Thursday, February 22, 2018

{Blog Tour} I Stop Somewhere - T.E. Carter (Review & Giveaway)

I Stop Somewhere 
by T.E. Carter
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Release Date: February 27, 2018
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary

Synopsis:

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 days, waiting for someone to find her.

The problem is, no one searches for a girl they never noticed in the first place.

TE Carter's stirring and visceral debut not only discusses and dismantles rape culture, but it also reminds us what it is to be human.



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REVIEW

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.  We go back and forth into Ellie’s memories before she was taken and get a look into where she is currently.  The author leaves it somewhat vague and grows into more details as the story transforms, which was also driving me a little crazy while reading.  I wanted more information up front, but in the end, it was worth it.  The author did a great job building the story and Ellie's life.

Ellie was trying to reinvent herself for high school and by doing this she wanted to make herself blend in more versus being bullied.  Ellie reaches out to a neighbor to reinvent her look, which is an interesting relationship that we get a look into.  Ellie doesn’t consider her a friend, but the amount of interaction really does show that they weren’t friends that confide in each other.

I loved that we got a look into how Ellie felt about not having a mother growing up as well as a look into the relationship between Ellie and her father.  Ellie breaks down the relationship between her and her father while she is narrating because she doesn’t have much else going on so it feels like a deeper insight.   The author does a great job with the pacing of the story it kept me hooked and wanting to keep reading.  I wanted to know what was going to happen to Ellie in the end.

The story does take a darker turn in the book.  I found it a little shocking, but it worked with this story.  I did like that we got to see the entire story through from the beginning until the end.  I did feel complete once I finished this book.

I would suggest this as a weekend read.  I found it hard to put the book down I wanted to try and piece together what was going on in the book.  

I received a copy of this book from the Fantastic Flying Book Club for an honest review.  This does not affect my opinion of this book.

My Rating: 4/5


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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
TE Carter was born in New England and has lived in New England for pretty much her entire life. Throughout her career, she’s done a lot of things, although her passion has always been writing. When she’s not writing, she can generally be found reading classic literature, playing Xbox, organizing her comic collection, or binge watching baking competitions. She continues to live in New England with her husband and their two cats.



GIVEAWAY
      Prize: 1 hardcover copy of I STOP SOMEWHERE by T.E. Carter (US Only)
      Starts: 2/19
      Ends: 3/9
     
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12 comments:

  1. I saw this cover and loved it. I didn't realize what it was about though. I like past/present stories. This sounds heavy but good. Great review!

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    1. It is a very heavy read. Thank you for stopping by!

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  2. I have had my eye on this for a while, sounds like it was done in an interesting way. I think this would be a hard book to read tho

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    1. Yea it was a challenging read. Thank you for stopping by!

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  3. Ellie's story broke my heart, and I thought Carter did a fantastic job painting the picture of this invisible girl, who was just looking to be noticed for the right reasons.

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    1. I completely agree with Ellie's story breaking my heart too. Carter did an excellent job with this book! Thank you for stopping by!

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  4. I loooooove this book's cover! I'd not really heard of this book before. It probably isn't something for me as I don't usually enjoy tough-issue contemporary, but it sounds good. I'm glad you enjoyed it. Excellent review, Kristyn!

    Have a great week. =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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  5. I found this book hard to put down too! I started it before I had to go to class one morning, which was a huge mistake. I also loved the focus on Ellie's relationship with her dad. My heart broke into a million pieces because of it. Great review!

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    1. Yes it broke my heart as well. I loved the relationship between Ellie and her Dad as well! Thank you for stopping by!

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