— Kirkus, starred review
"[A] taut, suspenseful book about abuse and power that feels personal."
- Publishers Weekly, starred review
— Booklist, starred review
"A heartrending must-have."
- School Library Journal, starred review
- Booklist, starred review [audiobook]
"Haunting, captivating and full of surprising moments of beauty, Sadie leaves a mark on the reader."
- Shelf Awareness, starred review
- CM: Canadian Review of Materials
"[Sadie] is a production that will not be forgotten."
- Audiofile Magazine, Earphones Award Winner
"[A] smart, subversive thriller."
- The Chicago Tribune
"[A] triumph of innovative storytelling."
- Washington Independent Review of Books
"[A] dark, crushingly beautiful story . . . a book and a character you won't soon forget."
"[A] crushing, unforgettable YA crossover novel that will have massive appeal for adults."
- The Globe and Mail
"[A]n electrifying, high-stakes road trip--a gripping thriller with a true-crime podcast edge."
— Stephanie Perkins, New York Times bestselling author
"[H]aunting, gut-wrenching, and relentlessly compelling."
— Veronica Roth, #1 New York Times bestselling author
"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
An Indie Bestseller
A BookExpo America Buzz Pick
Top 3 Kids Indie Next Pick
A Junior Library Guild Selection
An Indigo Best Teen Book of the Decade
Edgar Award, 2019
John Spray Mystery Award, 2019
Odyssey Award, 2019
Audie Award, 2019
Cybils Award, 2018
OLA White Pine Award, 2020
Goodreads Choice Awards, 2018
Audie Award, 2019
Readings Best Book of 2019 (International Edition)
Named a Best Book of 2018 by:
Amazon, Autostraddle, Barnes & Noble, B&N Teen Blog, Books-A-Million, Bookbub, Bookpage, The Boston Globe, Bustle, Buzzfeed, CBC, Chicago Public Library, Criminal Element, The Fandom, Forever Young Adult, Globe and Mail, Good Morning America, Google Play, Hypable, Indigo, Kirkus, Kobo, A Mighty Girl, NPR, Paste Magazine, PopSugar, Publishers Weekly, Quill & Quire, School Library Journal, She Reads, and Shelf Awareness
Named a Best Audiobook of 2018 by:
Google Play, Kobo, Paste Magazine and School Library Journal TAYSHAS Reading List Selection, 2020
ALA Top 10 Quick Pick, 2019
ALA Top 10 Amazing Audiobook, 2019
ALA Best Fiction for YAs, 2019
Amelia Bloomer Title, 2019
A Bank Street College Best of 2019
Booklist Top 10 YA Book for Adult Readers, 2018