Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for sending me an ARC in exchange for an honest review!
Rating: 3/5 stars.
Sadie’s younger sister, Mattie, is dead. Mattie was Sadie’s world. Since the police investigation leads nowhere, Sadie takes off to find justice for her sister. West MacCray, a radio personality, overhears her story and under his boss’s command, tries to find Sadie and tell the whole story.
I really wanted to like this story. I really did. Unfortunately, it didn’t work out. The story alternates between Sadie’s perspective and West’s podcast. In case you didn’t know, there is a podcast being made! It’s called ‘The Girls’ and the first episode released on August 1st.
I listened to the podcast, and it’s not bad at all. It wasn’t what I was expecting, and since I didn’t enjoy the book the podcast didn’t really change my opinion.
The first two-thirds of this story was a terrible reading experience for me. I didn’t like Sadie’s voice. I felt that she didn’t talk like a nineteen-year-old. She seemed immature for her age. The unique part was that she had a stutter, which I haven’t read too much of in YA.
I also felt that Sadie had a toxic relationship with her sister. Her whole existence was kind of hinged on Mattie.
The last third of the story was much better. Things that had slowly been building up to were finally happening. I couldn’t stop reading because I wanted to know what would happen in the end.
Overall, the story was okay. I’m sure other people will enjoy it, but it wasn’t for me.
Add it to your Goodreads TBR: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34810320-sadie
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