The Quiet You Carryby Published 05 Mar 2019
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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?
The Quiet You Carry Reviews
I do not read a lot of contemporary YA books, because a lot of them (for me) come off as generic. One of my pet peeves is the representation of teenagers. I am glad however that I read this one. This is the kind of book that will make me pick up more contemporary novels. I am a mom of teens myself, and I can say that the way they are portrayed in this book, and the experiences they have, are pretty accurate. They have their own set of struggles, and I think Barthelmess capture that perfectly.
I loved her beautiful writing style, the way it entranced me, and flowed so seamlessly. With all that being said, this book is going to make you feel some very strong emotions, some you may understand, and some you may not.
I love that a book is finally shedding light on our broken foster home system. It's not a topic broached much in YA, and I applaud Barthelmess for tackling that subject, and the subject of abuse with so much tact. Well done!
4 Binge Worthy Stars!!!
“None of us can understand what’s going on in another person’s life from the outside looking in. No one can really see the quiet you carry, unless you let them.”
**Thank you to NetGalley for providing this arc for preview!! **
Everyone has that something that they deal with, that they carry alone.... unless they choose to let others in. This book was not easy to read, but one that NEEDS- to be read. It was hauntingly beautiful and heartbreaking. Its one of those books that may not be for you but you can tell, its written in a way, that it was meant for someone.
In the Quiet you Carry, we follow main character Victoria, who goes through something awful and gets put into Foster Care. She suffers from PTSD and has to learn how to grow, move on and deal with what has happened to her. As her life is thrown into chaos- we get to see how she manages the changes. Victoria's character growth, throughout the book was amazing to read. The author did a fabulous job telling this very empowering story of life in the foster care system. If you're looking for a book that takes all your emotions and throws them into a tailspin- one that grips you and your heartstrings...from the very first chapter- I totally recommend this one!!!
Oh. This. Book...! It is both heartbreaking and heartwarming. It sucker-punched me in the gut and had me ugly crying several times. From page one we see Victoria dragged out of her home when her father accuses her of inappropriate conduct; she is then placed in foster care with Connie who appears to take in youths for "the measly stipend" the state provides. Victoria is confused: angry that her dad doesn't want her there as she had promised her mother (before she died of breast cancer) that she would care for and protect her dad. She is also sassy and often silent as admitting she is in foster care is humiliating. All aspects of The System are addressed, from the overworked social workers, to the frustrated foster parents, to the teachers who care about the welfare of their students. So if you ever were a foster parent, or a foster child, or love a child, or have ever seen a child...heck, if you ever WERE a child, this book will speak to you! It's haunting and lovely; but keep some tissues handy!
Thanks to NetGalley for this ARC!
Well, this was a real tearjerker. I've always been drawn to emotional books about things I don't have any personal knowledge of (like foster care, abuse, etc.) but I didn't expect to be quite as touched by this one as I was. So many emotions going through me... mostly anger. This was definitely an eye-opening read for me.
I received an e-ARC of The Quiet You Carry from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review!
Content Warnings: Abuse, Sexual Assault/Molestation, Alcohol, Suicide Attempt, Self Harm, Eating Disorders
As shown in the content warnings, The Quiet You Carry is not an easy read, whatsoever. Right off the bat, we meet Victoria Parker, who’s getting taken from her home by CPS. According to her father, Victoria tried coming onto him & he tossed her outside in the freezing cold. She’s now forced into the foster care system & living with a foster mom who enforces a list of rules, and only seems to be in it for the government’s money.
She tries to keep the past hidden, but the thought of her father sneaking into her room often sneaks up in nightmares & causes her to freeze up in the middle of conversations. Victoria’s also worried that her step-sister, who still lives at home, might be her father’s new target.
The Quiet You Carry is such an emotionally-packed ride. This isn’t the first book I’ve read with this subject matter, but that doesn’t make it any less special (& painful, honestly). By the time I made it to the final page, my flesh broke into goosebumps. It was definitely a powerful read.
One of my favorite aspects of The Quiet You Carry is the character development of Victoria. We get to witness her grow in strength, and watch as she ends up being the hero in her own story. The Victoria in the beginning is definitely not the same Victoria in the end, and I’m so extremely proud of her.
Victoria’s relationships throughout The Quiet You Carry also has such an amazing impact on the story (including a relationship very unexpecting). I absolutely loved Christina and Kale, who regardless of what they learned about Victoria, stuck by her side. We love good friends in this house.
At some point during my read, I ended up being absolutely absorbed. My heart shattered multiple times, and I wanted to scream at others. The Quiet You Carry isn’t an easy read, but it’s definitely a meaningful one. Due to the subject matter and the content warnings, I wouldn’t recommend this book to everyone, but if it’s something you are okay with — please read this book.