The Quiet You Carry

By Nikki Barthelmess

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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?

About the Author

Nikki Barthelmess is a journalist published everywhere from lifestyle blogs to survivalist magazines. She entered foster care in Nevada at twelve, and spent the next six years living in six different towns. During this time, Nikki found solace in books, her journal, and the teachers who encouraged her as a writer. She graduated with a degree in journalism from the University of Nevada, Reno. Nikki lives in Los Angeles with her husband and her pride-and-joy Corgi pup. The Quiet You Carry is her debut novel.

  • Ebook ISBN: 9781635830293
  • Paperback ISBN: 9781635830286
  • Reading Age: from 14 to 18 years
  • Interest Age: from 14 to 18 years
  • Paperback dimensions: 5.25 x 8 in
  • Publication date: Mar 05, 2019
  • Rights/Sales territory: Worldwide
  • Format: Paperback | Ebook
  • Pages: 352
  • Imprint: Flux
  • Subjects:
    YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Family / Orphans & Foster Homes
    YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Coming of Age
    YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes / Sexual Abuse

Reviews of The Quiet You Carry:

"A positive addition to the sparse YA literature on foster care.This hard-to-put-down novel takes on grim topics unflinchingly but also gives readers hope that honesty and kindness will prevail."—Kirkus Reviews

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