BLOG TOUR: I Stop Somewhere by T.E.Carter - Review, Favourite Quotes & Giveaway

Hi everybody! Welcome to my stop on the I Stop Somewhere Blog our hosted by the Fantastic Flying Book Club. I started reading this book only a little while ago and it sucked me in SO MUCH that I finished it in a matter of hours. It was intense, heartbreaking and I loved the book. 
Scroll down to read my review, favourite quotes and also, don't forget to enter the giveaway!
Title: I Stop Somewhere
Author: T.E.Carter
Publication Date: February 27th 2018
Publisher: Feiwel and Friends (Macmillan)
Part of a Series?: No, A Standalone
I Got A Copy Through: eARC from Feiwel & Friends and the FFBC
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Blurb Description: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.

TRIGGER WARNINGS: Rape, Sexual Assault, Abuse, Physical Abuse

I find it hardest to talk about books that talk about sexual assault.

I’m female, and just with being female I live in a dangerous world where I must dress right, sit right, talk right, be demure, be assertive, be kind, be everything, really. I can’t go to parties without at least two other girls, I can’t walk on the road from when the sun begins to set and I can’t wear clothes that are an inch too short. It’s a terrifying way to grow up, being overly aware of your body and your surroundings at all times.

Sexual Assault terrifies me as well. It’s the most primal kind of violation one human being can inflict upon another and the #MeToo movement broke my heart, just seeing the number of women that have face that kind of violation, and we are looking only at the minority that did speak out.

While it’s hard to talk about books like I Stop Somewhere, The Nowhere Girls and Asking for It, they are SUCH IMPORTANT BOOKS for girls everywhere and I am automatically drawn to them.

MY THOUGHTS ON I Stop Somewhere:

1.       This book was intensely addicting. It terrified me, and yet it had me hooked. I was SO hooked that it took me just a handful of hours to read the ENTIRE thing and then I was left desperate for more.

2.       THIS. BOOK. BROKE. MY. HEART. I Stop Somewhere revolves around fifteen year old Ellie Friars and the first boy she loved, who turned out to be every girl’s deepest fears wrapped with a perfect bow. Ellie was the kind of girl who blended in. She kept to herself, didn’t have any kind of social media or friends and so when a beautiful boy notices her, she can’t help but all for him. You know the story from there. It’s so fucking unfortunate, but you, a human in this dangerous world, already know how this goes.

3.       Despite knowing where this book was taking me, THIS WAS RIDICULIOUSLY HARD TO GET THROUGH. I’m not talking about the book, but the subject manner. It was HARD, reading this emotionally turbulent, deeply intimate book on rape, survival, togetherness and what it means to be a girl.

4.       One of my favourite parts in the novel was when all of the victims came together, just for each other, just to talk about what was done to them and find solace in other girls who were assaulted as well.
This is one of the shortest reviews I’ve written recently, or feels like it because I haven’t gotten out nearly enough about what needs to be said on the issues this book handles. Nothing I can say says it all better than what I Stop Somewhere does, but I will warn you that it is a hard book to get through.

It’s one of those books you need to read.

It’s one of those books every girl out there needs to read.

Pick it up for your friends, daughters, nieces, sisters and also, for yourself. All of us girls need to be reading books like this. 
Image result for t.e. carterTE 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.
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