Review: Sadie by Courtney Summers
Author: Courtney Summers
Release Date: September 4th, 2018
Rating: 4/5 Stars
Synopsis from Goodreads: 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 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
My Review: Summers does a fantastic job of bringing the evil side of humanity to light in a way that is real and authentic in this book. The story is told in the format of half-podcast and half-novel, which I actually really enjoyed, and delves into far darker subject matter than I was expecting. Although the book is classified as YA, it doesn’t seem juvenile in any way. I loved the characters. Sadie was one that I could really connect with and I look for that in a great story. I did have a hard time with the subject matter though. I tend to shy away from books that are too dark and I wasn’t really prepared for where this book was going. The other thing I didn’t really like was how open ended the ending was. I like a concrete ending, not one where I can imagine things. Other than that it’s a great read and I would recommend checking it out if it sounds interesting to you!
*I received this book from Wednesday books in exchange for an honest review*