Burned (Burned #1)
I do know things really began to spin out of control after my first sex dream.
It all started with a dream. Nothing exceptional, just a typical fantasy about a boy, the kind of dream that most teen girls experience. But Pattyn Von Stratten is not like most teen girls. Raised in a religious -- yet abusive -- family, a simple dream may not be exactly a sin, but it could be...more
The further I got into the book the more up...more
Please humor me as I soliloquize about a side issue instead of writing a review—although really it doesn't matter whether you care to humor me or not; I'm going to say my say just the same. Isn't the internet wonderful? MWA-HA-HA-HA. Oh, the rush of unchecked power.
Crank happened to pass briefly through my hands on its way to some library patron, and I gave it a qui...more
Pattyn, the oldest of 7 daughters, is suffocating. She’s from a strict LDS family, and her dad d...more
After Pattyn re...more
My gripe with this is that people who know nothing about the LDS Church read this book they will get a very skewed and incorrect viewpoint about the LDS Church and LDS women.
Ellen Hopkins has several novels out that would put off most people by their size. Crank, Glass, and Impulse, for example, are pretty thick in size. After opening them, you will soon realize they are written in poem form. Ellen Hopkins is known for writing edgy novels about teenagers’ life.
“I felt angry, frustrated. I felt like I didn’t belong, not in my home, not in my church, not in my skin.”
Burned, just like any other Ellen Hopkins book, is about a girls struggle throu...more
Erhm, ok. All funny crying gifs aside, read this. Please read this. It's gorgeous and moving and it really makes you think, as do all of Ellen's books.
Burned is about this girl, named Pattyn who gets abused by her dad. He comes home drunk and usually beats her, her sisters and her mother. Pattyn goes off to her aunt’s house to live there for the summer. She meets a boy named Ethan, and they get intimate. Then when school started she had to leave her aunt and the person she loved. Something interesting happens to Pattyn and Ethan, so if you really want to know. Then you must read it!
What I like about this book is that Pat...more
He was a dream. A safe dream.
Safe, because he was unattainable,
something to adore from afar.
Like a snow-drenched mountain
or an evening star.
17-year old Pattyn Von Stratten is the oldest child in a Mormon family which consists of an alcoholic and abusive father and an extremely overwhelmed mother. Unconsciously, she starts to rebel little by little from her strict family’s rules. After her father catches her in a moment of rebellion sh...more
Burned does look decent, but just based on the description and the reviews I know the whole thing will probably just get on my nerves. I'm okay with understanding why people question my religion as well as stories of abuse. But what was the first thing people mention in their reviews? The main character is Mormon. Her life, as a Mormon, sucks because of ridiculous constraints which are implied to be pa...more
Also, the ending of this story is HORRIBLE! Apparently the author is setting it up for a sequel, but really??!! It closes on a very bad note with a terrible ending message to teenagers. Disappointed.
Biggest take-away: Don't get caught naked...more
The book Burned By: Ellen Hopkins in my opinion is one of the best book that I have read. It is best read by a high school student because they can relate to this book the most, but younger adults could relate to this story by their experiences that they had in high school.
This book started out with the main character Pattyn Von Stratten just a regular girl, but at her house she was the one who had to do everything and take care of everyone because her dad wa...more
The book Burned, is by Ellen Hopkins. This book is only one of the many books from Ellen. It is a very good read. It is intended to reach out to a high school reader. There is a lot of suspense in dealing with family and relationship issues. There is also some profanity, drug references and sexual images being portrayed in this novel. It is any easy book to relate to. There are also parts in the book where the main character is in danger from both animals and people.
The main st...more
Ellen Hopkins writes beautiful prose and she creates wonderful characters, so where did the book go wrong for me.
The book is about a teenaged Mormon girl interested in sex. She hates her abusive dad and her mom because to the MC, she's nothing more than a baby-maker.
The book was pretty good until the end. I've only read 2 of Hopkins books, and if I would've read them prior to my teenager reading them, she would not have been allowed to read any of Hopkins' books. Here's why. The pro...more
Hopkins book shows the life of a Mormon girl; Pattyn Scarlet Von Stratten. Pattyn is tired of the Mormon lifestyle and rebels against her family and the rules of her home and church. Her father spends most of the time drunk and angry and her mother has a whole household to take care of.
After Pattyn gets in a fight and breaks glass, her family has had enough of her rebelling so they send her to live with her Aunt, out in the m...more
A girl in sent to go live with her aunt that she has never met, and from what she has heard about her she is a little nerves. She goes, and she helps out with the farm and she ends up meeting a boy and they become really close. At the end of the summer her parents tell her that she has to come home. She is no way ready and doesn't want to leave him or the community.
When she gets home there is a lot of crazies and everyone is mad at everyone. She calls her boyfriend one day and they ru...more
I love a good epic poem, but man oh man.... Where do I start?
First, I'm kind of horrified that this is available to be read at the adolescent behavioral clinic I work at. I won't wreck it for those who haven't read it, but the end of this book is terrible. More, it's pretty much exactly the opposite of what we are trying to teach kids who come from abusive homes.
Also, NOBODY in this story grows or matures. Pattyn is given love, care, and time from a couple of sources. She...more
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Did you wonder if for once you might light up the room?
When you were big enough to cross the street on your own, did you ever wait for a signal, hear the frenzied approach of a fire truck and feel like stepping out in front of it?
Did you wonder just how far that rocket ride might take you?
When you were almost grown, did you ever sit in a bubble bath, perspiration pooling, notice a blow dryer plugged in within easy reach, and think about dropping it into the water?
Did you wonder if the expected rush might somehow fail you?
And now, do you ever dangle your toes over the precipice, dare the cliff to crumble, defy the frozen deity to suffer the sun, thaw feather and bone, take wing to fly you home?”
to make the world better.”