Sadie

Sadie

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 dea A missing girl on a journey of revenge. A Serial?like podcast following the clues she's left behind. And an e...

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Title:Sadie
Author:Courtney Summers
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Genres:Young Adult
ISBN:Sadie
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:308 pages pages

Sadie Reviews

  • karen
    Feb 10, 2018

    I have read some really great books, but sometimes?when I?m lucky?I stumble upon a book that makes me wish to heap violence on my vocabulary, to wrench away words like ?good? and ?amazing? and reach into the low-lit corners of my mind in order to exhume something more gen...

    And it begins, as so many stories do, with a dead girl. Holy hell, this book hit me hard. I've been reading Summers' books for seven years now and she is both consistently good and continually getting better. I remember thinking that Some Girls Are was one of the most powerful an...

    CW: Pedophilia, sexual abuse, drug abuse, murder This was a raw, emotional, and incredibly dark book. There are zero moments of levity and as someone who reads a lot of contemporary romances, it took a lot out of me to get through it. I am grateful that Courtney Summers did not sens...

    but what happpppppppened????? ...

    To say I?m not much of a YA reader is underplaying reality a bit. To say that I?m extremely choosy, ready to renege at the first sign of any juvenile antics and pretty much dragging my feet through the first few chapters, when I do finally cave, is all too accurate. My point being,...

    I didn't know what to tell her. That I tried not to think about that kind of stuff, because it was painful, because I thought I could ever have it, but when I did end up liking someone, it always made me ache right down to my core. I realized pretty early on that the who didn't reall...

    ?I don?t know why this is the thing I choose to say out loud because it hurts to say it, to feel the truth of those words pass my lips, to have them be real in this world. But she?s dead is the reason I?m still alive. She?s dead is the reason I?m going to kill a man.?...

    4.5 stars! I picked this book up on a whim and I GREATLY enjoyed it. This is a must-read for my fans of crime fiction. CW: sexual abuse, pedophilia, violence, drug abuse, death/murder I really did not know what to expect from this novel going in. All I knew was that it was half-p...

    *5 solid stars!* "I?m dangerous. You shouldn't underestimate people, I want to call out. I have a knife." SADIE has lost herself and she doesn't want to be found. Not by the few remaining people in her life, not even by life itself. She lets the reader know right away that she ...

    oooh, goodreads choice awards semifinalist for best YA 2018! what will happen? In our last episode, I introduced you to the two girls at the center of this podcast, Mattie Southern and Sadie Hunter. Mattie was murdered, her body left just outside her hometown of Cold Creek, Colorado...

  • Melanie
    Oct 12, 2018

    I have read some really great books, but sometimes?when I?m lucky?I stumble upon a book that makes me wish to heap violence on my vocabulary, to wrench away words like ?good? and ?amazing? and reach into the low-lit corners of my mind in order to exhume something more gen...

    And it begins, as so many stories do, with a dead girl. Holy hell, this book hit me hard. I've been reading Summers' books for seven years now and she is both consistently good and continually getting better. I remember thinking that Some Girls Are was one of the most powerful an...

    CW: Pedophilia, sexual abuse, drug abuse, murder This was a raw, emotional, and incredibly dark book. There are zero moments of levity and as someone who reads a lot of contemporary romances, it took a lot out of me to get through it. I am grateful that Courtney Summers did not sens...

    but what happpppppppened????? ...

    To say I?m not much of a YA reader is underplaying reality a bit. To say that I?m extremely choosy, ready to renege at the first sign of any juvenile antics and pretty much dragging my feet through the first few chapters, when I do finally cave, is all too accurate. My point being,...

    I didn't know what to tell her. That I tried not to think about that kind of stuff, because it was painful, because I thought I could ever have it, but when I did end up liking someone, it always made me ache right down to my core. I realized pretty early on that the who didn't reall...

    ?I don?t know why this is the thing I choose to say out loud because it hurts to say it, to feel the truth of those words pass my lips, to have them be real in this world. But she?s dead is the reason I?m still alive. She?s dead is the reason I?m going to kill a man.?...

  • Emily May
    Apr 10, 2017

    I have read some really great books, but sometimes?when I?m lucky?I stumble upon a book that makes me wish to heap violence on my vocabulary, to wrench away words like ?good? and ?amazing? and reach into the low-lit corners of my mind in order to exhume something more gen...

    And it begins, as so many stories do, with a dead girl. Holy hell, this book hit me hard. I've been reading Summers' books for seven years now and she is both consistently good and continually getting better. I remember thinking that Some Girls Are was one of the most powerful an...

  • Kristin (KC) - Traveling Sister
    May 14, 2018

    I have read some really great books, but sometimes?when I?m lucky?I stumble upon a book that makes me wish to heap violence on my vocabulary, to wrench away words like ?good? and ?amazing? and reach into the low-lit corners of my mind in order to exhume something more gen...

    And it begins, as so many stories do, with a dead girl. Holy hell, this book hit me hard. I've been reading Summers' books for seven years now and she is both consistently good and continually getting better. I remember thinking that Some Girls Are was one of the most powerful an...

    CW: Pedophilia, sexual abuse, drug abuse, murder This was a raw, emotional, and incredibly dark book. There are zero moments of levity and as someone who reads a lot of contemporary romances, it took a lot out of me to get through it. I am grateful that Courtney Summers did not sens...

    but what happpppppppened????? ...

    To say I?m not much of a YA reader is underplaying reality a bit. To say that I?m extremely choosy, ready to renege at the first sign of any juvenile antics and pretty much dragging my feet through the first few chapters, when I do finally cave, is all too accurate. My point being,...

    I didn't know what to tell her. That I tried not to think about that kind of stuff, because it was painful, because I thought I could ever have it, but when I did end up liking someone, it always made me ache right down to my core. I realized pretty early on that the who didn't reall...

    ?I don?t know why this is the thing I choose to say out loud because it hurts to say it, to feel the truth of those words pass my lips, to have them be real in this world. But she?s dead is the reason I?m still alive. She?s dead is the reason I?m going to kill a man.?...

    4.5 stars! I picked this book up on a whim and I GREATLY enjoyed it. This is a must-read for my fans of crime fiction. CW: sexual abuse, pedophilia, violence, drug abuse, death/murder I really did not know what to expect from this novel going in. All I knew was that it was half-p...

    *5 solid stars!* "I?m dangerous. You shouldn't underestimate people, I want to call out. I have a knife." SADIE has lost herself and she doesn't want to be found. Not by the few remaining people in her life, not even by life itself. She lets the reader know right away that she ...

  • Debra
    Aug 12, 2018

    I have read some really great books, but sometimes?when I?m lucky?I stumble upon a book that makes me wish to heap violence on my vocabulary, to wrench away words like ?good? and ?amazing? and reach into the low-lit corners of my mind in order to exhume something more gen...

    And it begins, as so many stories do, with a dead girl. Holy hell, this book hit me hard. I've been reading Summers' books for seven years now and she is both consistently good and continually getting better. I remember thinking that Some Girls Are was one of the most powerful an...

    CW: Pedophilia, sexual abuse, drug abuse, murder This was a raw, emotional, and incredibly dark book. There are zero moments of levity and as someone who reads a lot of contemporary romances, it took a lot out of me to get through it. I am grateful that Courtney Summers did not sens...

    but what happpppppppened????? ...

    To say I?m not much of a YA reader is underplaying reality a bit. To say that I?m extremely choosy, ready to renege at the first sign of any juvenile antics and pretty much dragging my feet through the first few chapters, when I do finally cave, is all too accurate. My point being,...

    I didn't know what to tell her. That I tried not to think about that kind of stuff, because it was painful, because I thought I could ever have it, but when I did end up liking someone, it always made me ache right down to my core. I realized pretty early on that the who didn't reall...

    ?I don?t know why this is the thing I choose to say out loud because it hurts to say it, to feel the truth of those words pass my lips, to have them be real in this world. But she?s dead is the reason I?m still alive. She?s dead is the reason I?m going to kill a man.?...

    4.5 stars! I picked this book up on a whim and I GREATLY enjoyed it. This is a must-read for my fans of crime fiction. CW: sexual abuse, pedophilia, violence, drug abuse, death/murder I really did not know what to expect from this novel going in. All I knew was that it was half-p...

    *5 solid stars!* "I?m dangerous. You shouldn't underestimate people, I want to call out. I have a knife." SADIE has lost herself and she doesn't want to be found. Not by the few remaining people in her life, not even by life itself. She lets the reader know right away that she ...

    oooh, goodreads choice awards semifinalist for best YA 2018! what will happen? In our last episode, I introduced you to the two girls at the center of this podcast, Mattie Southern and Sadie Hunter. Mattie was murdered, her body left just outside her hometown of Cold Creek, Colorado...

    "Imagine having to live every day knowing the person who killed your sister is breathing the air she can't, filling his lungs with it, tasting its sweetness. Imagine him knowing the steady weight of the earth under his feet while her body is buried six feet below it." Sadie was ever...

    "When Sadie lost Mattie, it drove her to leave her home in Cold Creek, to take on the loneliness and pain of all those miles, just to find her little sister's murderer and make the world right again, even, possibly, at the expense of herself." Sadie was everything I hoped she woul...

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... 19 year old, Sadie and her younger sister, Mattie struggled to get by. Cold Creek is a small town with very few opportunities for employment. Many have to go to a neighboring town for work and school. Mary B...

    Happy Pub Day!!! "I'm going to kill a man. I'm going to steal the light from his eyes. I want to watch it go out. You aren't supposed to answer violence with more violence but sometimes I think violence is the only answer." Reading Sadie was the perfect example of why sometimes, ...

    ?I?m going to kill the man who killed my sister.? Sadie is a stunning, heartbreaking read about a girl dead set on murdering the man who killed her little sister. 19-year-old Sadie only had one thing her life to love, which was her 13-year-old little sister, Mattie. Grow...

    Not fully sure how I'll rate this yet but.. I appreciated the representation. I don't think I've ever read a book with a main character with a stutter. Actually I know I haven't. The podcast concept was original. The story was heartbreaking and I really appreciated how for once the ...

    UPDATE: $2.99 on Kindle US today 12/29/18 That bastard!!!! Sadie..... I'm not writing a proper review. 1. I don't want to 2. There are 5o million reviews on this book & some don't matter in this GR world 3. Maybe I will come back and link some smaller awesome...

    At the time I?m writing this review, it?s been a couple of days since I finished Sadie, and I still haven?t fully processed it. This is one of those stories that seeps into your bones somewhere along the way, and it changes the way you look at the world a little. It is the best m...

    I read this book in the least cool way to read it, and it was still unbelievably cool. I did not deserve coolness, and yet I received it. To anyone who lives under a rock that is impenetrable to news of Cool Things: First, may I suggest you move? Sounds like a terrible place to liv...

    h o l y s h i t ...

    Edit: Had to change my rating to 5 stars. This book has lingered for a while and each time it popped into my head, I think about how impactful it was to read a story like this. Well, I wasn?t expecting for this story to creep up on me the way it did. I think it?s best to go ...

    Sadie?s sister?the light of her life?was taken from her, murdered. Now, Sadie is out for blood. She?s going to find Mattie?s murderer, whatever the cost. She won?t stop at anything until she holds the heart of the bastard who destroyed Sadie?s reason to live in her ha...

    "It's sad when people don't realize their worth." WOW! Reading this book is like being sucker punched by sadness. Sadie has lived a sad life. She is frequently teased for her stutter. She has no idea who her father is. Her Mother is an addict who had a bevy of boyfriends rotating...

  • Zoë
    Sep 09, 2018

    I have read some really great books, but sometimes?when I?m lucky?I stumble upon a book that makes me wish to heap violence on my vocabulary, to wrench away words like ?good? and ?amazing? and reach into the low-lit corners of my mind in order to exhume something more gen...

    And it begins, as so many stories do, with a dead girl. Holy hell, this book hit me hard. I've been reading Summers' books for seven years now and she is both consistently good and continually getting better. I remember thinking that Some Girls Are was one of the most powerful an...

    CW: Pedophilia, sexual abuse, drug abuse, murder This was a raw, emotional, and incredibly dark book. There are zero moments of levity and as someone who reads a lot of contemporary romances, it took a lot out of me to get through it. I am grateful that Courtney Summers did not sens...

  • Melissa
    Aug 31, 2018

    I have read some really great books, but sometimes?when I?m lucky?I stumble upon a book that makes me wish to heap violence on my vocabulary, to wrench away words like ?good? and ?amazing? and reach into the low-lit corners of my mind in order to exhume something more gen...

    And it begins, as so many stories do, with a dead girl. Holy hell, this book hit me hard. I've been reading Summers' books for seven years now and she is both consistently good and continually getting better. I remember thinking that Some Girls Are was one of the most powerful an...

