by Ellen Hopkins
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Burned 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 885 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this is one fast paced book. there never seems to be a be a dull moment. some of the stuff seems pretty unrealistic, but not impossible. twists and turns like you wouldnt believe. surprise ending. the last page youll have to read a few times over to truly understand. id recommend as a read. ps-not all mormons are like what they are depicted as in this book.
CottonwoodEve More than 1 year ago
"Burned", by Ellen Hopkins, is a book that caught my attention while I was scanning around aimlessly in a large bookstore -- "Paradise Lost" cradled neatly in my hands. I caught a glimpse, then retreated. Caught another glimpse, and retreated again. Finally, I gave in. I'm glad I did. Ellen Hopkins wrote a book of a young girl's journey into a dark, menacing hole and liberation out of it. The protagonist relates years of oppression and toil, longing for an escape. She acts out. She gets sent away -- apparently -- to heaven. She meets the perfect guy. She lives in the perfect place. For a while, everything is perfect. However, happiness seldom lasts forever. The rug gets ripped out from beneath her, and that's the end. Mind you, this is just a skeletal summary of a much more engrossing book. I've seen reviewers mock the writer relating everything as "perfect". They don't like how the situation goes from one extreme to another, and so quickly! However, you must remember that this is from Patton's point-of-view. From the point of view of a character, a young teenage girl, who has never experienced such emotions in her life. I concluded that these extremes were only Hopkins' way of mimicking a blossoming girl's mind-set. One deeply in love, blinded by it. Impassioned by it. One extreme to another. That was just MY rationalization of the writing style. I'm sure that this will not be everyone's cup of tea. Regardless, I'm sure many will still find "Burned" to be a fantastic read. It's written creatively, it's short and sweet, and you'll be immersed. In fact, I finished it in two days. Give it a try. Buy it, or at least borrow it from your local library. It's worth a shot. P.S. Excuse any grammatical errors. :)
Starluv9227 More than 1 year ago
This book touched my heart like no other. Very well written of course, this author is an amazing writer. In this book you fall in love with the chargers and follow along like it's part of your life. I wasn't able to put this one down from the second I picked it up. I was very sad at the end of the book as well as shocked. I couldn't believe what happened... and I had to reread the ending to make sure that I read it right. I cried and laughed and thought about this book for two more days after it ended. It's a book that stays with you and if makes you feel sorry for people things like this happens to.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is literally the absolute BEST book I've ever read. It is so emotional and depressing but I couldn't put the book down! I finished the book in less than a day and I loved the book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this book two years ago and still remember every minute of it i borrowed and didnt buy the book and its so tempting to buy it just to read it again it is beautifuly written takes your breath away every minute your not reading it you are dying to have it in your hand again this might just be one of the best books i ever read and ive read alot!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As a young woman who grew up in a Mormon household and feeling like a complete outcast, due to the lack of communication in the home, I found this book EXTREMELY relatable! All one needs is a chance to be one's self and find their own identify. I believe the Mormon faith relies on one doing what they are told and not learning to do as they 'believe to be right' - I cannot speak for other religions, as I only know of the Mormon faith, however I believe there are a lot of things that get 'brushed under the rug' so to speak in many religions, not only Mormon. Very good read...especially for anyone who has felt like an outcast at anytime in their life!! OUTSTANDING!!!
junefaramore More than 1 year ago
and that meets one of my requirements for a good book. This one was as excellent as Crank. I really felt for Pattyn and her multiple predicaments. Having know abuse myself and seen it happen to others, I consider it a very accurate portrayl of alcoholism. The book was not very kind to the LDS church, but I believe it was used because it has been caught in its hypocrisy more than once and Hopkins used that as one of the main drives of Pattyn's motivations in the book. Killer ending though. I wouldn't have bought the book if I was looking for happily ever after, not after reading Crank. Highly recommended.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Everyone of her books are such an awesome read. I cant decide on which of her books are the best. Read all! You wont be disappointed!
m_taylor More than 1 year ago
the beginning was pretty interesting, i must admit. but things just went downhill from there.when the main character, patton, arrives at her aunt's house, things got very predictable. the boy she falls for is perfect, their relationship is perfect, blah blah blah. that was the worst thing about the book, that their relationship had no flaws whatsoever-they were a perfect, lovely little match, despite all the main characters going ons about how un-worthy she is-monotonous to say the least, idiotic ramblings to be blunt. and then the ending! just came flying out of nowhere. i grew to dislike patton greatly, just as i grew to dislike this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I had high hopes when I started this book. I liked Payton and I wanted to see her succeed. I wanted her to be happy. When I finished the book, I was extremely disappointed, not to mention angry. I must've cried for five minutes. Ellen Hopkins is an amazing writer but I don't see the point of this book. All of that build-up for a terrible, depressing ending? If you like horrible endings that are likely to provoke feelings of depression, then I recommend this book for you. If not, stay far far away.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I cried untill my mom came in to see if i was ok. Thats how good this book is!
