The Quiet You Carry | Review

Title: The Quiet You Carry
Author: Nikki Barthelmans
Pages: 272 pages
Version: Ebook (ARC)
Publisher: Flux
Release date: 5 March 2019
Rating: ★★★★


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?


This book was provided by the publisher through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Flux and Netgalley!

The Quiet You Carry is a Young Adult book about Victoria who’s dumped into a foster home, in a different city just because her dad didn’t want her home anymore. But is that the only reason?

The Quit You Carry was such an interesting book. I wanted to know what was going to happen to Victoria and what really happened between Victoria and her father. I read this book in two days just because I wanted to know the ending. I think that this book has a strong message and you also get to know more about foster care.

We have our main character Victoria who suffered a lot at home and is now in a foster home. In the beginning, I really wanted to like her because she is the main character, but she was really annoying. She kept whining and I get that her situation wasn’t ideal, but I think that the whining wasn’t necessary…

Besides the main character, I enjoyed reading this book. The Quiet You Carry is fast paced, confronting and interesting!