    CW: Pedophilia, sexual abuse, drug abuse, murder This was a raw, emotional, and incredibly dark book. There are zero moments of levity and as someone who reads a lot of contemporary romances, it took a lot out of me to get through it. I am grateful that Courtney Summers did not sens...

    but what happpppppppened????? ...

    To say I?m not much of a YA reader is underplaying reality a bit. To say that I?m extremely choosy, ready to renege at the first sign of any juvenile antics and pretty much dragging my feet through the first few chapters, when I do finally cave, is all too accurate. My point being,...

  • jessica
    Nov 17, 2018

    I have read some really great books, but sometimes?when I?m lucky?I stumble upon a book that makes me wish to heap violence on my vocabulary, to wrench away words like ?good? and ?amazing? and reach into the low-lit corners of my mind in order to exhume something more gen...

    And it begins, as so many stories do, with a dead girl. Holy hell, this book hit me hard. I've been reading Summers' books for seven years now and she is both consistently good and continually getting better. I remember thinking that Some Girls Are was one of the most powerful an...

    CW: Pedophilia, sexual abuse, drug abuse, murder This was a raw, emotional, and incredibly dark book. There are zero moments of levity and as someone who reads a lot of contemporary romances, it took a lot out of me to get through it. I am grateful that Courtney Summers did not sens...

    but what happpppppppened????? ...

    To say I?m not much of a YA reader is underplaying reality a bit. To say that I?m extremely choosy, ready to renege at the first sign of any juvenile antics and pretty much dragging my feet through the first few chapters, when I do finally cave, is all too accurate. My point being,...

    I didn't know what to tell her. That I tried not to think about that kind of stuff, because it was painful, because I thought I could ever have it, but when I did end up liking someone, it always made me ache right down to my core. I realized pretty early on that the who didn't reall...

    ?I don?t know why this is the thing I choose to say out loud because it hurts to say it, to feel the truth of those words pass my lips, to have them be real in this world. But she?s dead is the reason I?m still alive. She?s dead is the reason I?m going to kill a man.?...

    4.5 stars! I picked this book up on a whim and I GREATLY enjoyed it. This is a must-read for my fans of crime fiction. CW: sexual abuse, pedophilia, violence, drug abuse, death/murder I really did not know what to expect from this novel going in. All I knew was that it was half-p...

    *5 solid stars!* "I?m dangerous. You shouldn't underestimate people, I want to call out. I have a knife." SADIE has lost herself and she doesn't want to be found. Not by the few remaining people in her life, not even by life itself. She lets the reader know right away that she ...

    oooh, goodreads choice awards semifinalist for best YA 2018! what will happen? In our last episode, I introduced you to the two girls at the center of this podcast, Mattie Southern and Sadie Hunter. Mattie was murdered, her body left just outside her hometown of Cold Creek, Colorado...

    "Imagine having to live every day knowing the person who killed your sister is breathing the air she can't, filling his lungs with it, tasting its sweetness. Imagine him knowing the steady weight of the earth under his feet while her body is buried six feet below it." Sadie was ever...

    "When Sadie lost Mattie, it drove her to leave her home in Cold Creek, to take on the loneliness and pain of all those miles, just to find her little sister's murderer and make the world right again, even, possibly, at the expense of herself." Sadie was everything I hoped she woul...

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... 19 year old, Sadie and her younger sister, Mattie struggled to get by. Cold Creek is a small town with very few opportunities for employment. Many have to go to a neighboring town for work and school. Mary B...

    Happy Pub Day!!! "I'm going to kill a man. I'm going to steal the light from his eyes. I want to watch it go out. You aren't supposed to answer violence with more violence but sometimes I think violence is the only answer." Reading Sadie was the perfect example of why sometimes, ...

    ?I?m going to kill the man who killed my sister.? Sadie is a stunning, heartbreaking read about a girl dead set on murdering the man who killed her little sister. 19-year-old Sadie only had one thing her life to love, which was her 13-year-old little sister, Mattie. Grow...

    Not fully sure how I'll rate this yet but.. I appreciated the representation. I don't think I've ever read a book with a main character with a stutter. Actually I know I haven't. The podcast concept was original. The story was heartbreaking and I really appreciated how for once the ...

    UPDATE: $2.99 on Kindle US today 12/29/18 That bastard!!!! Sadie..... I'm not writing a proper review. 1. I don't want to 2. There are 5o million reviews on this book & some don't matter in this GR world 3. Maybe I will come back and link some smaller awesome...

    At the time I?m writing this review, it?s been a couple of days since I finished Sadie, and I still haven?t fully processed it. This is one of those stories that seeps into your bones somewhere along the way, and it changes the way you look at the world a little. It is the best m...

    I read this book in the least cool way to read it, and it was still unbelievably cool. I did not deserve coolness, and yet I received it. To anyone who lives under a rock that is impenetrable to news of Cool Things: First, may I suggest you move? Sounds like a terrible place to liv...

    h o l y s h i t ...

    Edit: Had to change my rating to 5 stars. This book has lingered for a while and each time it popped into my head, I think about how impactful it was to read a story like this. Well, I wasn?t expecting for this story to creep up on me the way it did. I think it?s best to go ...

    Sadie?s sister?the light of her life?was taken from her, murdered. Now, Sadie is out for blood. She?s going to find Mattie?s murderer, whatever the cost. She won?t stop at anything until she holds the heart of the bastard who destroyed Sadie?s reason to live in her ha...

    "It's sad when people don't realize their worth." WOW! Reading this book is like being sucker punched by sadness. Sadie has lived a sad life. She is frequently teased for her stutter. She has no idea who her father is. Her Mother is an addict who had a bevy of boyfriends rotating...

    this is not a lighthearted story. if you are wanting a book that ends with a ?happy ever after,? then i suggest you look elsewhere. because you wont find it in these pages, between these words. what you will find is a story about the lengths a girl will go to protect her sister...

  • C.G. Drews
    Jun 03, 2018

    I have read some really great books, but sometimes?when I?m lucky?I stumble upon a book that makes me wish to heap violence on my vocabulary, to wrench away words like ?good? and ?amazing? and reach into the low-lit corners of my mind in order to exhume something more gen...

    And it begins, as so many stories do, with a dead girl. Holy hell, this book hit me hard. I've been reading Summers' books for seven years now and she is both consistently good and continually getting better. I remember thinking that Some Girls Are was one of the most powerful an...

    CW: Pedophilia, sexual abuse, drug abuse, murder This was a raw, emotional, and incredibly dark book. There are zero moments of levity and as someone who reads a lot of contemporary romances, it took a lot out of me to get through it. I am grateful that Courtney Summers did not sens...

    but what happpppppppened????? ...

    To say I?m not much of a YA reader is underplaying reality a bit. To say that I?m extremely choosy, ready to renege at the first sign of any juvenile antics and pretty much dragging my feet through the first few chapters, when I do finally cave, is all too accurate. My point being,...

    I didn't know what to tell her. That I tried not to think about that kind of stuff, because it was painful, because I thought I could ever have it, but when I did end up liking someone, it always made me ache right down to my core. I realized pretty early on that the who didn't reall...

    ?I don?t know why this is the thing I choose to say out loud because it hurts to say it, to feel the truth of those words pass my lips, to have them be real in this world. But she?s dead is the reason I?m still alive. She?s dead is the reason I?m going to kill a man.?...

    4.5 stars! I picked this book up on a whim and I GREATLY enjoyed it. This is a must-read for my fans of crime fiction. CW: sexual abuse, pedophilia, violence, drug abuse, death/murder I really did not know what to expect from this novel going in. All I knew was that it was half-p...

    *5 solid stars!* "I?m dangerous. You shouldn't underestimate people, I want to call out. I have a knife." SADIE has lost herself and she doesn't want to be found. Not by the few remaining people in her life, not even by life itself. She lets the reader know right away that she ...

    oooh, goodreads choice awards semifinalist for best YA 2018! what will happen? In our last episode, I introduced you to the two girls at the center of this podcast, Mattie Southern and Sadie Hunter. Mattie was murdered, her body left just outside her hometown of Cold Creek, Colorado...

    "Imagine having to live every day knowing the person who killed your sister is breathing the air she can't, filling his lungs with it, tasting its sweetness. Imagine him knowing the steady weight of the earth under his feet while her body is buried six feet below it." Sadie was ever...

    "When Sadie lost Mattie, it drove her to leave her home in Cold Creek, to take on the loneliness and pain of all those miles, just to find her little sister's murderer and make the world right again, even, possibly, at the expense of herself." Sadie was everything I hoped she woul...

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... 19 year old, Sadie and her younger sister, Mattie struggled to get by. Cold Creek is a small town with very few opportunities for employment. Many have to go to a neighboring town for work and school. Mary B...

    Happy Pub Day!!! "I'm going to kill a man. I'm going to steal the light from his eyes. I want to watch it go out. You aren't supposed to answer violence with more violence but sometimes I think violence is the only answer." Reading Sadie was the perfect example of why sometimes, ...

    ?I?m going to kill the man who killed my sister.? Sadie is a stunning, heartbreaking read about a girl dead set on murdering the man who killed her little sister. 19-year-old Sadie only had one thing her life to love, which was her 13-year-old little sister, Mattie. Grow...

    Not fully sure how I'll rate this yet but.. I appreciated the representation. I don't think I've ever read a book with a main character with a stutter. Actually I know I haven't. The podcast concept was original. The story was heartbreaking and I really appreciated how for once the ...

    UPDATE: $2.99 on Kindle US today 12/29/18 That bastard!!!! Sadie..... I'm not writing a proper review. 1. I don't want to 2. There are 5o million reviews on this book & some don't matter in this GR world 3. Maybe I will come back and link some smaller awesome...

    At the time I?m writing this review, it?s been a couple of days since I finished Sadie, and I still haven?t fully processed it. This is one of those stories that seeps into your bones somewhere along the way, and it changes the way you look at the world a little. It is the best m...

    I read this book in the least cool way to read it, and it was still unbelievably cool. I did not deserve coolness, and yet I received it. To anyone who lives under a rock that is impenetrable to news of Cool Things: First, may I suggest you move? Sounds like a terrible place to liv...

    h o l y s h i t ...

    Edit: Had to change my rating to 5 stars. This book has lingered for a while and each time it popped into my head, I think about how impactful it was to read a story like this. Well, I wasn?t expecting for this story to creep up on me the way it did. I think it?s best to go ...

    Sadie?s sister?the light of her life?was taken from her, murdered. Now, Sadie is out for blood. She?s going to find Mattie?s murderer, whatever the cost. She won?t stop at anything until she holds the heart of the bastard who destroyed Sadie?s reason to live in her ha...

    "It's sad when people don't realize their worth." WOW! Reading this book is like being sucker punched by sadness. Sadie has lived a sad life. She is frequently teased for her stutter. She has no idea who her father is. Her Mother is an addict who had a bevy of boyfriends rotating...

    this is not a lighthearted story. if you are wanting a book that ends with a ?happy ever after,? then i suggest you look elsewhere. because you wont find it in these pages, between these words. what you will find is a story about the lengths a girl will go to protect her sister...

    You call it The Girls and you make sure the people who hear it, you make sure they know Sadie loved Mattie with everything she had. You let them know that she loved Mattie so much, that's what she turned her love into. You let them know. A story about a girl who wants to get rev...

    An abandoned, one room schoolhouse sits three miles outside of Cold Creek, taken by fire. The roof is caved in and what's left of the walls are charred. It sits next to an Apple orchard. The body of Maddie Southern was discovered between the burning schoolhouse and the Apple orchard ju...

    An easy 5 stars to Sadie. ? ? ? ? ? Don?t miss her story. I?m sure you?ve seen this book around the blogosphere or Goodreads, and more than likely you?ve noticed the praise showered upon it. All absolutely, positively well-deserved. Please read on and let me intro...

    I am trying to avoid depressing/sad books, but this sounds so interesting. ...

    The word riveting doesn't even begin to describe this masterwork by Courtney Summers. The opening pages are unassuming, but Summers soon hooks her audience with a death grip and doesn't let go. The magnetism of Sadie is not limited to the depth and despair of its subject matter (wh...

    I feel utterly shaken right now. 0_0 This book is intense and really dark and the ending kind of had me like, "mY KINDLE IS BROKEN I NEED ANOTHER CHAPTER." Which I both love and hate. (Curse you, book.) Seriously though, it's the kind of book you end up forgetting how to breathe while ...

  • Mary Beth *Traveling Sister*
    Nov 05, 2018

    I have read some really great books, but sometimes?when I?m lucky?I stumble upon a book that makes me wish to heap violence on my vocabulary, to wrench away words like ?good? and ?amazing? and reach into the low-lit corners of my mind in order to exhume something more gen...

    And it begins, as so many stories do, with a dead girl. Holy hell, this book hit me hard. I've been reading Summers' books for seven years now and she is both consistently good and continually getting better. I remember thinking that Some Girls Are was one of the most powerful an...

