers get a different perspective of the story, in the form of a true-crime podcast, whose host becomes obsessed with the girls' story and finding out what happened during Sadie's hunt... Beware, it gets dark.
Some books are just better on audio. A few of my favorites are...
Sadie by Courtney Summers
Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
On The Come Up by Angie Thomas
What are your favorites and why does audio make it better?
So much truth in this book it's easy to forget it's fiction.
Girls go missing every day. #screamathon
(art credit: Sadie And Mattie by Pinguicha https://www.deviantart.com/pinguicha/art/Sadie-And-Mattie-790513753 )
“I can‘t take another dead girl.”
Because of her mother‘s drug addiction, Sadie had to take charge of her little sister. She‘s done her best to protect Mattie and give her a normal childhood. When Mattie is murdered, Sadie sets out to find and punish the killer. The narration jumps back and forth between Sadie telling her own story and a podcaster investigating the case. This is perfect as an audiobook.
TW: sexual abuse / other harm to children
Wow this was an intense quick read! I thought it was pretty good. It‘s a YA thriller that came out about a year ago and had huge buzz then. @Bookishthoughts sent it to me in January and I finally got to it! Thanks Licia!
Well this was a sad, emotional read. Sadie is on the hunt for the man who killed her little sister. The story is told from Sadie‘s point of view, in the past, and a present day podcast. It was interesting going back and forth between a first person narrative and interviews; I hear if you listen the audiobook the podcast parts sound like an actual podcast.
Quite a few Littens had recommended listening to this one, and I have to completely agree. I feel like this book was made to be listened to. It was so engaging, but I‘m also completely addicted to podcasts so this was right up my alley. Sadie was such a unique character and I enjoyed her so much. This was one of my most fun, engaging reads of the year. I zoomed through it
Oh, wow! I listened to this on Audible and can‘t stop thinking about it! What an intense story with incredible characters. Now I want to read more by Courtney Summers! I have been recommending this to everyone who loves a good twisted story of revenge. **Trigger warning: child abuse- sexual assault
Oooooofff. This was a tough one. Tough enough I had to augment my reading time on this super rainy day by baking/grilling English muffins. I understand why some who have read this were less than satisfied after finishing it. Simply put, it hurts to care for people who are suffering - real or not. And it really hurts when their story may not end as you‘d hoped. But that was why I give this book a pick. It was hard to read because it felt real.
Sadie is a self-reliant, strong young woman who never really got to be a kid. This novel deals with themes of violence, murder, abuse, addiction, pedophilia, grief and revenge. You get Sadie's story as it unfolds alternating with a podcast that deals with Sadie's sister's murder and Sadie's disappearance. A disturbing YA thriller.
"Money burns fast. Knowing that doesn't get easier with age and it's worse when you learn it young. The beauty of childhood is not entirely grasping the cost of living; food just appears in the fridge, you have a roof over your head because everyone does and electricity must be some kind of sorcery, like right out of Harry Potter or something, because who could ever put a price on light?" ( continued in comments.)