Sadie hasn't had an easy life. Growing up on her own, she's been raising her sister Mattie in an isolated small town, trying her best to provide a normal life and keep their heads above water. But when Mattie is found dead, Sadie's entire world crumbles. After a somewhat botched police investigation, Sadie is determined to bring her sister's killer to justice and hits the road following a few meager clues to find him. When West McCray - a radio personality working on a segment about small, forgotten towns in America - overhears Sadie's story at a local gas station, he becomes obsessed with finding the missing girl. He starts his own podcast as he tracks Sadie's journey, trying to figure out what happened, hoping to find her before it's too late.
Family Relationships; Disability and Health; Kinship care; Family violence; Poverty; Neurological disorder; Addiction; sister raising sister; domestic abuse; impoverished child; stutter; drug addiction; substance abuse
Cybils Awards, 2018, Winner, Young Adult Fiction
Goodreads Choice Award, 2018, Nominee, Young Adult Fiction
Odyssey Award, 2019, Winner, Children (13-18)
25 Best Young Adult Books, 2018
Amazon Editors' Picks: Best Books of the Year, 2018 Young Adult
Best Children and YA Books, 2018 Young Adults
YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults, 2019 Young Adult Fiction
murder; sexual assault; missing person; podcast; sisters; small town; roadtrip; revenge
Summers, Courtney, "Sadie" (2018). Diverse Families. 1709.