Annie Haukea More than 1 year ago
very dramatic it shows you some of the hidden truths in life.The curiosity nd the wonder in the story brings you into the setting. ME personally i litterally am in love with the troubles and struggles the characters face in the amazing book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Burned by Ellen Hopkins, is such an amazing book. once you pick up this book and start to read you wouldnt want to put it down. Like i did. This book is full of emotions ,suspence and thrills, Fighting her way through True Love and abuse with an unforgetable end you cant not miss. You are able to feel the pain Pattyn(Main Character) is feeling and what she is going through. I honestly LOVE this book and it is so great it became one of my favorite books and i know for shure you will love it as well.
amber1993 More than 1 year ago
Wow were to begin. Well first, Claps for Ellen Hopkins I am 16 years old and usely dont read all the books that an author writes. I can say I have read all of her books and would read them over and over again. But Burned wow this book was amazingly emotional and just well written. Now I wouldnt recommend any of Ellen Hopkins books for teens under the age of 14. But I would recommend this book highly for teens to read and not this just this but all of them. They all have a good meanings to them
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Alright, I will not argue with the people here who say this book was a page turner becasue it was. Burned was addicting and a memorable book. However, there was just something about it that I didn't quite understand. Sure people have bad stuff happen to them, but Pattyn just happened to have the worst life ever? I mean, come on Hopkins, all of this bad stuff can't happen to just one person in a period of a year! the odds of this stuff actually happening to one single teenaged girl is literaly one in a million. I think if she toned it down a bit, maybe canging Pattn's life so it would be a bit more realistic, I would have enjoyed it more. However, I just couldn't buy that all of that crap could happen to one girl in a year.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I ordered this book specifically because I'm a HUGE fan of Ellen Hopkins and her books Crank and Glass. First things first, this book in no way compares to either. Despite it's length it lacked depth, detail, emotion, and quite frankly I lost interest early on. While this should be a very relatable book, [sex, struggle with religion, abusive home, being an outcast, ect.], it was all but in my opinion. I couldn't feel what the character felt. It's a beautiful plot but so poorly written. Don't get me wrong, I'm glad to say I read it- but I do feel I wasted my money and most of my friends agree that this is our least favourite of all of her books. [i'm the only one out of us who hasn't read impulse, but they all assure me it's amazing.] All I can say is I would recommend borrowing it from a friend/library before buying it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Frankly, I dont even understand why this book is called BURNED. The title has noting to do with the book. I had previously read other books by this author, and I really thought this book would be better than it was. It is a good book if you r looking for something to read, though.
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Izabella_pagesfullofstars More than 1 year ago
It's really difficult for me to talk about Burned, because it was simultaneously a truly amazing and disturbing read. It's a coming of age story, that touches upon a lot of serious themes such as abusive family, questioning your religion and your identity, and it's a very powerful read. I haven't really read any contemporary novels written in verse, so the form of this book was also new to me but I thought it worked surprisingly well. The formatting was great and very important too, as differing structure of each chapter nicely highlighted the more important or powerful parts. Like I said, I don't really know what more to say about it or who I should recommend it to. I'm sure it's not a book for everyone. I myself didn't know that I'm going to like it so much, but it lef a huge impression on me and I still keep thinking about it, even though I finished it hours ago. It was my first book by Ellen Hopkins and I would definitely read some of her other works.
Alliesopinions More than 1 year ago
“Burned” is a very intense read. What makes it so emotional is it’s close ties to reality. This book could be about someone I know. It could be about the religious zealot we have all seen at school, work or standing on a corner with a sign proclaiming the “end”. The portrayal of domestic abuse is chillingly accurate. I grew up in an abusive home and I know first hand how close to reality this story really is. The feelings that Pattyn expresses are so real that it’s easy to forget she isn’t real and this is just a story. “Burned” is shocking. If I had to sum the entire book into one word that would be it. It’s authenticity is shocking. It’s accuracy is shocking. It’s subject matter is shocking. But, this story needs to be told and I am extremely glad that Hopkins has told it so masterfully. Pattyn is a character that has stuck with me for a long time. See, this is a book I bought years ago. It’s been sitting on my shelf a long time. I’ve re-read it countless times. Pattyn is a character I know well. Her story is one I go back to again and again. This story is a dark one. It’s dark because reality can be dark. It’s not as simple as running away. It’s not as simple as standing up for yourself. In some households, that could get you killed. Or….someone you love killed. For those whose lives have not been tainted by abuse (religious or other) it’s hard to understand the darkness that surrounds you. The lack of faith and trust you have in humanity. The isolation you feel while surrounded by your peers. The choices you have to make…. The way people turn on you with breakneck speed. Thank you Ellen Hopkins for bringing the story of so many to the forefront. Thank you for telling it in its painful reality. Thank you for not sparing the bad. To see my full review, check out my blog AlliesOpinions on Wordpress!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love her style I didn't want to put it down
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Burned by Ellen Hopkins is a very fast paced book. i like her story plot of a young girl growing up with a abusive family who gets away from them and try to get her life together. i also like how she wrote the book in poem style and how she related the girls life to something that should actually happen. i didn't like how fast paced the book was. a audience that enjoys reading about someone life, romance, and life struggles would enjoy this book.
KDLayne More than 1 year ago
I love ellen Hopkins books she is an amazing writer that writes about real problems that most of the world ignores and avoids. This is personally my favorite I have read it 20 times and it never gets old. It has every emotion in one book read it and you won't regret it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
On the edge of my seat the whole time!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago