Genre: YA, Mystery
I’m going to be a bit of an unpopular opinion with this one, which happens to me pretty frequently when it comes to hyped up books.
Now I’m normally not an audio kind of reader, but I decided to go that route with this one. I’m glad I did, because I really enjoyed all the podcast chapters and wished the entire story was like that.
What didn’t work for me:
– For some reason, I just wasn’t enjoying the chapters with Sadie. They kinda threw off me track. The narration felt too angry the whole time, and slow at others. Those chapters just weren’t working for me.
– The ending..I was like, “whaat? That’s it?!” Personally, I hate these sort of endings where it’s left unresolved and open-ended.
There’s a lot of heavy topics in this book: abuse, pedophilia & rape. They were dusturbing, but I commend the author for telling this story.
Overall, it wasn’t a bad read. I just didn’t love it.
I do have to say though, I think I’m starting to have a newfound appreciation for audio!
Have you read it? Did you love it like everyone else?
A missing girl on a journey of revenge. A Serial―like podcast following the clues she’s left behind. And an ending you won’t be able to stop talking about.
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 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.
Courtney Summers has written the breakout book of her career. Sadie is propulsive and harrowing and will keep you riveted until the last page.