    CW: Pedophilia, sexual abuse, drug abuse, murder This was a raw, emotional, and incredibly dark book. There are zero moments of levity and as someone who reads a lot of contemporary romances, it took a lot out of me to get through it. I am grateful that Courtney Summers did not sens...

    but what happpppppppened????? ...

    To say I?m not much of a YA reader is underplaying reality a bit. To say that I?m extremely choosy, ready to renege at the first sign of any juvenile antics and pretty much dragging my feet through the first few chapters, when I do finally cave, is all too accurate. My point being,...

    I didn't know what to tell her. That I tried not to think about that kind of stuff, because it was painful, because I thought I could ever have it, but when I did end up liking someone, it always made me ache right down to my core. I realized pretty early on that the who didn't reall...

    ?I don?t know why this is the thing I choose to say out loud because it hurts to say it, to feel the truth of those words pass my lips, to have them be real in this world. But she?s dead is the reason I?m still alive. She?s dead is the reason I?m going to kill a man.?...

    4.5 stars! I picked this book up on a whim and I GREATLY enjoyed it. This is a must-read for my fans of crime fiction. CW: sexual abuse, pedophilia, violence, drug abuse, death/murder I really did not know what to expect from this novel going in. All I knew was that it was half-p...

    *5 solid stars!* "I?m dangerous. You shouldn't underestimate people, I want to call out. I have a knife." SADIE has lost herself and she doesn't want to be found. Not by the few remaining people in her life, not even by life itself. She lets the reader know right away that she ...

    oooh, goodreads choice awards semifinalist for best YA 2018! what will happen? In our last episode, I introduced you to the two girls at the center of this podcast, Mattie Southern and Sadie Hunter. Mattie was murdered, her body left just outside her hometown of Cold Creek, Colorado...

    "Imagine having to live every day knowing the person who killed your sister is breathing the air she can't, filling his lungs with it, tasting its sweetness. Imagine him knowing the steady weight of the earth under his feet while her body is buried six feet below it." Sadie was ever...

    "When Sadie lost Mattie, it drove her to leave her home in Cold Creek, to take on the loneliness and pain of all those miles, just to find her little sister's murderer and make the world right again, even, possibly, at the expense of herself." Sadie was everything I hoped she woul...

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... 19 year old, Sadie and her younger sister, Mattie struggled to get by. Cold Creek is a small town with very few opportunities for employment. Many have to go to a neighboring town for work and school. Mary B...

    Happy Pub Day!!! "I'm going to kill a man. I'm going to steal the light from his eyes. I want to watch it go out. You aren't supposed to answer violence with more violence but sometimes I think violence is the only answer." Reading Sadie was the perfect example of why sometimes, ...

    ?I?m going to kill the man who killed my sister.? Sadie is a stunning, heartbreaking read about a girl dead set on murdering the man who killed her little sister. 19-year-old Sadie only had one thing her life to love, which was her 13-year-old little sister, Mattie. Grow...

    Not fully sure how I'll rate this yet but.. I appreciated the representation. I don't think I've ever read a book with a main character with a stutter. Actually I know I haven't. The podcast concept was original. The story was heartbreaking and I really appreciated how for once the ...

    UPDATE: $2.99 on Kindle US today 12/29/18 That bastard!!!! Sadie..... I'm not writing a proper review. 1. I don't want to 2. There are 5o million reviews on this book & some don't matter in this GR world 3. Maybe I will come back and link some smaller awesome...

    At the time I?m writing this review, it?s been a couple of days since I finished Sadie, and I still haven?t fully processed it. This is one of those stories that seeps into your bones somewhere along the way, and it changes the way you look at the world a little. It is the best m...

    I read this book in the least cool way to read it, and it was still unbelievably cool. I did not deserve coolness, and yet I received it. To anyone who lives under a rock that is impenetrable to news of Cool Things: First, may I suggest you move? Sounds like a terrible place to liv...

    h o l y s h i t ...

    Edit: Had to change my rating to 5 stars. This book has lingered for a while and each time it popped into my head, I think about how impactful it was to read a story like this. Well, I wasn?t expecting for this story to creep up on me the way it did. I think it?s best to go ...

    Sadie?s sister?the light of her life?was taken from her, murdered. Now, Sadie is out for blood. She?s going to find Mattie?s murderer, whatever the cost. She won?t stop at anything until she holds the heart of the bastard who destroyed Sadie?s reason to live in her ha...

    "It's sad when people don't realize their worth." WOW! Reading this book is like being sucker punched by sadness. Sadie has lived a sad life. She is frequently teased for her stutter. She has no idea who her father is. Her Mother is an addict who had a bevy of boyfriends rotating...

    this is not a lighthearted story. if you are wanting a book that ends with a ?happy ever after,? then i suggest you look elsewhere. because you wont find it in these pages, between these words. what you will find is a story about the lengths a girl will go to protect her sister...

    You call it The Girls and you make sure the people who hear it, you make sure they know Sadie loved Mattie with everything she had. You let them know that she loved Mattie so much, that's what she turned her love into. You let them know. A story about a girl who wants to get rev...

    An abandoned, one room schoolhouse sits three miles outside of Cold Creek, taken by fire. The roof is caved in and what's left of the walls are charred. It sits next to an Apple orchard. The body of Maddie Southern was discovered between the burning schoolhouse and the Apple orchard ju...

  • Lola
    Jun 16, 2018

    I have read some really great books, but sometimes?when I?m lucky?I stumble upon a book that makes me wish to heap violence on my vocabulary, to wrench away words like ?good? and ?amazing? and reach into the low-lit corners of my mind in order to exhume something more gen...

    And it begins, as so many stories do, with a dead girl. Holy hell, this book hit me hard. I've been reading Summers' books for seven years now and she is both consistently good and continually getting better. I remember thinking that Some Girls Are was one of the most powerful an...

    CW: Pedophilia, sexual abuse, drug abuse, murder This was a raw, emotional, and incredibly dark book. There are zero moments of levity and as someone who reads a lot of contemporary romances, it took a lot out of me to get through it. I am grateful that Courtney Summers did not sens...

    but what happpppppppened????? ...

    To say I?m not much of a YA reader is underplaying reality a bit. To say that I?m extremely choosy, ready to renege at the first sign of any juvenile antics and pretty much dragging my feet through the first few chapters, when I do finally cave, is all too accurate. My point being,...

    I didn't know what to tell her. That I tried not to think about that kind of stuff, because it was painful, because I thought I could ever have it, but when I did end up liking someone, it always made me ache right down to my core. I realized pretty early on that the who didn't reall...

    ?I don?t know why this is the thing I choose to say out loud because it hurts to say it, to feel the truth of those words pass my lips, to have them be real in this world. But she?s dead is the reason I?m still alive. She?s dead is the reason I?m going to kill a man.?...

    4.5 stars! I picked this book up on a whim and I GREATLY enjoyed it. This is a must-read for my fans of crime fiction. CW: sexual abuse, pedophilia, violence, drug abuse, death/murder I really did not know what to expect from this novel going in. All I knew was that it was half-p...

    *5 solid stars!* "I?m dangerous. You shouldn't underestimate people, I want to call out. I have a knife." SADIE has lost herself and she doesn't want to be found. Not by the few remaining people in her life, not even by life itself. She lets the reader know right away that she ...

    oooh, goodreads choice awards semifinalist for best YA 2018! what will happen? In our last episode, I introduced you to the two girls at the center of this podcast, Mattie Southern and Sadie Hunter. Mattie was murdered, her body left just outside her hometown of Cold Creek, Colorado...

    "Imagine having to live every day knowing the person who killed your sister is breathing the air she can't, filling his lungs with it, tasting its sweetness. Imagine him knowing the steady weight of the earth under his feet while her body is buried six feet below it." Sadie was ever...

    "When Sadie lost Mattie, it drove her to leave her home in Cold Creek, to take on the loneliness and pain of all those miles, just to find her little sister's murderer and make the world right again, even, possibly, at the expense of herself." Sadie was everything I hoped she woul...

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... 19 year old, Sadie and her younger sister, Mattie struggled to get by. Cold Creek is a small town with very few opportunities for employment. Many have to go to a neighboring town for work and school. Mary B...

    Happy Pub Day!!! "I'm going to kill a man. I'm going to steal the light from his eyes. I want to watch it go out. You aren't supposed to answer violence with more violence but sometimes I think violence is the only answer." Reading Sadie was the perfect example of why sometimes, ...

    ?I?m going to kill the man who killed my sister.? Sadie is a stunning, heartbreaking read about a girl dead set on murdering the man who killed her little sister. 19-year-old Sadie only had one thing her life to love, which was her 13-year-old little sister, Mattie. Grow...

    Not fully sure how I'll rate this yet but.. I appreciated the representation. I don't think I've ever read a book with a main character with a stutter. Actually I know I haven't. The podcast concept was original. The story was heartbreaking and I really appreciated how for once the ...

    UPDATE: $2.99 on Kindle US today 12/29/18 That bastard!!!! Sadie..... I'm not writing a proper review. 1. I don't want to 2. There are 5o million reviews on this book & some don't matter in this GR world 3. Maybe I will come back and link some smaller awesome...

    At the time I?m writing this review, it?s been a couple of days since I finished Sadie, and I still haven?t fully processed it. This is one of those stories that seeps into your bones somewhere along the way, and it changes the way you look at the world a little. It is the best m...

    I read this book in the least cool way to read it, and it was still unbelievably cool. I did not deserve coolness, and yet I received it. To anyone who lives under a rock that is impenetrable to news of Cool Things: First, may I suggest you move? Sounds like a terrible place to liv...

    h o l y s h i t ...

    Edit: Had to change my rating to 5 stars. This book has lingered for a while and each time it popped into my head, I think about how impactful it was to read a story like this. Well, I wasn?t expecting for this story to creep up on me the way it did. I think it?s best to go ...

    Sadie?s sister?the light of her life?was taken from her, murdered. Now, Sadie is out for blood. She?s going to find Mattie?s murderer, whatever the cost. She won?t stop at anything until she holds the heart of the bastard who destroyed Sadie?s reason to live in her ha...

  • destiny ♡⚔♡ [howling libraries]
    Aug 08, 2018

    I have read some really great books, but sometimes?when I?m lucky?I stumble upon a book that makes me wish to heap violence on my vocabulary, to wrench away words like ?good? and ?amazing? and reach into the low-lit corners of my mind in order to exhume something more gen...

    And it begins, as so many stories do, with a dead girl. Holy hell, this book hit me hard. I've been reading Summers' books for seven years now and she is both consistently good and continually getting better. I remember thinking that Some Girls Are was one of the most powerful an...

    CW: Pedophilia, sexual abuse, drug abuse, murder This was a raw, emotional, and incredibly dark book. There are zero moments of levity and as someone who reads a lot of contemporary romances, it took a lot out of me to get through it. I am grateful that Courtney Summers did not sens...

    but what happpppppppened????? ...

    To say I?m not much of a YA reader is underplaying reality a bit. To say that I?m extremely choosy, ready to renege at the first sign of any juvenile antics and pretty much dragging my feet through the first few chapters, when I do finally cave, is all too accurate. My point being,...

    I didn't know what to tell her. That I tried not to think about that kind of stuff, because it was painful, because I thought I could ever have it, but when I did end up liking someone, it always made me ache right down to my core. I realized pretty early on that the who didn't reall...

    ?I don?t know why this is the thing I choose to say out loud because it hurts to say it, to feel the truth of those words pass my lips, to have them be real in this world. But she?s dead is the reason I?m still alive. She?s dead is the reason I?m going to kill a man.?...

    4.5 stars! I picked this book up on a whim and I GREATLY enjoyed it. This is a must-read for my fans of crime fiction. CW: sexual abuse, pedophilia, violence, drug abuse, death/murder I really did not know what to expect from this novel going in. All I knew was that it was half-p...

    *5 solid stars!* "I?m dangerous. You shouldn't underestimate people, I want to call out. I have a knife." SADIE has lost herself and she doesn't want to be found. Not by the few remaining people in her life, not even by life itself. She lets the reader know right away that she ...

    oooh, goodreads choice awards semifinalist for best YA 2018! what will happen? In our last episode, I introduced you to the two girls at the center of this podcast, Mattie Southern and Sadie Hunter. Mattie was murdered, her body left just outside her hometown of Cold Creek, Colorado...

    "Imagine having to live every day knowing the person who killed your sister is breathing the air she can't, filling his lungs with it, tasting its sweetness. Imagine him knowing the steady weight of the earth under his feet while her body is buried six feet below it." Sadie was ever...

    "When Sadie lost Mattie, it drove her to leave her home in Cold Creek, to take on the loneliness and pain of all those miles, just to find her little sister's murderer and make the world right again, even, possibly, at the expense of herself." Sadie was everything I hoped she woul...

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... 19 year old, Sadie and her younger sister, Mattie struggled to get by. Cold Creek is a small town with very few opportunities for employment. Many have to go to a neighboring town for work and school. Mary B...

