• ★★★★-4

Review: I Stop Somewhere by T.E. Carter (Spoiler-Free)

Thank you to NetGalley for providing me with an e-arc of this book!

Overall I found this book to be addicting and to hold a very important message. While it was definitely predictable and the characters (to me) were a bit flat, the engaging plot, and the writing really stood out to me. The dialogue of the story sometimes felt a bit unnatural, but some of the writing was really amazing.

The message of this story is a very powerful one for people who haven't already been exposed to it, so this is definitely a very important book. For me, I felt like I'd heard this story many times before, and while it was heartbreaking, it didn't feel entirely special to me.

Here are a couple of quotes that really stood out:

"The mirror of a girls' bathroom is always being stared at by women who wish it could become a window." - T.E. Carter (I Stop Somewhere)

"I'm also a murder victim, but murder carries with it what it is. People don't debate what defines murder. Politicians don't argue the body's ability to fight off being killed. There's no talk of 'murder culture.' No one says that you asked for murder. What you wear doesn't excuse being killed." - T.E. Carter (I Stop Somewhere)

Song I was reminded of while reading: Strange Love

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