Thursday, August 25, 2016

Burned by Ellen Hopkins

Burned by Ellen Hopkins, 531 pages

Every now and then I like to read an Ellen Hopkins book. Her books explore teen angst to the fullest and usually have some depressing and shocking twist.  This one was no exception.  Pattyn is a teen Mormon girl forced to spend the summer with her Aunt Jeanette after misbehaving. Being sent away turns out to be a blessing because in Pattyn's home her Dad is a mean, angry alcoholic who beats her mother.  What Pattyn finds that summer is peace and comfort in the arms of Ethan.  Of course they fall in love and tragedy falls upon them.

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