    Happy Pub Day!!! "I'm going to kill a man. I'm going to steal the light from his eyes. I want to watch it go out. You aren't supposed to answer violence with more violence but sometimes I think violence is the only answer." Reading Sadie was the perfect example of why sometimes, ...

    ?I?m going to kill the man who killed my sister.? Sadie is a stunning, heartbreaking read about a girl dead set on murdering the man who killed her little sister. 19-year-old Sadie only had one thing her life to love, which was her 13-year-old little sister, Mattie. Grow...

    Not fully sure how I'll rate this yet but.. I appreciated the representation. I don't think I've ever read a book with a main character with a stutter. Actually I know I haven't. The podcast concept was original. The story was heartbreaking and I really appreciated how for once the ...

    UPDATE: $2.99 on Kindle US today 12/29/18 That bastard!!!! Sadie..... I'm not writing a proper review. 1. I don't want to 2. There are 5o million reviews on this book & some don't matter in this GR world 3. Maybe I will come back and link some smaller awesome...

    At the time I?m writing this review, it?s been a couple of days since I finished Sadie, and I still haven?t fully processed it. This is one of those stories that seeps into your bones somewhere along the way, and it changes the way you look at the world a little. It is the best m...

  • Deanna
    Aug 14, 2018

    I have read some really great books, but sometimes?when I?m lucky?I stumble upon a book that makes me wish to heap violence on my vocabulary, to wrench away words like ?good? and ?amazing? and reach into the low-lit corners of my mind in order to exhume something more gen...

    And it begins, as so many stories do, with a dead girl. Holy hell, this book hit me hard. I've been reading Summers' books for seven years now and she is both consistently good and continually getting better. I remember thinking that Some Girls Are was one of the most powerful an...

    CW: Pedophilia, sexual abuse, drug abuse, murder This was a raw, emotional, and incredibly dark book. There are zero moments of levity and as someone who reads a lot of contemporary romances, it took a lot out of me to get through it. I am grateful that Courtney Summers did not sens...

    but what happpppppppened????? ...

    To say I?m not much of a YA reader is underplaying reality a bit. To say that I?m extremely choosy, ready to renege at the first sign of any juvenile antics and pretty much dragging my feet through the first few chapters, when I do finally cave, is all too accurate. My point being,...

    I didn't know what to tell her. That I tried not to think about that kind of stuff, because it was painful, because I thought I could ever have it, but when I did end up liking someone, it always made me ache right down to my core. I realized pretty early on that the who didn't reall...

    ?I don?t know why this is the thing I choose to say out loud because it hurts to say it, to feel the truth of those words pass my lips, to have them be real in this world. But she?s dead is the reason I?m still alive. She?s dead is the reason I?m going to kill a man.?...

    4.5 stars! I picked this book up on a whim and I GREATLY enjoyed it. This is a must-read for my fans of crime fiction. CW: sexual abuse, pedophilia, violence, drug abuse, death/murder I really did not know what to expect from this novel going in. All I knew was that it was half-p...

    *5 solid stars!* "I?m dangerous. You shouldn't underestimate people, I want to call out. I have a knife." SADIE has lost herself and she doesn't want to be found. Not by the few remaining people in her life, not even by life itself. She lets the reader know right away that she ...

    oooh, goodreads choice awards semifinalist for best YA 2018! what will happen? In our last episode, I introduced you to the two girls at the center of this podcast, Mattie Southern and Sadie Hunter. Mattie was murdered, her body left just outside her hometown of Cold Creek, Colorado...

    "Imagine having to live every day knowing the person who killed your sister is breathing the air she can't, filling his lungs with it, tasting its sweetness. Imagine him knowing the steady weight of the earth under his feet while her body is buried six feet below it." Sadie was ever...

    "When Sadie lost Mattie, it drove her to leave her home in Cold Creek, to take on the loneliness and pain of all those miles, just to find her little sister's murderer and make the world right again, even, possibly, at the expense of herself." Sadie was everything I hoped she woul...

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... 19 year old, Sadie and her younger sister, Mattie struggled to get by. Cold Creek is a small town with very few opportunities for employment. Many have to go to a neighboring town for work and school. Mary B...

  • Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
    Dec 02, 2018

    I have read some really great books, but sometimes?when I?m lucky?I stumble upon a book that makes me wish to heap violence on my vocabulary, to wrench away words like ?good? and ?amazing? and reach into the low-lit corners of my mind in order to exhume something more gen...

    And it begins, as so many stories do, with a dead girl. Holy hell, this book hit me hard. I've been reading Summers' books for seven years now and she is both consistently good and continually getting better. I remember thinking that Some Girls Are was one of the most powerful an...

    CW: Pedophilia, sexual abuse, drug abuse, murder This was a raw, emotional, and incredibly dark book. There are zero moments of levity and as someone who reads a lot of contemporary romances, it took a lot out of me to get through it. I am grateful that Courtney Summers did not sens...

    but what happpppppppened????? ...

    To say I?m not much of a YA reader is underplaying reality a bit. To say that I?m extremely choosy, ready to renege at the first sign of any juvenile antics and pretty much dragging my feet through the first few chapters, when I do finally cave, is all too accurate. My point being,...

    I didn't know what to tell her. That I tried not to think about that kind of stuff, because it was painful, because I thought I could ever have it, but when I did end up liking someone, it always made me ache right down to my core. I realized pretty early on that the who didn't reall...

    ?I don?t know why this is the thing I choose to say out loud because it hurts to say it, to feel the truth of those words pass my lips, to have them be real in this world. But she?s dead is the reason I?m still alive. She?s dead is the reason I?m going to kill a man.?...

    4.5 stars! I picked this book up on a whim and I GREATLY enjoyed it. This is a must-read for my fans of crime fiction. CW: sexual abuse, pedophilia, violence, drug abuse, death/murder I really did not know what to expect from this novel going in. All I knew was that it was half-p...

    *5 solid stars!* "I?m dangerous. You shouldn't underestimate people, I want to call out. I have a knife." SADIE has lost herself and she doesn't want to be found. Not by the few remaining people in her life, not even by life itself. She lets the reader know right away that she ...

    oooh, goodreads choice awards semifinalist for best YA 2018! what will happen? In our last episode, I introduced you to the two girls at the center of this podcast, Mattie Southern and Sadie Hunter. Mattie was murdered, her body left just outside her hometown of Cold Creek, Colorado...

    "Imagine having to live every day knowing the person who killed your sister is breathing the air she can't, filling his lungs with it, tasting its sweetness. Imagine him knowing the steady weight of the earth under his feet while her body is buried six feet below it." Sadie was ever...

    "When Sadie lost Mattie, it drove her to leave her home in Cold Creek, to take on the loneliness and pain of all those miles, just to find her little sister's murderer and make the world right again, even, possibly, at the expense of herself." Sadie was everything I hoped she woul...

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... 19 year old, Sadie and her younger sister, Mattie struggled to get by. Cold Creek is a small town with very few opportunities for employment. Many have to go to a neighboring town for work and school. Mary B...

    Happy Pub Day!!! "I'm going to kill a man. I'm going to steal the light from his eyes. I want to watch it go out. You aren't supposed to answer violence with more violence but sometimes I think violence is the only answer." Reading Sadie was the perfect example of why sometimes, ...

    ?I?m going to kill the man who killed my sister.? Sadie is a stunning, heartbreaking read about a girl dead set on murdering the man who killed her little sister. 19-year-old Sadie only had one thing her life to love, which was her 13-year-old little sister, Mattie. Grow...

    Not fully sure how I'll rate this yet but.. I appreciated the representation. I don't think I've ever read a book with a main character with a stutter. Actually I know I haven't. The podcast concept was original. The story was heartbreaking and I really appreciated how for once the ...

    UPDATE: $2.99 on Kindle US today 12/29/18 That bastard!!!! Sadie..... I'm not writing a proper review. 1. I don't want to 2. There are 5o million reviews on this book & some don't matter in this GR world 3. Maybe I will come back and link some smaller awesome...

  • Hailey (Hailey in Bookland)
    Sep 26, 2018

    I have read some really great books, but sometimes?when I?m lucky?I stumble upon a book that makes me wish to heap violence on my vocabulary, to wrench away words like ?good? and ?amazing? and reach into the low-lit corners of my mind in order to exhume something more gen...

    And it begins, as so many stories do, with a dead girl. Holy hell, this book hit me hard. I've been reading Summers' books for seven years now and she is both consistently good and continually getting better. I remember thinking that Some Girls Are was one of the most powerful an...

    CW: Pedophilia, sexual abuse, drug abuse, murder This was a raw, emotional, and incredibly dark book. There are zero moments of levity and as someone who reads a lot of contemporary romances, it took a lot out of me to get through it. I am grateful that Courtney Summers did not sens...

    but what happpppppppened????? ...

  • kat
    Sep 20, 2018

    I have read some really great books, but sometimes?when I?m lucky?I stumble upon a book that makes me wish to heap violence on my vocabulary, to wrench away words like ?good? and ?amazing? and reach into the low-lit corners of my mind in order to exhume something more gen...

    And it begins, as so many stories do, with a dead girl. Holy hell, this book hit me hard. I've been reading Summers' books for seven years now and she is both consistently good and continually getting better. I remember thinking that Some Girls Are was one of the most powerful an...

    CW: Pedophilia, sexual abuse, drug abuse, murder This was a raw, emotional, and incredibly dark book. There are zero moments of levity and as someone who reads a lot of contemporary romances, it took a lot out of me to get through it. I am grateful that Courtney Summers did not sens...

    but what happpppppppened????? ...

    To say I?m not much of a YA reader is underplaying reality a bit. To say that I?m extremely choosy, ready to renege at the first sign of any juvenile antics and pretty much dragging my feet through the first few chapters, when I do finally cave, is all too accurate. My point being,...

    I didn't know what to tell her. That I tried not to think about that kind of stuff, because it was painful, because I thought I could ever have it, but when I did end up liking someone, it always made me ache right down to my core. I realized pretty early on that the who didn't reall...

    ?I don?t know why this is the thing I choose to say out loud because it hurts to say it, to feel the truth of those words pass my lips, to have them be real in this world. But she?s dead is the reason I?m still alive. She?s dead is the reason I?m going to kill a man.?...

    4.5 stars! I picked this book up on a whim and I GREATLY enjoyed it. This is a must-read for my fans of crime fiction. CW: sexual abuse, pedophilia, violence, drug abuse, death/murder I really did not know what to expect from this novel going in. All I knew was that it was half-p...

    *5 solid stars!* "I?m dangerous. You shouldn't underestimate people, I want to call out. I have a knife." SADIE has lost herself and she doesn't want to be found. Not by the few remaining people in her life, not even by life itself. She lets the reader know right away that she ...

    oooh, goodreads choice awards semifinalist for best YA 2018! what will happen? In our last episode, I introduced you to the two girls at the center of this podcast, Mattie Southern and Sadie Hunter. Mattie was murdered, her body left just outside her hometown of Cold Creek, Colorado...

    "Imagine having to live every day knowing the person who killed your sister is breathing the air she can't, filling his lungs with it, tasting its sweetness. Imagine him knowing the steady weight of the earth under his feet while her body is buried six feet below it." Sadie was ever...

    "When Sadie lost Mattie, it drove her to leave her home in Cold Creek, to take on the loneliness and pain of all those miles, just to find her little sister's murderer and make the world right again, even, possibly, at the expense of herself." Sadie was everything I hoped she woul...

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... 19 year old, Sadie and her younger sister, Mattie struggled to get by. Cold Creek is a small town with very few opportunities for employment. Many have to go to a neighboring town for work and school. Mary B...

    Happy Pub Day!!! "I'm going to kill a man. I'm going to steal the light from his eyes. I want to watch it go out. You aren't supposed to answer violence with more violence but sometimes I think violence is the only answer." Reading Sadie was the perfect example of why sometimes, ...

    ?I?m going to kill the man who killed my sister.? Sadie is a stunning, heartbreaking read about a girl dead set on murdering the man who killed her little sister. 19-year-old Sadie only had one thing her life to love, which was her 13-year-old little sister, Mattie. Grow...

    Not fully sure how I'll rate this yet but.. I appreciated the representation. I don't think I've ever read a book with a main character with a stutter. Actually I know I haven't. The podcast concept was original. The story was heartbreaking and I really appreciated how for once the ...

    UPDATE: $2.99 on Kindle US today 12/29/18 That bastard!!!! Sadie..... I'm not writing a proper review. 1. I don't want to 2. There are 5o million reviews on this book & some don't matter in this GR world 3. Maybe I will come back and link some smaller awesome...

    At the time I?m writing this review, it?s been a couple of days since I finished Sadie, and I still haven?t fully processed it. This is one of those stories that seeps into your bones somewhere along the way, and it changes the way you look at the world a little. It is the best m...

