Title: The Quiet You Carry
Author’s Name: Nikki Barthelmess
Publisher: North Star Editions
Page Count: 301 Pages
Author or Book Website: http://www.nikkibarthelmess.com/
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Release Date: N/A
How I Got the Book: Review Copy
Summary of the Book:
Victoria Parker knew her dad’s behavior toward her was a little unusual, but she convinced herself everything was fine—until she found herself locked out of the house at 3:00 a.m., surrounded by flashing police lights.
Now, dumped into a crowded, chaotic foster home, Victoria has to tiptoe around her domineering foster mother, get through senior year at a new school, and somehow salvage her college dreams . . . all while keeping her past hidden.
But some secrets won’t stay buried—especially when unwanted memories make Victoria freeze up at random moments and nightmares disrupt her sleep. Even worse, she can’t stop worrying about her stepsister Sarah, left behind with her father. All she wants is to move forward, but how do you focus on the future when the past won’t leave you alone?
My Personal Review: I received a copy of this book for a fair and honest review. This book starts out kind of dark and made me a bit emotional. It makes the MC Victoria seem all the more real. Her father throws her out and she goes into the foster care system. She goes to a new school her senior year and dealing with new friends and life situations. She does not really want to talk about her past. This does shine some light on the foster care system and what those in it have to deal with.
My Rating of the Book: 4 Stars