I Stop Somewhere by T.E. Carter

I Stop Somewhere

Ellie Frias disappeared long before she vanished.Tormented throughout middle school, Ellie begins her freshman year with a new look: she doesn't need to be popular; she just needs to blend in with the wallpaper.But when the unthinkable happens, Ellie finds herself trapped after a brutal assault. She wasn't the first victim, and now she watches it happen again and again. She tries to hold on to her happier memories in order to get past the cold da...

Details I Stop Somewhere

TitleI Stop Somewhere
Release DateFeb 27th, 2018
PublisherFeiwel & Friends/Macmillan
GenreYoung Adult, Contemporary, Fiction, Realistic Fiction

Reviews I Stop Somewhere

  • Emily May
    The thing about my diary is that I lied in it. I obscured the truth. I never told even the empty space around me the whole story. I was afraid someone would find it, read it, know me. I wanted them to know a different girl. A better one. Fellow book lovers— please can we not let this extremely powerful and raw YA book slip by unnoticed?I'm sitting here with goosebumps along my arms from the experience of reading this book. It's been so long sin...
  • Elise (TheBookishActress)
    The first 38% of this book is torture porn.This is my literal top pet peeve in literature, and I'm finding this really difficult to read and uncomfortable. Not in a not-good way. Little to no character development, mostly just meditation on the character's former life and there is actually no plot. I don't think I can remember the last time I read something with so little plot 38% in. There is nothing keeping me here except voyeurism, and my gues...
  • Chloe Yeung
    I received an ARC of this book from The Fantastic Flying Book Club in exchange for an honest review. I thought I knew what is was like to be invisible. I thought I could disappear, but now, I fight to touch anything real and I vanish.First off, the cover is gorgeous. It's probably the reason why I requested to be part of this blog tour When I started reading this, I had no idea what was going on. It was kind of weird, and (view spoiler)[I thought...
  • alice (arctic books)
    Absolutely riveting and heartbreaking. Trigger warnings for rape, sexual assault, murder, violence. Full review to come.
  • Paige
    This is literally one of the best books I've ever read in my entire life. I'm literally sitting here sobbing and trying to pull my thoughts together. This is an exquisite masterpiece.
  • Nina (JustAddAWord)
    This is heartrending and haunting. There’s just no other way to describe it. No, it wasn’t a fun or enjoyable book to read, by any means, but I’d read it again and again. I hope everyone gets the chance to pick this one up, because (and I don’t get to say this very often) everyone should read this book. I STOP SOMEWHERE details Ellie’s before-and-after of being sexually assaulted and brutally murdered by her “boyfriend”. It’s the ...
  • Christian
    Trigger warnings for r*pe, sexual assault and murder"She's so pretty. Of Course she is. They're all pretty. I suppose it should be flattering, to be one of them. It means I'm pretty, too. That was all I thought I wanted. To be part of something. To be Special.I don't feel pretty. I don't feel Special, either. I don't feel much."Let me be perfectly clear - this is not a happy, feel-good book. By any means. It's incredibly sad, heartbreaking and da...
  • Sam Kozbial
    Rating: 4.5 StarsOh my feels! My emotions are on overload right now. This was so heartbreaking, and one of the biggest reasons why, is because things like this really happen. A really powerful story, that was beautifully told. I thought I had prepared myself for this book. Violence is always tough for me, but this one gutted me, while simultaneously touching my heart. The focus of this book was definitely assault and rape culture, but there were ...
  • Rachel Solomon
    Harrowing. I knew this book would break my heart - but I wasn't prepared for it to shred it. TE Carter's writing pulls no punches; it's unapologetic and gorgeous and raw. Ellie is such a painfully relatable protagonist. We all know an Ellie, and I'm sure many of us have been an Ellie at some point in our lives. I STOP SOMEWHERE should be required reading for high school students.
  • Faith (BookSelf ~ You Are What You Read)
    I received this eARC uncorrected galley from Feiwel & Friends on NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of this book in any way.A warning before I begin. This book focuses on very heavy topics that may be triggers for some readers. If you have suffered sexual assault or other abuse, I would be wary about reading this, as there are graphic scenes. The Writing From the very first page of this book, I was complet...
  • Kristyn - Reading to Unwind
    This book contains the topic of rape culture, it might be a trigger for people.This book is about Ellie who disappeared after being captured and assaulted. Ellie tells us the story of what is happening and how she got there in her own words. At first when I was reading I didn’t love the back and forth between past and present I was completely confused on where Ellie was, but as the book goes on I found it to be the perfect start for this book. ...
  • Amelia Oswald
    A book that can make my eyes hurt because of crying deserves a 5 stars. ------------------------------------------------------- I just want to be a girl. All the parts of me that made me real. Maybe a lot of things make a girl, but I think being alive is the ơn I miss most Trigger warning: RapeThere isn’t a lot of YA that target this subject from the victim point of view so I think the author really brave to use this issue to write a nove...
