Sadie by [Summers, Courtney]


By Emily Barr

Sadie hasn’t had an easy life. Growing up on her own, she’s been raising her sister Mattie in an isolated small town, trying her best to provide a normal life and keep their heads above water.

But when Mattie is found dead, Sadie’s entire world crumbles. After a somewhat botched police investigation, Sadie is determined to bring her sister’s killer to justice and hits the road following a few meager clues to find him.

Blog Discussion: May Beth Foster was a stable, supportive figure in Sadie’s life. In your opinion why didn’t Sadie turn to May Beth for help? Why did Sadie keep so many secrets from the one person who could have done something to change Mattie and Sadie’s situation?

Don’t Forget: In the box for Name, type in your first name, last initial, English teacher’s name, period you have English, and your school (all in a row with no spaces or punctuation). It will look like this: HarryPDumbledore6Hogwarts

If you liked Sadie try reading:

  • We Were Liars by E Lockhart
  • The Miles Between by Mary Pearson


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Rating: 8.4/10 (8 votes cast)

2 thoughts on “Sadie

  1. This book is about a kid named Sadie who’s sister was killed. Sadie did not like her mother and the person who runs the neighborhood that she lives in usually takes care of her. It then talks about how Sadie ran away to find the person who killed her sister. She told nobody of where she was going so a reporter set it upon herself to find her for her family. This story is a mystery story to track down Sadie as well as her sister’s killer. This is a very enjoyable book to read and it gets interesting at the end of the story. Also, Sadie’s mother had a lot of boyfriends and her mom also had a troubled childhood. I would rate this book seven stars.

  2. I believe that despite having May Beth Foster, Sadie felt alone. She basically raised her sister Mattie. A lot of times when you are raised practically on your own, you become independent and you feel that you don’t need anyone. She also could have not really understood the type of support because May Beth wasn’t there real mother. She was merely the woman who took care of them. The fact that Sadie took the position of mother to Mattie, maybe she felt that she had to show she was in charge by not relying on anyone. Another fact that contributes to the reason why Sadie probably didn’t open up to May Beth and kept so many secrets is because she didn’t feel confident or didn’t want to show sentiments with May Beth. Sadies stuttering made it harder to communicate with the world causing her to shut herself out. Mattie and hers relationship was so strong that Mattie at one point in the story said that she wanted to talk like Sadie. Sadie herself tells Mattie you don’t want to talk like me.

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