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Weird at the beginning, it was hard for me to keep reading. However, I'm glad I did because I fell in love with it. Already reading the sequel to this book!
I enjoyed all but the last 3 or 4 pages of this novel in verse. I don't know why, it seemed like the ending was a rush job and it soured my taste for the whole book.
Like many of Hopkins works, this book features troubled familial relationships, alcoholism, and physical abuse. The realistic struggles of the women in this traditional (yet very troubled) Mormon family are both intriguing and sympathetic. Many teens may relate to the pressure placed on the family to appear perfect in spite of the many flaws that are dormant under the surface.
So far this was one of my favorite and the most suspenful reads from Ellen Hopkins collection. I found myself intrigued with every page turn!
I love Ellen's books a lot. She guided me through a bad situation or two. I love that her books shed light on parts of religion and society that most overlook. Her books are hilarious, yet too real.
seems to follow the same formula as many other ellen hopkins novels, but still an interesting and quick read.
Another great book by Ellen Hopkins . Didn't care for the ending so much but she redeemed herself by writing the sequel SMOKE. Reading that one now .
such a good book. interesting writing style; took me awhile to get into it but its definitely a page turner.
Oh Ellen Hopkins. Why do you always do this to me? Thank goodness I just found out there's a sequel or I would have been pretty ticked off, heh. I love her writing as usual but she sure has some sombre tales!
Very addicitve and very fascinating. The ending stunk, but other than that i really enjoyed it.
This is defiently one of my most favourites from this authour. Brilliant book. An ecspecially great look on the darker side of religions. This book had me laughing, and in tears at the same time. Wonderful book. Sad ending. I'm hoping theres a sequal
Cannot put into words how much I absolutely loved this book. New favorite for sure!
i can not explain how much i don't enjoy Ellen Hopkins' books. They leave me so depressed and down. She visited our school and told us how Crank and Glass were her daughter's actually stories. These books make me want to go cry in a corner for about a day and a half.
I absolutely LOVED this book! It was very hard to put down, and it had an AMAZING ending!! I love Ellen Hopkins!
This book was great! Pattyn is a very strong lead character, and is very relatable in how she begins to question her religion and every aspect of her life. It made me angry that her father abused her and her family, and no one even tried to stop it. Even the mother would ignore it when her own daughters were being beaten! This book was a little different than Ellen Hopkins's other books that I've read because it takes place from only one person's point of view rather than several. The ending was completely heartbreaking, and very unexpected. I would definitely recommend this book for high schoolers on up.
Pattyn is a fabulous character who embodies the typical teenage angst and rebellion very well - and at the same time remaining true to her roots, having an internal struggle with what has been expected of her and what it is she wants with her life. Though some facts stray from the truth about Mormonism, the basic idea of the extremist aspect of the religion is very close. Do not take it all as fact, it is exaggerated to drive the point home of how a violent man (her father) can become even more out of control when obsessed with religion and indulging in alcohol. Burned is one of Hopkin's less amazing books, but still good none the less.
The side story of her aunts past, and what her father dealt with in his first marriage is what truly makes the book with reading.
Horrible book!!! If someone wishes to write a book they ought to do their research first. Nothing in this book is true to the real LDS faith (aka Mormonism). Perhaps she intended it to be one of the "Fundamentalist" Mormon communities? Very disappointing.
Good, Sad, Real.
Personaly I dont like the idea That women are here to pop out babies, that we should only know how to drive if our men want us to??!! And all of the other ideas expressed. Its Wrong!
i loved this book until the end...that was so sad...i wonder what she meant at the end though