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...
  • Lola
    Whether you read dark stories such as this one, or not, it cannot be denied that they are necessary.They are necessary because one cannot live their life pretending bad things do not happen, and these books are here to remind us that we have to recognize other people are not as safe as we may be. And we have to remember to be careful.But most of important of all, these books teach us that it is important to show empathy and stop blaming the victi...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Manju
    "I didn't deserve this. Even the most confused and lost girl, even the most screwed up of us all, don't deserve this. Death isn't the consequence for making a mistake, it's the punishment we force on girls because they couldn't be good. Only girls have to die for wanting." It's been more than a week since I read this book. I would have left this space empty but this story needs, scratch that, it demands a review.So this is the story of Ellie. Ell...
  • Lily ☁️ {semi hiatus}
    I Stop Somewhere hits hard. It’s not pretty—it has no interest in embellishing ugly truths—it’s not beautifully heartbreaking, and it doesn’t (view spoiler)[have a happy ending (hide spoiler)]. “The things we wish for don’t happen. This is how things really go.” I’d told myself to stay away from books that deal with the subject matter of rape after All the Rage, What We Saw, You Against Me, and The Female of the Species (all ext...
  • Rana⚡
    *i want to clarify that this book focuses on Rape and its not just a minor topic*"No matter how bad we are, no matter the mistakes we make, we exist because we make them. We exist because we screw up and we’re wrong and we’re broken, but those are all the things that make us real. Those are all the things we are"Can someone please tell me why when a new book is published and it's talking about a few teenagers finding out that they have powers...
  • Chloe
    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...
  • Emir Ibañez
    Esta historia está narrada por el "fantasma" de Ellie, una adolescente de quince años que fue violada y asesinada por su novio y el hermano de éste. Mientras la policía la está buscando, su fantasma nos va contando cómo sigue siendo testigo de los abusos que siguen perpetuando estos chicos y también nos va contando los hechos previos a su asesinato. Es una historia que te deja destrozado, que no es agradable de leer, que te hace llorar má...
  • 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.
  • 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. ...
  • Nina-Tala (JustAddAWord) Shannak
    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 ...
  • Faith
    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...
  • Samantha (WLABB)
    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.
  • 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...
  • PinkAmy loves 💕 books📖, cats😻 and naps🛏
    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...
  • Amelia Oswald
    A book that can make my eyes hurt because of crying deserves 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 novel ...
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  • 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.
  • Milena
    I cried. And I never cry. This book is that good.
  • Vee ♔Under Mountain Books♔
    I feel really guilty rating this book 1 star but I can't bring myself to rate this any higher. I understand that what this author really wanted to do was show us the ugly and brutal world of rape culture but unfortunately they contributed to it instead. This is not a positive message for survivors of rape. This is a book that wants to tell teenage girls that if they're raped, no-one will believe them. Their lives will be torn apart and every sing...
  • 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.
  • 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.