    I read this book in the least cool way to read it, and it was still unbelievably cool. I did not deserve coolness, and yet I received it. To anyone who lives under a rock that is impenetrable to news of Cool Things: First, may I suggest you move? Sounds like a terrible place to liv...

    h o l y s h i t ...

  • Warda
    Nov 09, 2018

    I have read some really great books, but sometimes?when I?m lucky?I stumble upon a book that makes me wish to heap violence on my vocabulary, to wrench away words like ?good? and ?amazing? and reach into the low-lit corners of my mind in order to exhume something more gen...

    And it begins, as so many stories do, with a dead girl. Holy hell, this book hit me hard. I've been reading Summers' books for seven years now and she is both consistently good and continually getting better. I remember thinking that Some Girls Are was one of the most powerful an...

    CW: Pedophilia, sexual abuse, drug abuse, murder This was a raw, emotional, and incredibly dark book. There are zero moments of levity and as someone who reads a lot of contemporary romances, it took a lot out of me to get through it. I am grateful that Courtney Summers did not sens...

    but what happpppppppened????? ...

    To say I?m not much of a YA reader is underplaying reality a bit. To say that I?m extremely choosy, ready to renege at the first sign of any juvenile antics and pretty much dragging my feet through the first few chapters, when I do finally cave, is all too accurate. My point being,...

    I didn't know what to tell her. That I tried not to think about that kind of stuff, because it was painful, because I thought I could ever have it, but when I did end up liking someone, it always made me ache right down to my core. I realized pretty early on that the who didn't reall...

    ?I don?t know why this is the thing I choose to say out loud because it hurts to say it, to feel the truth of those words pass my lips, to have them be real in this world. But she?s dead is the reason I?m still alive. She?s dead is the reason I?m going to kill a man.?...

    4.5 stars! I picked this book up on a whim and I GREATLY enjoyed it. This is a must-read for my fans of crime fiction. CW: sexual abuse, pedophilia, violence, drug abuse, death/murder I really did not know what to expect from this novel going in. All I knew was that it was half-p...

    *5 solid stars!* "I?m dangerous. You shouldn't underestimate people, I want to call out. I have a knife." SADIE has lost herself and she doesn't want to be found. Not by the few remaining people in her life, not even by life itself. She lets the reader know right away that she ...

    oooh, goodreads choice awards semifinalist for best YA 2018! what will happen? In our last episode, I introduced you to the two girls at the center of this podcast, Mattie Southern and Sadie Hunter. Mattie was murdered, her body left just outside her hometown of Cold Creek, Colorado...

    "Imagine having to live every day knowing the person who killed your sister is breathing the air she can't, filling his lungs with it, tasting its sweetness. Imagine him knowing the steady weight of the earth under his feet while her body is buried six feet below it." Sadie was ever...

    "When Sadie lost Mattie, it drove her to leave her home in Cold Creek, to take on the loneliness and pain of all those miles, just to find her little sister's murderer and make the world right again, even, possibly, at the expense of herself." Sadie was everything I hoped she woul...

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... 19 year old, Sadie and her younger sister, Mattie struggled to get by. Cold Creek is a small town with very few opportunities for employment. Many have to go to a neighboring town for work and school. Mary B...

    Happy Pub Day!!! "I'm going to kill a man. I'm going to steal the light from his eyes. I want to watch it go out. You aren't supposed to answer violence with more violence but sometimes I think violence is the only answer." Reading Sadie was the perfect example of why sometimes, ...

    ?I?m going to kill the man who killed my sister.? Sadie is a stunning, heartbreaking read about a girl dead set on murdering the man who killed her little sister. 19-year-old Sadie only had one thing her life to love, which was her 13-year-old little sister, Mattie. Grow...

    Not fully sure how I'll rate this yet but.. I appreciated the representation. I don't think I've ever read a book with a main character with a stutter. Actually I know I haven't. The podcast concept was original. The story was heartbreaking and I really appreciated how for once the ...

    UPDATE: $2.99 on Kindle US today 12/29/18 That bastard!!!! Sadie..... I'm not writing a proper review. 1. I don't want to 2. There are 5o million reviews on this book & some don't matter in this GR world 3. Maybe I will come back and link some smaller awesome...

    At the time I?m writing this review, it?s been a couple of days since I finished Sadie, and I still haven?t fully processed it. This is one of those stories that seeps into your bones somewhere along the way, and it changes the way you look at the world a little. It is the best m...

    I read this book in the least cool way to read it, and it was still unbelievably cool. I did not deserve coolness, and yet I received it. To anyone who lives under a rock that is impenetrable to news of Cool Things: First, may I suggest you move? Sounds like a terrible place to liv...

    h o l y s h i t ...

    Edit: Had to change my rating to 5 stars. This book has lingered for a while and each time it popped into my head, I think about how impactful it was to read a story like this. Well, I wasn?t expecting for this story to creep up on me the way it did. I think it?s best to go ...

  • Emma Giordano
    Oct 03, 2018

    I have read some really great books, but sometimes?when I?m lucky?I stumble upon a book that makes me wish to heap violence on my vocabulary, to wrench away words like ?good? and ?amazing? and reach into the low-lit corners of my mind in order to exhume something more gen...

    And it begins, as so many stories do, with a dead girl. Holy hell, this book hit me hard. I've been reading Summers' books for seven years now and she is both consistently good and continually getting better. I remember thinking that Some Girls Are was one of the most powerful an...

    CW: Pedophilia, sexual abuse, drug abuse, murder This was a raw, emotional, and incredibly dark book. There are zero moments of levity and as someone who reads a lot of contemporary romances, it took a lot out of me to get through it. I am grateful that Courtney Summers did not sens...

    but what happpppppppened????? ...

    To say I?m not much of a YA reader is underplaying reality a bit. To say that I?m extremely choosy, ready to renege at the first sign of any juvenile antics and pretty much dragging my feet through the first few chapters, when I do finally cave, is all too accurate. My point being,...

    I didn't know what to tell her. That I tried not to think about that kind of stuff, because it was painful, because I thought I could ever have it, but when I did end up liking someone, it always made me ache right down to my core. I realized pretty early on that the who didn't reall...

    ?I don?t know why this is the thing I choose to say out loud because it hurts to say it, to feel the truth of those words pass my lips, to have them be real in this world. But she?s dead is the reason I?m still alive. She?s dead is the reason I?m going to kill a man.?...

    4.5 stars! I picked this book up on a whim and I GREATLY enjoyed it. This is a must-read for my fans of crime fiction. CW: sexual abuse, pedophilia, violence, drug abuse, death/murder I really did not know what to expect from this novel going in. All I knew was that it was half-p...

  • (Bern) Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas
    Sep 18, 2018

    I have read some really great books, but sometimes?when I?m lucky?I stumble upon a book that makes me wish to heap violence on my vocabulary, to wrench away words like ?good? and ?amazing? and reach into the low-lit corners of my mind in order to exhume something more gen...

    And it begins, as so many stories do, with a dead girl. Holy hell, this book hit me hard. I've been reading Summers' books for seven years now and she is both consistently good and continually getting better. I remember thinking that Some Girls Are was one of the most powerful an...

    CW: Pedophilia, sexual abuse, drug abuse, murder This was a raw, emotional, and incredibly dark book. There are zero moments of levity and as someone who reads a lot of contemporary romances, it took a lot out of me to get through it. I am grateful that Courtney Summers did not sens...

    but what happpppppppened????? ...

    To say I?m not much of a YA reader is underplaying reality a bit. To say that I?m extremely choosy, ready to renege at the first sign of any juvenile antics and pretty much dragging my feet through the first few chapters, when I do finally cave, is all too accurate. My point being,...

    I didn't know what to tell her. That I tried not to think about that kind of stuff, because it was painful, because I thought I could ever have it, but when I did end up liking someone, it always made me ache right down to my core. I realized pretty early on that the who didn't reall...

    ?I don?t know why this is the thing I choose to say out loud because it hurts to say it, to feel the truth of those words pass my lips, to have them be real in this world. But she?s dead is the reason I?m still alive. She?s dead is the reason I?m going to kill a man.?...

    4.5 stars! I picked this book up on a whim and I GREATLY enjoyed it. This is a must-read for my fans of crime fiction. CW: sexual abuse, pedophilia, violence, drug abuse, death/murder I really did not know what to expect from this novel going in. All I knew was that it was half-p...

    *5 solid stars!* "I?m dangerous. You shouldn't underestimate people, I want to call out. I have a knife." SADIE has lost herself and she doesn't want to be found. Not by the few remaining people in her life, not even by life itself. She lets the reader know right away that she ...

    oooh, goodreads choice awards semifinalist for best YA 2018! what will happen? In our last episode, I introduced you to the two girls at the center of this podcast, Mattie Southern and Sadie Hunter. Mattie was murdered, her body left just outside her hometown of Cold Creek, Colorado...

    "Imagine having to live every day knowing the person who killed your sister is breathing the air she can't, filling his lungs with it, tasting its sweetness. Imagine him knowing the steady weight of the earth under his feet while her body is buried six feet below it." Sadie was ever...

    "When Sadie lost Mattie, it drove her to leave her home in Cold Creek, to take on the loneliness and pain of all those miles, just to find her little sister's murderer and make the world right again, even, possibly, at the expense of herself." Sadie was everything I hoped she woul...

  • Meredith
    Jul 22, 2018

    I have read some really great books, but sometimes?when I?m lucky?I stumble upon a book that makes me wish to heap violence on my vocabulary, to wrench away words like ?good? and ?amazing? and reach into the low-lit corners of my mind in order to exhume something more gen...

    And it begins, as so many stories do, with a dead girl. Holy hell, this book hit me hard. I've been reading Summers' books for seven years now and she is both consistently good and continually getting better. I remember thinking that Some Girls Are was one of the most powerful an...

    CW: Pedophilia, sexual abuse, drug abuse, murder This was a raw, emotional, and incredibly dark book. There are zero moments of levity and as someone who reads a lot of contemporary romances, it took a lot out of me to get through it. I am grateful that Courtney Summers did not sens...

    but what happpppppppened????? ...

    To say I?m not much of a YA reader is underplaying reality a bit. To say that I?m extremely choosy, ready to renege at the first sign of any juvenile antics and pretty much dragging my feet through the first few chapters, when I do finally cave, is all too accurate. My point being,...

    I didn't know what to tell her. That I tried not to think about that kind of stuff, because it was painful, because I thought I could ever have it, but when I did end up liking someone, it always made me ache right down to my core. I realized pretty early on that the who didn't reall...

    ?I don?t know why this is the thing I choose to say out loud because it hurts to say it, to feel the truth of those words pass my lips, to have them be real in this world. But she?s dead is the reason I?m still alive. She?s dead is the reason I?m going to kill a man.?...

    4.5 stars! I picked this book up on a whim and I GREATLY enjoyed it. This is a must-read for my fans of crime fiction. CW: sexual abuse, pedophilia, violence, drug abuse, death/murder I really did not know what to expect from this novel going in. All I knew was that it was half-p...

    *5 solid stars!* "I?m dangerous. You shouldn't underestimate people, I want to call out. I have a knife." SADIE has lost herself and she doesn't want to be found. Not by the few remaining people in her life, not even by life itself. She lets the reader know right away that she ...

    oooh, goodreads choice awards semifinalist for best YA 2018! what will happen? In our last episode, I introduced you to the two girls at the center of this podcast, Mattie Southern and Sadie Hunter. Mattie was murdered, her body left just outside her hometown of Cold Creek, Colorado...

    "Imagine having to live every day knowing the person who killed your sister is breathing the air she can't, filling his lungs with it, tasting its sweetness. Imagine him knowing the steady weight of the earth under his feet while her body is buried six feet below it." Sadie was ever...

    "When Sadie lost Mattie, it drove her to leave her home in Cold Creek, to take on the loneliness and pain of all those miles, just to find her little sister's murderer and make the world right again, even, possibly, at the expense of herself." Sadie was everything I hoped she woul...

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... 19 year old, Sadie and her younger sister, Mattie struggled to get by. Cold Creek is a small town with very few opportunities for employment. Many have to go to a neighboring town for work and school. Mary B...

    Happy Pub Day!!! "I'm going to kill a man. I'm going to steal the light from his eyes. I want to watch it go out. You aren't supposed to answer violence with more violence but sometimes I think violence is the only answer." Reading Sadie was the perfect example of why sometimes, ...

    ?I?m going to kill the man who killed my sister.? Sadie is a stunning, heartbreaking read about a girl dead set on murdering the man who killed her little sister. 19-year-old Sadie only had one thing her life to love, which was her 13-year-old little sister, Mattie. Grow...

  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
    Aug 22, 2018

    I have read some really great books, but sometimes?when I?m lucky?I stumble upon a book that makes me wish to heap violence on my vocabulary, to wrench away words like ?good? and ?amazing? and reach into the low-lit corners of my mind in order to exhume something more gen...

