This book was very articulate in reading for it is in the form of poems but still has a story to tell, that is very strong. This is a must reader.
Poetically written Pattyn speaks of a life with a father who never really recovered from a tragic and let down pass. Caught in the act which goes against the religious beliefs of her father Pattyn is sent to live with a relative who not only shows her an alternative view of life that she is not use to seeing, but she also meets someone special. While she was sent away to learn a lesson and to realize that her religion will rule her life she finds a new and wonderful life. Unfortunately the past for Pattyn is not just her past, it is also her haunting and will not let her go easily.
"Burned" is the best book Ellen Hopkins has written. It is inspirational and beautifully written. You can't put it down! Don't be fooled by how many pages there are, because if you really look at the pages, they are not filled up. It almost looks like a poem, but when it is said out loud, it sounds like a book.
It satisfies your thirst for a great book, and if beautifully written.