Burned Smoke Burned Smoke Author:Ellen Hopkins Pattyn Von Stratten searches for love and acceptance and discovers what it takes to rise from the ashes in this riveting duology told in verse from #1 New York Times bestselling author Ellen Hopkins. — In Burned, it all started with a dream, the kind of dream that most teen girls experience. But Pattyn Von Stratten is not like most teen girls. Ra... more »ised in a religious?yet abusive?family, a simple dream may not be exactly a sin, but it could be the first step toward hell and eternal damnation. After Pattyn?s 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 her old demons will not let her go.
In Smoke, Pattyn Von Stratten is on the run. After far too many years of abuse at the hands of her father, and after a tragic loss, Pattyn is desperate for peace. Only her sister Jackie knows what happened, but she is stuck at home with their mother, who clings to normalcy by allowing the truth to be covered up by their domineering community leaders. Without Pattyn, Jackie is desperately isolated. Is it even possible to rebuild a life when everything you?ve known has burned to ash and lies seem far safer than the truth?« less
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Another great novel by Hopkins. This book is even better than the first. There are more descriptive characters and her description of the Nevada dessert is lovely. I didnt want this book to end - especially the way it ended. I hope she will write another one soon! Dont be detered by the size and number of pages in this book. It is a quick read and an easy one too! I highly reccomend it!
This book is by far one of the most raw pieces of literature I have ever read. It was sentimental, suspensful, romantic, and so very tragic. It contained foul language, sexual content, yet I feel it is a book any teen should read. Maybe this will make them stop whining, get off their a** and finally be thankful for what they have. Five stars.