    And it begins, as so many stories do, with a dead girl. Holy hell, this book hit me hard. I've been reading Summers' books for seven years now and she is both consistently good and continually getting better. I remember thinking that Some Girls Are was one of the most powerful an...

    CW: Pedophilia, sexual abuse, drug abuse, murder This was a raw, emotional, and incredibly dark book. There are zero moments of levity and as someone who reads a lot of contemporary romances, it took a lot out of me to get through it. I am grateful that Courtney Summers did not sens...

    but what happpppppppened????? ...

    To say I?m not much of a YA reader is underplaying reality a bit. To say that I?m extremely choosy, ready to renege at the first sign of any juvenile antics and pretty much dragging my feet through the first few chapters, when I do finally cave, is all too accurate. My point being,...

    I didn't know what to tell her. That I tried not to think about that kind of stuff, because it was painful, because I thought I could ever have it, but when I did end up liking someone, it always made me ache right down to my core. I realized pretty early on that the who didn't reall...

    ?I don?t know why this is the thing I choose to say out loud because it hurts to say it, to feel the truth of those words pass my lips, to have them be real in this world. But she?s dead is the reason I?m still alive. She?s dead is the reason I?m going to kill a man.?...

    4.5 stars! I picked this book up on a whim and I GREATLY enjoyed it. This is a must-read for my fans of crime fiction. CW: sexual abuse, pedophilia, violence, drug abuse, death/murder I really did not know what to expect from this novel going in. All I knew was that it was half-p...

    *5 solid stars!* "I?m dangerous. You shouldn't underestimate people, I want to call out. I have a knife." SADIE has lost herself and she doesn't want to be found. Not by the few remaining people in her life, not even by life itself. She lets the reader know right away that she ...

    oooh, goodreads choice awards semifinalist for best YA 2018! what will happen? In our last episode, I introduced you to the two girls at the center of this podcast, Mattie Southern and Sadie Hunter. Mattie was murdered, her body left just outside her hometown of Cold Creek, Colorado...

    "Imagine having to live every day knowing the person who killed your sister is breathing the air she can't, filling his lungs with it, tasting its sweetness. Imagine him knowing the steady weight of the earth under his feet while her body is buried six feet below it." Sadie was ever...

    "When Sadie lost Mattie, it drove her to leave her home in Cold Creek, to take on the loneliness and pain of all those miles, just to find her little sister's murderer and make the world right again, even, possibly, at the expense of herself." Sadie was everything I hoped she woul...

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... 19 year old, Sadie and her younger sister, Mattie struggled to get by. Cold Creek is a small town with very few opportunities for employment. Many have to go to a neighboring town for work and school. Mary B...

    Happy Pub Day!!! "I'm going to kill a man. I'm going to steal the light from his eyes. I want to watch it go out. You aren't supposed to answer violence with more violence but sometimes I think violence is the only answer." Reading Sadie was the perfect example of why sometimes, ...

    ?I?m going to kill the man who killed my sister.? Sadie is a stunning, heartbreaking read about a girl dead set on murdering the man who killed her little sister. 19-year-old Sadie only had one thing her life to love, which was her 13-year-old little sister, Mattie. Grow...

    Not fully sure how I'll rate this yet but.. I appreciated the representation. I don't think I've ever read a book with a main character with a stutter. Actually I know I haven't. The podcast concept was original. The story was heartbreaking and I really appreciated how for once the ...

    UPDATE: $2.99 on Kindle US today 12/29/18 That bastard!!!! Sadie..... I'm not writing a proper review. 1. I don't want to 2. There are 5o million reviews on this book & some don't matter in this GR world 3. Maybe I will come back and link some smaller awesome...

    At the time I?m writing this review, it?s been a couple of days since I finished Sadie, and I still haven?t fully processed it. This is one of those stories that seeps into your bones somewhere along the way, and it changes the way you look at the world a little. It is the best m...

    I read this book in the least cool way to read it, and it was still unbelievably cool. I did not deserve coolness, and yet I received it. To anyone who lives under a rock that is impenetrable to news of Cool Things: First, may I suggest you move? Sounds like a terrible place to liv...

    h o l y s h i t ...

    Edit: Had to change my rating to 5 stars. This book has lingered for a while and each time it popped into my head, I think about how impactful it was to read a story like this. Well, I wasn?t expecting for this story to creep up on me the way it did. I think it?s best to go ...

    Sadie?s sister?the light of her life?was taken from her, murdered. Now, Sadie is out for blood. She?s going to find Mattie?s murderer, whatever the cost. She won?t stop at anything until she holds the heart of the bastard who destroyed Sadie?s reason to live in her ha...

    "It's sad when people don't realize their worth." WOW! Reading this book is like being sucker punched by sadness. Sadie has lived a sad life. She is frequently teased for her stutter. She has no idea who her father is. Her Mother is an addict who had a bevy of boyfriends rotating...

    this is not a lighthearted story. if you are wanting a book that ends with a ?happy ever after,? then i suggest you look elsewhere. because you wont find it in these pages, between these words. what you will find is a story about the lengths a girl will go to protect her sister...

    You call it The Girls and you make sure the people who hear it, you make sure they know Sadie loved Mattie with everything she had. You let them know that she loved Mattie so much, that's what she turned her love into. You let them know. A story about a girl who wants to get rev...

    An abandoned, one room schoolhouse sits three miles outside of Cold Creek, taken by fire. The roof is caved in and what's left of the walls are charred. It sits next to an Apple orchard. The body of Maddie Southern was discovered between the burning schoolhouse and the Apple orchard ju...

    An easy 5 stars to Sadie. ? ? ? ? ? Don?t miss her story. I?m sure you?ve seen this book around the blogosphere or Goodreads, and more than likely you?ve noticed the praise showered upon it. All absolutely, positively well-deserved. Please read on and let me intro...

  • emma
    Oct 25, 2018

    I have read some really great books, but sometimes?when I?m lucky?I stumble upon a book that makes me wish to heap violence on my vocabulary, to wrench away words like ?good? and ?amazing? and reach into the low-lit corners of my mind in order to exhume something more gen...

    And it begins, as so many stories do, with a dead girl. Holy hell, this book hit me hard. I've been reading Summers' books for seven years now and she is both consistently good and continually getting better. I remember thinking that Some Girls Are was one of the most powerful an...

    CW: Pedophilia, sexual abuse, drug abuse, murder This was a raw, emotional, and incredibly dark book. There are zero moments of levity and as someone who reads a lot of contemporary romances, it took a lot out of me to get through it. I am grateful that Courtney Summers did not sens...

    but what happpppppppened????? ...

    To say I?m not much of a YA reader is underplaying reality a bit. To say that I?m extremely choosy, ready to renege at the first sign of any juvenile antics and pretty much dragging my feet through the first few chapters, when I do finally cave, is all too accurate. My point being,...

    I didn't know what to tell her. That I tried not to think about that kind of stuff, because it was painful, because I thought I could ever have it, but when I did end up liking someone, it always made me ache right down to my core. I realized pretty early on that the who didn't reall...

    ?I don?t know why this is the thing I choose to say out loud because it hurts to say it, to feel the truth of those words pass my lips, to have them be real in this world. But she?s dead is the reason I?m still alive. She?s dead is the reason I?m going to kill a man.?...

    4.5 stars! I picked this book up on a whim and I GREATLY enjoyed it. This is a must-read for my fans of crime fiction. CW: sexual abuse, pedophilia, violence, drug abuse, death/murder I really did not know what to expect from this novel going in. All I knew was that it was half-p...

    *5 solid stars!* "I?m dangerous. You shouldn't underestimate people, I want to call out. I have a knife." SADIE has lost herself and she doesn't want to be found. Not by the few remaining people in her life, not even by life itself. She lets the reader know right away that she ...

    oooh, goodreads choice awards semifinalist for best YA 2018! what will happen? In our last episode, I introduced you to the two girls at the center of this podcast, Mattie Southern and Sadie Hunter. Mattie was murdered, her body left just outside her hometown of Cold Creek, Colorado...

    "Imagine having to live every day knowing the person who killed your sister is breathing the air she can't, filling his lungs with it, tasting its sweetness. Imagine him knowing the steady weight of the earth under his feet while her body is buried six feet below it." Sadie was ever...

    "When Sadie lost Mattie, it drove her to leave her home in Cold Creek, to take on the loneliness and pain of all those miles, just to find her little sister's murderer and make the world right again, even, possibly, at the expense of herself." Sadie was everything I hoped she woul...

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... 19 year old, Sadie and her younger sister, Mattie struggled to get by. Cold Creek is a small town with very few opportunities for employment. Many have to go to a neighboring town for work and school. Mary B...

    Happy Pub Day!!! "I'm going to kill a man. I'm going to steal the light from his eyes. I want to watch it go out. You aren't supposed to answer violence with more violence but sometimes I think violence is the only answer." Reading Sadie was the perfect example of why sometimes, ...

    ?I?m going to kill the man who killed my sister.? Sadie is a stunning, heartbreaking read about a girl dead set on murdering the man who killed her little sister. 19-year-old Sadie only had one thing her life to love, which was her 13-year-old little sister, Mattie. Grow...

    Not fully sure how I'll rate this yet but.. I appreciated the representation. I don't think I've ever read a book with a main character with a stutter. Actually I know I haven't. The podcast concept was original. The story was heartbreaking and I really appreciated how for once the ...

    UPDATE: $2.99 on Kindle US today 12/29/18 That bastard!!!! Sadie..... I'm not writing a proper review. 1. I don't want to 2. There are 5o million reviews on this book & some don't matter in this GR world 3. Maybe I will come back and link some smaller awesome...

    At the time I?m writing this review, it?s been a couple of days since I finished Sadie, and I still haven?t fully processed it. This is one of those stories that seeps into your bones somewhere along the way, and it changes the way you look at the world a little. It is the best m...

    I read this book in the least cool way to read it, and it was still unbelievably cool. I did not deserve coolness, and yet I received it. To anyone who lives under a rock that is impenetrable to news of Cool Things: First, may I suggest you move? Sounds like a terrible place to liv...

  • Nick
    Oct 15, 2018

    I have read some really great books, but sometimes?when I?m lucky?I stumble upon a book that makes me wish to heap violence on my vocabulary, to wrench away words like ?good? and ?amazing? and reach into the low-lit corners of my mind in order to exhume something more gen...

    And it begins, as so many stories do, with a dead girl. Holy hell, this book hit me hard. I've been reading Summers' books for seven years now and she is both consistently good and continually getting better. I remember thinking that Some Girls Are was one of the most powerful an...

    CW: Pedophilia, sexual abuse, drug abuse, murder This was a raw, emotional, and incredibly dark book. There are zero moments of levity and as someone who reads a lot of contemporary romances, it took a lot out of me to get through it. I am grateful that Courtney Summers did not sens...

    but what happpppppppened????? ...

    To say I?m not much of a YA reader is underplaying reality a bit. To say that I?m extremely choosy, ready to renege at the first sign of any juvenile antics and pretty much dragging my feet through the first few chapters, when I do finally cave, is all too accurate. My point being,...

    I didn't know what to tell her. That I tried not to think about that kind of stuff, because it was painful, because I thought I could ever have it, but when I did end up liking someone, it always made me ache right down to my core. I realized pretty early on that the who didn't reall...

    ?I don?t know why this is the thing I choose to say out loud because it hurts to say it, to feel the truth of those words pass my lips, to have them be real in this world. But she?s dead is the reason I?m still alive. She?s dead is the reason I?m going to kill a man.?...

    4.5 stars! I picked this book up on a whim and I GREATLY enjoyed it. This is a must-read for my fans of crime fiction. CW: sexual abuse, pedophilia, violence, drug abuse, death/murder I really did not know what to expect from this novel going in. All I knew was that it was half-p...

    *5 solid stars!* "I?m dangerous. You shouldn't underestimate people, I want to call out. I have a knife." SADIE has lost herself and she doesn't want to be found. Not by the few remaining people in her life, not even by life itself. She lets the reader know right away that she ...

    oooh, goodreads choice awards semifinalist for best YA 2018! what will happen? In our last episode, I introduced you to the two girls at the center of this podcast, Mattie Southern and Sadie Hunter. Mattie was murdered, her body left just outside her hometown of Cold Creek, Colorado...

    "Imagine having to live every day knowing the person who killed your sister is breathing the air she can't, filling his lungs with it, tasting its sweetness. Imagine him knowing the steady weight of the earth under his feet while her body is buried six feet below it." Sadie was ever...

    "When Sadie lost Mattie, it drove her to leave her home in Cold Creek, to take on the loneliness and pain of all those miles, just to find her little sister's murderer and make the world right again, even, possibly, at the expense of herself." Sadie was everything I hoped she woul...

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... 19 year old, Sadie and her younger sister, Mattie struggled to get by. Cold Creek is a small town with very few opportunities for employment. Many have to go to a neighboring town for work and school. Mary B...

