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
GenreContemporary, Young Adult

Reviews I Stop Somewhere

  • 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.
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. Full review to follow. *ARC provided in exchange for an honest 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.
  • Stephanie Elliot
    TE Carter's debut book took the breath from me with her beautiful sad and tragic yet ultimately hopeful story. It was very reminiscent of The Lovely Bones, but I liked I STOP SOMEWHERE so much better -- it was realistic, heartbreaking, and the writing is captivating. One to remember for sure, and I can't wait to see what Carter comes up with next!
  • Heather Ezell
    I STOP SOMEWHERE is a powerhouse of a novel that gutted me. Raw and burning, poetic and introspective, at times hard to swallow while also compulsively readable, Ellie's story will stay with me always. This book will change tides.
  • Kirsty
    Not for me. I should have learned after reading lovely bones and 13 reasons why that I hate books narrated by a dead person.
  • Lindsay
    Ellie dies after a brutal assault and now she’s a ghost, stuck in the house where she died and having to watch other girls get attacked again and again. Each chapter alternated between the past and present, starting off with Ellie’s background as she grew up. Her and her father reside in an almost ghost town located in New York. Her mother deserted them right after Ellie was born and her father makes minimal wage and works double and triple s...
  • 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 ...
  • Joyce
    4.5 Stars**I'd like to thank Raincoast Books & the publishers for my ARC in exchange for my honest review**This book was soo not what I was expecting, but in a good way. I typically like to read everyone's review before deciding whether I want to pursue a book, but I decided to go in blind this time.If you enjoyed The Lovely Bones, I think you will enjoy this one as well.To view all of my reviews, you can visit my blog: www.buttoneyedreader.wordp...
  • Jessica *The Lovely Books*
    ”You can break a girl. You can destroy several parts of her, but a girl is made up of so many things.”One of the most heartbreaking and beautiful books I’ve read this year.
  • Contrariwise
    Heartbreaking and powerful. This is sort of like Thornton Wilder's Our Town updated for modern small town America and the realities too many girls face. Very impressed with this debut novel.
  • Kai (Quartzfeather)
    This book wrecked me.....
  • Tara Weiss
    Ohdeargosh. I'm about to say I didn't love a book to which everyone else who has, thus far, given a 5-star rating. The subject matter of rape and the culture of girls needing to be told they are pretty to see their value is a necessary discussion, but I got to the point of 29% on my Kindle and I was done. Message received. You want to talk about invisible kids, the ones who fall through the cracks are susceptible to those who prey upon them . . ....
  • Teresa
    I randomly stumbled across this gem of a story and I have to say I am so happy I read this book. At the end of this story I had cried, raged, cried some more and then it was over and I was just absorbing all the feels that I had while reading it. Ellie is the girl that wants to fit in, so badly she will do just about anything to not be an outcast...who could blame her after spending years getting bullied? So when a popular, older boy takes notice...
  • Alicia Owen
    As others have stated, this novel was insanely hard to put down! I have two young children and still managed to finish it in 3 nights, if that tells you anything. I would like to blame it on pregnancy hormones, but I'm sure they had nothing to do with the fact that I teared up more than once and completely bawled my eyes out at one point. I'm sure I am not the only one either. I Stop Somewhere takes a hard, realistic look at rape culture in our s...
  • Autumn
    Received an advanced copied from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. It's hard to write a review for a book like this. I hated it. I hated it because it's so true. This book is beautifully and powerfully written. Ellie disappeared long before she disappeared. While they looked for her and went through the motions, she really wasn't someone they needed to find. Not a popular girl in the school, Ellie blended in and was easily overlooked. U...
  • Dana Mele
    This is not an easy book to read and it isn't one to miss. It's a story about a brutal attack in a decaying town. The narrator wields the truth of what happened to her, and to others, with a frankness that is at once mesmerizing and frightening, not because she dares to not look away from what is happening, or to describe it, but because her world is our world. The author manages to weave moments of hope throughout the book, a tribute to the beau...
  • Poppy Jennings
    This book is devastating and beautiful and poetic and heartbreaking and infuriating and distressing all at the same time. It is gripping but so upsetting, I was feeling a whirlwind of emotions while reading Ellie’s story. Everyone needs to read this book. It will break your heart in so many ways and make you feel uncomfortable, but it will also keep you hooked and holding onto every page you read. It is raw, unapologetic truth.
  • Melissa Schneider
    As Ellie Frias starts her freshman year at a new school, she just wants to blend in. She's had enough of being picked on and pointed out; she just wants to disappear and go on with her life. But when Caleb, a popular "mean-guy" takes notice of her, Ellie realizes that she does want to be seen. The question is, at what cost? Carter's story of sexual abuse and misogyny is heartwrenching. It simply rings too true to life for many young girls today.
  • Lisa
    A haunting novel with a strong storyline and a powerful message. I felt compelled to continue reading it, even when the story became too hard to take. The book reminded me of Alice Seabold's The Lovely Bones, so if you liked that book, you'll probably enjoy this. (I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway.)