“Girls go missing all the time.”– Courtney Summers
YOU GUYS. This book fucked me up in the best and worst ways possible. I don’t even know if I have the words to properly describe how much this book affected me. Even though I had a good idea about what the story was about and what topics it covered, I was still blindsided by the amount of emotion I felt while reading this. Nothing prepared me for the blubbering mess I was after this book.
The format of Sadie is it’s best selling point. Half is told in podcast/radio show format telling the story of a missing girl, and the other half is in the missing girl’s (Sadie’s) point of view. If you can get a copy of the audiobook from somewhere I HIGHLY recommend listening to it. I listened to most of the book while reading along with the physical copy and let me just say: the experience was EVERYTHING. The audio is a full cast, and the radio show perspective includes music and it just really set the tone so so well.
I didn’t want to put this book down for a second. It covers some hard topics, so be sure to check the bottom of the post for trigger warnings. If you like thrillers/suspenseful stories, pick this book up. If you like books told in different/unique formats, pick this book up. If you like YA that isn’t afraid to shed light on difficult topics unflinchingly, pick this book up.
I can’t review this book in any subjective capacity because of the emotional impact it had on me. If this book sounds interesting to you in any way, please please please give it a try. You won’t regret it. This is a new all-time favorite for me.
Trigger Warning: sexual abuse and pedophilia