    Happy Pub Day!!! "I'm going to kill a man. I'm going to steal the light from his eyes. I want to watch it go out. You aren't supposed to answer violence with more violence but sometimes I think violence is the only answer." Reading Sadie was the perfect example of why sometimes, ...

    ?I?m going to kill the man who killed my sister.? Sadie is a stunning, heartbreaking read about a girl dead set on murdering the man who killed her little sister. 19-year-old Sadie only had one thing her life to love, which was her 13-year-old little sister, Mattie. Grow...

    Not fully sure how I'll rate this yet but.. I appreciated the representation. I don't think I've ever read a book with a main character with a stutter. Actually I know I haven't. The podcast concept was original. The story was heartbreaking and I really appreciated how for once the ...

    UPDATE: $2.99 on Kindle US today 12/29/18 That bastard!!!! Sadie..... I'm not writing a proper review. 1. I don't want to 2. There are 5o million reviews on this book & some don't matter in this GR world 3. Maybe I will come back and link some smaller awesome...

    At the time I?m writing this review, it?s been a couple of days since I finished Sadie, and I still haven?t fully processed it. This is one of those stories that seeps into your bones somewhere along the way, and it changes the way you look at the world a little. It is the best m...

    I read this book in the least cool way to read it, and it was still unbelievably cool. I did not deserve coolness, and yet I received it. To anyone who lives under a rock that is impenetrable to news of Cool Things: First, may I suggest you move? Sounds like a terrible place to liv...

    h o l y s h i t ...

    Edit: Had to change my rating to 5 stars. This book has lingered for a while and each time it popped into my head, I think about how impactful it was to read a story like this. Well, I wasn?t expecting for this story to creep up on me the way it did. I think it?s best to go ...

    Sadie?s sister?the light of her life?was taken from her, murdered. Now, Sadie is out for blood. She?s going to find Mattie?s murderer, whatever the cost. She won?t stop at anything until she holds the heart of the bastard who destroyed Sadie?s reason to live in her ha...

    "It's sad when people don't realize their worth." WOW! Reading this book is like being sucker punched by sadness. Sadie has lived a sad life. She is frequently teased for her stutter. She has no idea who her father is. Her Mother is an addict who had a bevy of boyfriends rotating...

    this is not a lighthearted story. if you are wanting a book that ends with a ?happy ever after,? then i suggest you look elsewhere. because you wont find it in these pages, between these words. what you will find is a story about the lengths a girl will go to protect her sister...

    You call it The Girls and you make sure the people who hear it, you make sure they know Sadie loved Mattie with everything she had. You let them know that she loved Mattie so much, that's what she turned her love into. You let them know. A story about a girl who wants to get rev...

    An abandoned, one room schoolhouse sits three miles outside of Cold Creek, taken by fire. The roof is caved in and what's left of the walls are charred. It sits next to an Apple orchard. The body of Maddie Southern was discovered between the burning schoolhouse and the Apple orchard ju...

    An easy 5 stars to Sadie. ? ? ? ? ? Don?t miss her story. I?m sure you?ve seen this book around the blogosphere or Goodreads, and more than likely you?ve noticed the praise showered upon it. All absolutely, positively well-deserved. Please read on and let me intro...

    I am trying to avoid depressing/sad books, but this sounds so interesting. ...

  • Kai
    Feb 08, 2018

    I have read some really great books, but sometimes?when I?m lucky?I stumble upon a book that makes me wish to heap violence on my vocabulary, to wrench away words like ?good? and ?amazing? and reach into the low-lit corners of my mind in order to exhume something more gen...

    And it begins, as so many stories do, with a dead girl. Holy hell, this book hit me hard. I've been reading Summers' books for seven years now and she is both consistently good and continually getting better. I remember thinking that Some Girls Are was one of the most powerful an...

    CW: Pedophilia, sexual abuse, drug abuse, murder This was a raw, emotional, and incredibly dark book. There are zero moments of levity and as someone who reads a lot of contemporary romances, it took a lot out of me to get through it. I am grateful that Courtney Summers did not sens...

    but what happpppppppened????? ...

    To say I?m not much of a YA reader is underplaying reality a bit. To say that I?m extremely choosy, ready to renege at the first sign of any juvenile antics and pretty much dragging my feet through the first few chapters, when I do finally cave, is all too accurate. My point being,...

    I didn't know what to tell her. That I tried not to think about that kind of stuff, because it was painful, because I thought I could ever have it, but when I did end up liking someone, it always made me ache right down to my core. I realized pretty early on that the who didn't reall...

    ?I don?t know why this is the thing I choose to say out loud because it hurts to say it, to feel the truth of those words pass my lips, to have them be real in this world. But she?s dead is the reason I?m still alive. She?s dead is the reason I?m going to kill a man.?...

    4.5 stars! I picked this book up on a whim and I GREATLY enjoyed it. This is a must-read for my fans of crime fiction. CW: sexual abuse, pedophilia, violence, drug abuse, death/murder I really did not know what to expect from this novel going in. All I knew was that it was half-p...

    *5 solid stars!* "I?m dangerous. You shouldn't underestimate people, I want to call out. I have a knife." SADIE has lost herself and she doesn't want to be found. Not by the few remaining people in her life, not even by life itself. She lets the reader know right away that she ...

    oooh, goodreads choice awards semifinalist for best YA 2018! what will happen? In our last episode, I introduced you to the two girls at the center of this podcast, Mattie Southern and Sadie Hunter. Mattie was murdered, her body left just outside her hometown of Cold Creek, Colorado...

    "Imagine having to live every day knowing the person who killed your sister is breathing the air she can't, filling his lungs with it, tasting its sweetness. Imagine him knowing the steady weight of the earth under his feet while her body is buried six feet below it." Sadie was ever...

  • شيماء ✨
    Aug 02, 2018

    I have read some really great books, but sometimes?when I?m lucky?I stumble upon a book that makes me wish to heap violence on my vocabulary, to wrench away words like ?good? and ?amazing? and reach into the low-lit corners of my mind in order to exhume something more gen...

  • Hannah Greendale
    Jan 07, 2019

    I have read some really great books, but sometimes?when I?m lucky?I stumble upon a book that makes me wish to heap violence on my vocabulary, to wrench away words like ?good? and ?amazing? and reach into the low-lit corners of my mind in order to exhume something more gen...

    And it begins, as so many stories do, with a dead girl. Holy hell, this book hit me hard. I've been reading Summers' books for seven years now and she is both consistently good and continually getting better. I remember thinking that Some Girls Are was one of the most powerful an...

    CW: Pedophilia, sexual abuse, drug abuse, murder This was a raw, emotional, and incredibly dark book. There are zero moments of levity and as someone who reads a lot of contemporary romances, it took a lot out of me to get through it. I am grateful that Courtney Summers did not sens...

    but what happpppppppened????? ...

    To say I?m not much of a YA reader is underplaying reality a bit. To say that I?m extremely choosy, ready to renege at the first sign of any juvenile antics and pretty much dragging my feet through the first few chapters, when I do finally cave, is all too accurate. My point being,...

    I didn't know what to tell her. That I tried not to think about that kind of stuff, because it was painful, because I thought I could ever have it, but when I did end up liking someone, it always made me ache right down to my core. I realized pretty early on that the who didn't reall...

    ?I don?t know why this is the thing I choose to say out loud because it hurts to say it, to feel the truth of those words pass my lips, to have them be real in this world. But she?s dead is the reason I?m still alive. She?s dead is the reason I?m going to kill a man.?...

    4.5 stars! I picked this book up on a whim and I GREATLY enjoyed it. This is a must-read for my fans of crime fiction. CW: sexual abuse, pedophilia, violence, drug abuse, death/murder I really did not know what to expect from this novel going in. All I knew was that it was half-p...

    *5 solid stars!* "I?m dangerous. You shouldn't underestimate people, I want to call out. I have a knife." SADIE has lost herself and she doesn't want to be found. Not by the few remaining people in her life, not even by life itself. She lets the reader know right away that she ...

    oooh, goodreads choice awards semifinalist for best YA 2018! what will happen? In our last episode, I introduced you to the two girls at the center of this podcast, Mattie Southern and Sadie Hunter. Mattie was murdered, her body left just outside her hometown of Cold Creek, Colorado...

    "Imagine having to live every day knowing the person who killed your sister is breathing the air she can't, filling his lungs with it, tasting its sweetness. Imagine him knowing the steady weight of the earth under his feet while her body is buried six feet below it." Sadie was ever...

    "When Sadie lost Mattie, it drove her to leave her home in Cold Creek, to take on the loneliness and pain of all those miles, just to find her little sister's murderer and make the world right again, even, possibly, at the expense of herself." Sadie was everything I hoped she woul...

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... 19 year old, Sadie and her younger sister, Mattie struggled to get by. Cold Creek is a small town with very few opportunities for employment. Many have to go to a neighboring town for work and school. Mary B...

    Happy Pub Day!!! "I'm going to kill a man. I'm going to steal the light from his eyes. I want to watch it go out. You aren't supposed to answer violence with more violence but sometimes I think violence is the only answer." Reading Sadie was the perfect example of why sometimes, ...

    ?I?m going to kill the man who killed my sister.? Sadie is a stunning, heartbreaking read about a girl dead set on murdering the man who killed her little sister. 19-year-old Sadie only had one thing her life to love, which was her 13-year-old little sister, Mattie. Grow...

    Not fully sure how I'll rate this yet but.. I appreciated the representation. I don't think I've ever read a book with a main character with a stutter. Actually I know I haven't. The podcast concept was original. The story was heartbreaking and I really appreciated how for once the ...

    UPDATE: $2.99 on Kindle US today 12/29/18 That bastard!!!! Sadie..... I'm not writing a proper review. 1. I don't want to 2. There are 5o million reviews on this book & some don't matter in this GR world 3. Maybe I will come back and link some smaller awesome...

    At the time I?m writing this review, it?s been a couple of days since I finished Sadie, and I still haven?t fully processed it. This is one of those stories that seeps into your bones somewhere along the way, and it changes the way you look at the world a little. It is the best m...

    I read this book in the least cool way to read it, and it was still unbelievably cool. I did not deserve coolness, and yet I received it. To anyone who lives under a rock that is impenetrable to news of Cool Things: First, may I suggest you move? Sounds like a terrible place to liv...

    h o l y s h i t ...

    Edit: Had to change my rating to 5 stars. This book has lingered for a while and each time it popped into my head, I think about how impactful it was to read a story like this. Well, I wasn?t expecting for this story to creep up on me the way it did. I think it?s best to go ...

    Sadie?s sister?the light of her life?was taken from her, murdered. Now, Sadie is out for blood. She?s going to find Mattie?s murderer, whatever the cost. She won?t stop at anything until she holds the heart of the bastard who destroyed Sadie?s reason to live in her ha...

    "It's sad when people don't realize their worth." WOW! Reading this book is like being sucker punched by sadness. Sadie has lived a sad life. She is frequently teased for her stutter. She has no idea who her father is. Her Mother is an addict who had a bevy of boyfriends rotating...

    this is not a lighthearted story. if you are wanting a book that ends with a ?happy ever after,? then i suggest you look elsewhere. because you wont find it in these pages, between these words. what you will find is a story about the lengths a girl will go to protect her sister...

    You call it The Girls and you make sure the people who hear it, you make sure they know Sadie loved Mattie with everything she had. You let them know that she loved Mattie so much, that's what she turned her love into. You let them know. A story about a girl who wants to get rev...

    An abandoned, one room schoolhouse sits three miles outside of Cold Creek, taken by fire. The roof is caved in and what's left of the walls are charred. It sits next to an Apple orchard. The body of Maddie Southern was discovered between the burning schoolhouse and the Apple orchard ju...

    An easy 5 stars to Sadie. ? ? ? ? ? Don?t miss her story. I?m sure you?ve seen this book around the blogosphere or Goodreads, and more than likely you?ve noticed the praise showered upon it. All absolutely, positively well-deserved. Please read on and let me intro...

    I am trying to avoid depressing/sad books, but this sounds so interesting. ...

    The word riveting doesn't even begin to describe this masterwork by Courtney Summers. The opening pages are unassuming, but Summers soon hooks her audience with a death grip and doesn't let go. The magnetism of Sadie is not limited to the depth and despair of its subject matter (wh...

  • Chelsea Humphrey
    May 18, 2018

    I have read some really great books, but sometimes?when I?m lucky?I stumble upon a book that makes me wish to heap violence on my vocabulary, to wrench away words like ?good? and ?amazing? and reach into the low-lit corners of my mind in order to exhume something more gen...

    And it begins, as so many stories do, with a dead girl. Holy hell, this book hit me hard. I've been reading Summers' books for seven years now and she is both consistently good and continually getting better. I remember thinking that Some Girls Are was one of the most powerful an...

