Raised in a religious -- yet abusive -- family, Pattyn Von Stratten starts asking questions -- about God, a woman's role, sex, love. She experiences the first stirrings of passion, but when her father catches her in a compromising position, events spiral out of control. Pattyn is sent to live... show more
Raised in a religious -- yet abusive -- family, Pattyn Von Stratten starts asking questions -- about God, a woman's role, sex, love. She experiences the first stirrings of passion, but when her father catches her in a compromising position, events spiral out of control. Pattyn is sent to live with an aunt in the wilds of Nevada to find salvation and redemption. What she finds instead is love and acceptance -- until she realizes that her old demons will not let her go.
Publish date: October 23rd 2007
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Pages no: 544
Edition language: English
, Realistic Fiction
, Coming Of Age
Series: Burned (#1)
Quick review for a quick read that I picked up from my library's audio collection. Powerful and really wonderful character exploration, which is typical of Ellen Hopkins's books. Pattyn is a young woman living in a tightly knit religious community and abusive household. She strongly laments her inab...
There's nothing to be said that won't give away things about this book...so I just won't say anything about it. Sigh
Okay, i have been avoiding Ellen Hopkins books for years now. For one simple reason, i hate verse! I can't read that. I tried and failed so i just never got to them.So when i saw the audio version, i grabbed it and i listen to it and loved it :)There are a crap ton of triggers in this book so be war...
This book is so awesome.When sixteen-year-old Pattyn starts questioning her religion and disobeying her abusive father, she is sent to live with her aunt on a rural cattle ranch. On the ranch, Pattyn meets an older boy who changes her life forever. Burned is written in a mixture of formal and free-v...
It would appear that most negative reviews of this book have to do with the fact that Hopkins chose to feature the Mormon religion in the book, and the depiction of the religion is largely negative. But this did not bother me, I'm an equal opportunity religion basher myself. However, while I enjoyed...