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Impulse Paperback – May 20, 2008
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- ASIN : 1416903577
- Publisher : Margaret K. McElderry Books; 1st Simon Pulse edition (May 20, 2008)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 688 pages
- ISBN-10 : 9781416903574
- ISBN-13 : 978-1416903574
- Reading age : 14 years and up
- Lexile measure : HL680L
- Grade level : 9 - 12
- Item Weight : 14.4 ounces
- Dimensions : 5 x 1.7 x 7 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #49,091 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Personally I found that all three of the main characters had unique stories and I liked that when they all interacted, you could get the point of views from each of them instead of just having one character that we know the thoughts of. I like knowing each characters perspectives on the situations.
There were some shocking moments, and some disturbing moments as to be expected. Although a little watered down on the disturbing side but this isn't an adult novel so it's to be expected. At the time of purchasing this novel, I also took the chance and bought two other Hopkins novels, just based on the assumption that I would like them (as in, perhaps I should have just bought one first to see if I enjoy it, then I can go out and buy more). And I'm glad I liked Impulse because now I'm looking even more forward to read the other two books I got.
Reading her books is like seeing the situation first hand.
As a recovering addict, I see both sides of what the drugs do.
Thank you for bring this to the forfront in a tastefullway.
I have ordered more of her books and cannot wait to share them with others.
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This one wasn't as crap as Identical but wasn't as good as Burned either. I was just bored to be honest. The book hooked me from the beginning and I loved finding out about Tony, Conner and Vanessa's lives but towards the middle I just stopped caring so much and wasn't surprised by the ending at all, as Ellen seemed to connect with this character less than the others.
Ellen Hopkins absolutely hates these characters. I felt sorry for J.K. Rowling's characters, at least she gave them a quick death, Ellen is letting them suffer slowly and won't even let them die. Neglect, Child Abuse, Rape, Self Harm, Drugs, it got sillier the more I read on, which is were found myself not giving a damn - because it because less believable to be honest.
And then there's Vanessa. Vanessa appears to be the hottest girl on the face of the planet and can even turn a gay guy straight. Both Tony (the gay guy in question) and Connor have the hots for her the moment they see her and it's just a question of who gets her, of course. There's some pretty crappy sappy (hey that rhymed) romance, deep talk crap later on and I think I skimmed over before my brain turned to mush and I started eating the book.
Overall, Burned isn't getting a partner yet. I plan to read the sequel, Perfect as that's told by Connor's twin sister Cara and I'm really hoping that it's not as stupid. I'll keep trying Ellen's books, I'm sure one day Burned with have a similar book sitting next to it, proudly on the shelf.