Pattyn Von Stratten is searching for the love she isn’t getting from God or her family in this novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Ellen Hopkins.It all started with a dream. Just a typical fantasy, but for a girl raised in a religious—and abusive—family, a simple dream could be the... show more
Pattyn Von Stratten is searching for the love she isn’t getting from God or her family in this novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Ellen Hopkins.It all started with a dream. Just a typical fantasy, but for a girl raised in a religious—and abusive—family, a simple dream could be the first step toward eternal damnation. Now Pattyn Von Stratten has questions. Questions about God, and sex, and mostly love. Will she ever find it? Pattyn 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 rural Nevada to find salvation and redemption. What she finds instead is love and acceptance, and for the first time she feels worthy of both—until she realizes that her old demons will not let her go. Those demons lead Pattyn down a path to hell—not to the place she learned about in sacrament meetings, but to an existence every bit as horrifying. In this gripping and masterful novel told in verse, Ellen Hopkins embarks on an emotional journey that ebbs and flows. From the highs of true love to the lows of loss and despair, Pattyn’s story is utterly compelling. You won’t want this story to end—but when it does, you can find out what’s next for Pattyn in the sequel, Smoke.
Publish date: September 10th 2013
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Pages no: 560
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...
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...
I was ready to give this book 3 stars, maybe 4 stars. Until the ending. I cannot believe this. The ending was so sad. Ethan and Pattyn's baby both died because of that stupid Trevor guy. Worse, there was no justice delivered and no closure. I dislike sad endings. I don't mind reading about tough sub...