  • Amy's Book Reviews
    Can you disappear if you’re already invisible? Blending in feels better than being bullied to freshman Ellie Frias. But when Caleb, a boy from the right side of the tracks notices her, Ellie isn’t sure the wants to be part of the background anymore. But being a rich kids from a prominent family doesn’t make Caleb one of the good guys. And sometimes being invisible is better than being nonexistent.I STOP SOMEWHERE is one of **those** books t...
  • Erin
    Oh man...THIS BOOK!!!It does so many things startlingly well -- so well that the author makes them look easy. As a writer, I can assure you they are not. I'm not going to list all of them here because this review would turn into a tome of praise, but I want to talk about at least a few.First (and this is going to be the thing many reviewers focus on), this book captures the devastating effects of rape culture and the insidious hold it can have ov...
  • Hayley Chewins
    Reading this book wrecked me -- and I mean that in the best possible way. It is an unflinching examination of rape culture, a poetic portrait of an invisible girl, and an unputdownable mystery. Don't miss it.
  • Gwen Cole
    This book is amazing, heartbreaking, beautiful, and one nobody should miss reading.
  • Christy
    This book was meant to make you uncomfortable, as we all should be when exploring and challenging rape culture. I Stop Somewhere has many tough to digest scenes and won’t leave you with a HEA, because this is real life. If you loved The Female of the Species or Moxie, I Stop Somewhere could be the book for you.
  • Brenda Rufener
    A lyrical, stirring story surrounding rape culture in a dying town. This book is impossible to put down. I read I STOP SOMEWHERE in one sitting and was filled with so many emotions–anger, rage, and sadness. The story is written with much empathy and I look forward to reading more by this author.
  • Kassie
    TRIGGER WARNINGS for rape, sexual assault, abuseI received a copy of this book from netgalley in exchange for an honest review.I can't put into words the sadness or anger I had while reading this book. I highly recommend reading the authors note after reading.This entire book is a conversation about rape and in my opinion, how.our court system treats the act and the victims - .and the so-called blame in being one.Rough to read because it makes yo...
  • Lauren
    This isn't a story of great romance or true love. It's simply a story of being lonely and how comforting it is to be called beautiful. - Loc 661, eARCI Stop Somewhere isn't an easy read. It's not light nor fluffy. It won't make you laugh and swoon.It's heartbreakingIt's gut-punching It will make you question everything you know about growing up as well as the morals and ideals that are installed in us since birth. It will make you remember the da...
  • Kendall Berdinsky
    read for work, so proud to be working with a team publishing such an important story. at times it was difficult to read, emotionally, but it doesn't take away from the fact that this book is incredible and needs to be read.
  • Marisa
    This book is like The Lovely Bones meets 13 Reasons Why. More than midway through the book I said to a coworker just starting to read it “this book will wreck you.” I don’t mean that in a bad way, I mean that because TE Carter’s fictional story is too real and too relevant to what is going on today. Ellie is a high school girl who has always tried to disappear and not stand out, hoping to get bullied less. But when she starts high school ...
  • Misty
    I'll be discussing this book (rather than reviewing it; it merits discussion) soon, but I need to compose my thoughts first. Until then, this is not an unreserved 5 stars, as there were certainly some mechanical things that I had issues with, but it's very powerful and raw and unrelenting, and it deserves 5 stars purely for how much it made me feel.
  • Ryley (Ryley Reads)
    Apparently, I've been inadvertently been picking up the heavy hitting contemporary novels these days! But I don't really mind because they've been phenomenal, and this book is no exception!Thanks so much to Raincoast Books for sending me an ARC of this book, as always, all opinions are my own.**I also just want to mention trigger warnings for sexual assault, abuse, and rape in the book, and possibly within this review. I'll try not to go into spe...
  • Nichole
    I can not tell you the last time I read a book that shattered me the same way I Stop Somewhere did - still does. I am gutted. Absolutely, gutted. Even a week after closing this book with tears streaming down my cheeks, I am still reeling from the emotional roller coaster that this book was.Please allow me to clarify;  I Stop Somewhere is beautifully and carefully written. Even though my heart ached again and again for Ellie and for her father, I...
  • Crescent Moon
    A strong finish for a strong story. I'm going to have to let things marinate a little bit before I leave a review.
  • Tina Panik
    This honest and intense look at rape culture excels on every emotional level. Carter has a masterful understanding of a woman’s psyche that expressively flows on the page. You’ll be a mess at end of story—and I mean that in the best possible way, as a compliment.Fans of Lovely Bones (Sebold) and Beartown (Bachman) will love this book. This was an ARC.