In TE Carter’s I Stop Somewhere, Ellie Frias disappeared long before she vanished. Carter’s visceral new contemporary releases this February – and we have the cover!
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.
“I am so in love with this cover and I can’t even begin to express my satisfaction with what the design team has done! The symbolism of the darkness and cold created by the black background and frost on the leaves, combined with the little red flowers sneaking through and the way the words are tangled in the leaves, captures the feeling of being trapped, but also of fighting for survival. I also love how the title makes you take notice of it. Ellie is so desperate to be heard that she’s basically screaming for someone to see her and the title demands your attention, giving Ellie a voice for the first time,” said Carter. “I can’t wait to hold this book!”
I Stop Somewhere releases from Feiwel and Friends on February 27. (It will release from Simon & Schuster UK in April 2018, with a different not-yet-revealed cover.)