Sadie

a new york times bestseller * an indie bestseller
2019 odyssey award winner * an edgar award nominee
the 2019 cybils award winner for YA fiction
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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 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. Poised to be the next book you won't be able to stop talking about, Courtney Summers has written the breakout book of her career. Sadie will keep you riveted until the last page.
Named a Best Book of 2018 by

A Top 3 Fall 2018 Kids Indie Next Pick * A Junior Library Guild Selection * A BookExpo America Editors' Buzz Pick
A 2019 YALSA Top 10 Quick Pick * a 2019 yalsa top 10 Amazing Audiobook * a 2019 yalsa Best Fiction title
a 2019 Amelia Bloomer title

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"A riveting tour de force."
Kirkus, starred review

"[A] taut, suspenseful book about abuse and power that feels personal."
- Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Haunting, captivating and full of surprising moments of beauty, Sadie leaves a mark on the reader."
- Shelf Awareness, starred review

"[A] smart, subversive thriller."
- The Chicago Tribune

"[A] masterfully crafted novel."
- CM: Canadian Review of Materials

"An expertly crafted, genre-defying YA mystery . . . a triumph of innovative storytelling."
- Washington Independent Review of Books

"Tantalizing."
Booklist, starred review

"A heartrending must-have."
- School Library Journal, starred review

"[U]tterly Spectacular."
- Booklist, starred review [audiobook]

"[A] dark, crushingly beautiful story . . . Sadie is both a book and a character you won't soon forget."
- NPR

"[A] crushing, unforgettable YA crossover novel that will have massive appeal for adults."
- The Globe and Mail

"[N]arrated with irresistible urgency by Rebecca Soler and Dan Bittner . . . this is a production that will not be forgotten."
- Audiofile Magazine, Earphones Award Winner
"An electrifying thriller, taut as a bowstring. A coming-of-age tale, both gritty and sensitive. A poignant drama of love and loss. This--all this--is Sadie: a novel for readers of any age, and a character as indelible as a scar. Flat-out dazzling."
A.J. Finn, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Woman in the Window

"Sadie is an electrifying, high-stakes road trip--a gripping thriller with a true-crime podcast edge. Clear your schedule. You're not going anywhere until you've reached the end."
Stephanie Perkins, New York Times bestselling author

"A haunting, gut-wrenching, and relentlessly compelling read. Sadie grabs you and won't let you go until you've borne witness."
Veronica Roth, #1 New York Times bestselling author

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