    CW: Pedophilia, sexual abuse, drug abuse, murder This was a raw, emotional, and incredibly dark book. There are zero moments of levity and as someone who reads a lot of contemporary romances, it took a lot out of me to get through it. I am grateful that Courtney Summers did not sens...

    but what happpppppppened????? ...

    To say I?m not much of a YA reader is underplaying reality a bit. To say that I?m extremely choosy, ready to renege at the first sign of any juvenile antics and pretty much dragging my feet through the first few chapters, when I do finally cave, is all too accurate. My point being,...

    I didn't know what to tell her. That I tried not to think about that kind of stuff, because it was painful, because I thought I could ever have it, but when I did end up liking someone, it always made me ache right down to my core. I realized pretty early on that the who didn't reall...

    ?I don?t know why this is the thing I choose to say out loud because it hurts to say it, to feel the truth of those words pass my lips, to have them be real in this world. But she?s dead is the reason I?m still alive. She?s dead is the reason I?m going to kill a man.?...

    4.5 stars! I picked this book up on a whim and I GREATLY enjoyed it. This is a must-read for my fans of crime fiction. CW: sexual abuse, pedophilia, violence, drug abuse, death/murder I really did not know what to expect from this novel going in. All I knew was that it was half-p...

    *5 solid stars!* "I?m dangerous. You shouldn't underestimate people, I want to call out. I have a knife." SADIE has lost herself and she doesn't want to be found. Not by the few remaining people in her life, not even by life itself. She lets the reader know right away that she ...

    oooh, goodreads choice awards semifinalist for best YA 2018! what will happen? In our last episode, I introduced you to the two girls at the center of this podcast, Mattie Southern and Sadie Hunter. Mattie was murdered, her body left just outside her hometown of Cold Creek, Colorado...

    "Imagine having to live every day knowing the person who killed your sister is breathing the air she can't, filling his lungs with it, tasting its sweetness. Imagine him knowing the steady weight of the earth under his feet while her body is buried six feet below it." Sadie was ever...

    "When Sadie lost Mattie, it drove her to leave her home in Cold Creek, to take on the loneliness and pain of all those miles, just to find her little sister's murderer and make the world right again, even, possibly, at the expense of herself." Sadie was everything I hoped she woul...

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... 19 year old, Sadie and her younger sister, Mattie struggled to get by. Cold Creek is a small town with very few opportunities for employment. Many have to go to a neighboring town for work and school. Mary B...

    Happy Pub Day!!! "I'm going to kill a man. I'm going to steal the light from his eyes. I want to watch it go out. You aren't supposed to answer violence with more violence but sometimes I think violence is the only answer." Reading Sadie was the perfect example of why sometimes, ...

  • Elena
    Nov 25, 2018

    I have read some really great books, but sometimes?when I?m lucky?I stumble upon a book that makes me wish to heap violence on my vocabulary, to wrench away words like ?good? and ?amazing? and reach into the low-lit corners of my mind in order to exhume something more gen...

    And it begins, as so many stories do, with a dead girl. Holy hell, this book hit me hard. I've been reading Summers' books for seven years now and she is both consistently good and continually getting better. I remember thinking that Some Girls Are was one of the most powerful an...

    CW: Pedophilia, sexual abuse, drug abuse, murder This was a raw, emotional, and incredibly dark book. There are zero moments of levity and as someone who reads a lot of contemporary romances, it took a lot out of me to get through it. I am grateful that Courtney Summers did not sens...

    but what happpppppppened????? ...

    To say I?m not much of a YA reader is underplaying reality a bit. To say that I?m extremely choosy, ready to renege at the first sign of any juvenile antics and pretty much dragging my feet through the first few chapters, when I do finally cave, is all too accurate. My point being,...

    I didn't know what to tell her. That I tried not to think about that kind of stuff, because it was painful, because I thought I could ever have it, but when I did end up liking someone, it always made me ache right down to my core. I realized pretty early on that the who didn't reall...

    ?I don?t know why this is the thing I choose to say out loud because it hurts to say it, to feel the truth of those words pass my lips, to have them be real in this world. But she?s dead is the reason I?m still alive. She?s dead is the reason I?m going to kill a man.?...

    4.5 stars! I picked this book up on a whim and I GREATLY enjoyed it. This is a must-read for my fans of crime fiction. CW: sexual abuse, pedophilia, violence, drug abuse, death/murder I really did not know what to expect from this novel going in. All I knew was that it was half-p...

    *5 solid stars!* "I?m dangerous. You shouldn't underestimate people, I want to call out. I have a knife." SADIE has lost herself and she doesn't want to be found. Not by the few remaining people in her life, not even by life itself. She lets the reader know right away that she ...

    oooh, goodreads choice awards semifinalist for best YA 2018! what will happen? In our last episode, I introduced you to the two girls at the center of this podcast, Mattie Southern and Sadie Hunter. Mattie was murdered, her body left just outside her hometown of Cold Creek, Colorado...

    "Imagine having to live every day knowing the person who killed your sister is breathing the air she can't, filling his lungs with it, tasting its sweetness. Imagine him knowing the steady weight of the earth under his feet while her body is buried six feet below it." Sadie was ever...

    "When Sadie lost Mattie, it drove her to leave her home in Cold Creek, to take on the loneliness and pain of all those miles, just to find her little sister's murderer and make the world right again, even, possibly, at the expense of herself." Sadie was everything I hoped she woul...

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... 19 year old, Sadie and her younger sister, Mattie struggled to get by. Cold Creek is a small town with very few opportunities for employment. Many have to go to a neighboring town for work and school. Mary B...

    Happy Pub Day!!! "I'm going to kill a man. I'm going to steal the light from his eyes. I want to watch it go out. You aren't supposed to answer violence with more violence but sometimes I think violence is the only answer." Reading Sadie was the perfect example of why sometimes, ...

    ?I?m going to kill the man who killed my sister.? Sadie is a stunning, heartbreaking read about a girl dead set on murdering the man who killed her little sister. 19-year-old Sadie only had one thing her life to love, which was her 13-year-old little sister, Mattie. Grow...

    Not fully sure how I'll rate this yet but.. I appreciated the representation. I don't think I've ever read a book with a main character with a stutter. Actually I know I haven't. The podcast concept was original. The story was heartbreaking and I really appreciated how for once the ...

    UPDATE: $2.99 on Kindle US today 12/29/18 That bastard!!!! Sadie..... I'm not writing a proper review. 1. I don't want to 2. There are 5o million reviews on this book & some don't matter in this GR world 3. Maybe I will come back and link some smaller awesome...

    At the time I?m writing this review, it?s been a couple of days since I finished Sadie, and I still haven?t fully processed it. This is one of those stories that seeps into your bones somewhere along the way, and it changes the way you look at the world a little. It is the best m...

    I read this book in the least cool way to read it, and it was still unbelievably cool. I did not deserve coolness, and yet I received it. To anyone who lives under a rock that is impenetrable to news of Cool Things: First, may I suggest you move? Sounds like a terrible place to liv...

    h o l y s h i t ...

    Edit: Had to change my rating to 5 stars. This book has lingered for a while and each time it popped into my head, I think about how impactful it was to read a story like this. Well, I wasn?t expecting for this story to creep up on me the way it did. I think it?s best to go ...

    Sadie?s sister?the light of her life?was taken from her, murdered. Now, Sadie is out for blood. She?s going to find Mattie?s murderer, whatever the cost. She won?t stop at anything until she holds the heart of the bastard who destroyed Sadie?s reason to live in her ha...

    "It's sad when people don't realize their worth." WOW! Reading this book is like being sucker punched by sadness. Sadie has lived a sad life. She is frequently teased for her stutter. She has no idea who her father is. Her Mother is an addict who had a bevy of boyfriends rotating...

    this is not a lighthearted story. if you are wanting a book that ends with a ?happy ever after,? then i suggest you look elsewhere. because you wont find it in these pages, between these words. what you will find is a story about the lengths a girl will go to protect her sister...

    You call it The Girls and you make sure the people who hear it, you make sure they know Sadie loved Mattie with everything she had. You let them know that she loved Mattie so much, that's what she turned her love into. You let them know. A story about a girl who wants to get rev...

  • Elise (TheBookishActress)
    Jul 20, 2018

    I have read some really great books, but sometimes?when I?m lucky?I stumble upon a book that makes me wish to heap violence on my vocabulary, to wrench away words like ?good? and ?amazing? and reach into the low-lit corners of my mind in order to exhume something more gen...

    And it begins, as so many stories do, with a dead girl. Holy hell, this book hit me hard. I've been reading Summers' books for seven years now and she is both consistently good and continually getting better. I remember thinking that Some Girls Are was one of the most powerful an...

    CW: Pedophilia, sexual abuse, drug abuse, murder This was a raw, emotional, and incredibly dark book. There are zero moments of levity and as someone who reads a lot of contemporary romances, it took a lot out of me to get through it. I am grateful that Courtney Summers did not sens...

    but what happpppppppened????? ...

    To say I?m not much of a YA reader is underplaying reality a bit. To say that I?m extremely choosy, ready to renege at the first sign of any juvenile antics and pretty much dragging my feet through the first few chapters, when I do finally cave, is all too accurate. My point being,...

    I didn't know what to tell her. That I tried not to think about that kind of stuff, because it was painful, because I thought I could ever have it, but when I did end up liking someone, it always made me ache right down to my core. I realized pretty early on that the who didn't reall...

  • Emily (Books with Emily Fox)
    Jan 23, 2019

    I have read some really great books, but sometimes?when I?m lucky?I stumble upon a book that makes me wish to heap violence on my vocabulary, to wrench away words like ?good? and ?amazing? and reach into the low-lit corners of my mind in order to exhume something more gen...

    And it begins, as so many stories do, with a dead girl. Holy hell, this book hit me hard. I've been reading Summers' books for seven years now and she is both consistently good and continually getting better. I remember thinking that Some Girls Are was one of the most powerful an...

    CW: Pedophilia, sexual abuse, drug abuse, murder This was a raw, emotional, and incredibly dark book. There are zero moments of levity and as someone who reads a lot of contemporary romances, it took a lot out of me to get through it. I am grateful that Courtney Summers did not sens...

    but what happpppppppened????? ...

    To say I?m not much of a YA reader is underplaying reality a bit. To say that I?m extremely choosy, ready to renege at the first sign of any juvenile antics and pretty much dragging my feet through the first few chapters, when I do finally cave, is all too accurate. My point being,...

    I didn't know what to tell her. That I tried not to think about that kind of stuff, because it was painful, because I thought I could ever have it, but when I did end up liking someone, it always made me ache right down to my core. I realized pretty early on that the who didn't reall...

    ?I don?t know why this is the thing I choose to say out loud because it hurts to say it, to feel the truth of those words pass my lips, to have them be real in this world. But she?s dead is the reason I?m still alive. She?s dead is the reason I?m going to kill a man.?...

    4.5 stars! I picked this book up on a whim and I GREATLY enjoyed it. This is a must-read for my fans of crime fiction. CW: sexual abuse, pedophilia, violence, drug abuse, death/murder I really did not know what to expect from this novel going in. All I knew was that it was half-p...

    *5 solid stars!* "I?m dangerous. You shouldn't underestimate people, I want to call out. I have a knife." SADIE has lost herself and she doesn't want to be found. Not by the few remaining people in her life, not even by life itself. She lets the reader know right away that she ...

    oooh, goodreads choice awards semifinalist for best YA 2018! what will happen? In our last episode, I introduced you to the two girls at the center of this podcast, Mattie Southern and Sadie Hunter. Mattie was murdered, her body left just outside her hometown of Cold Creek, Colorado...

    "Imagine having to live every day knowing the person who killed your sister is breathing the air she can't, filling his lungs with it, tasting its sweetness. Imagine him knowing the steady weight of the earth under his feet while her body is buried six feet below it." Sadie was ever...

    "When Sadie lost Mattie, it drove her to leave her home in Cold Creek, to take on the loneliness and pain of all those miles, just to find her little sister's murderer and make the world right again, even, possibly, at the expense of herself." Sadie was everything I hoped she woul...

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... 19 year old, Sadie and her younger sister, Mattie struggled to get by. Cold Creek is a small town with very few opportunities for employment. Many have to go to a neighboring town for work and school. Mary B...

    Happy Pub Day!!! "I'm going to kill a man. I'm going to steal the light from his eyes. I want to watch it go out. You aren't supposed to answer violence with more violence but sometimes I think violence is the only answer." Reading Sadie was the perfect example of why sometimes, ...

    ?I?m going to kill the man who killed my sister.? Sadie is a stunning, heartbreaking read about a girl dead set on murdering the man who killed her little sister. 19-year-old Sadie only had one thing her life to love, which was her 13-year-old little sister, Mattie. Grow...

    Not fully sure how I'll rate this yet but.. I appreciated the representation. I don't think I've ever read a book with a main character with a stutter. Actually I know I haven't. The podcast concept was original. The story was heartbreaking and I really appreciated how for once the ...