This is a sequel to a book called “Burned” I read that a few years ago and always wondered what if Hopkins was to make a sequel because even tho it had a perfect and beautiful ending I still wanted to know what happened afterwords.
This book I found interesting because it was no longer mainly about Pattyn but also about one of her little sisters and best friend Jackie. As it went back and forth between them I became so intwined in there story’s I got mad when they changed pov’s at the most suspenseful parts. The end was a true master peace. It gave not only Pattyn the closer she needed, but it also gave the readers the ending we wanted for Pattyn.
I say if anyone desires to read Burned and feels to upset to continue, me trying not to spoil it I will tell you everything is better in the end. That is what is so attractive to me about this book because that’s not very “Ellen Hopskin-ish.” I find it special.
My rating-10 💙😄
I guess with me wanting to be a psychologist I find the troubled teen depressing books. Just in case if any of you notice a pattern of my books and start to worry. I want to help teens like these someday and I think the best way is to try to understand them, it’s easy to tell someone they are wrong in doing what they are doing. It’s another to try to explain why they are wrong.
3 troubled teens, 3 suicide attempts, 3 different lifestyles, they find themselves in a psychiatric hospital and build a friendship. As they begin to trust each other they look for ways on how to trust themselves and learn to love. The ending could lead to a squeal but I’m not sure if there will be one.
That was my sister looking down on me after I read this book.
It’s funny how you truly get captivated in books and truly fall in love with the characters and when one dies it’s like loosing a part of your soul.
Reading this book was an eye opener of how lucky I really am. The girl they renamed as “Lucy” was very similar to how I use to be. I fin myself lucky because my clean friends knew something was wrong in my life and I tried to push them away they wouldn’t leave. I still regret pushing away my closest and dearest friend. I thank God everyday that I didn’t become like Lucy and have a brighter side in my life so I don’t “need” to smoke or snort. I don’t “need” to escape this place just to “feel normal.” When I finished reading I truly mourned for Lucy. I knew the end but I begged and wished it wasn’t true until I read the last page. If you know someone that is doing drugs I’d try to let them read this book or read it yourself. It touched my heart in so many ways I can’t even begin to express myself about this book.
Even tho I never had an anorexic problem I’ve seen the damage of it. I have a family member (I won’t say who) that has had it for years. I’ve tried talking to them but never fully understood. After reading this, it may not be how or why they do it, but I found an insight of why someone would do it. I call it a “good read” but yet it is a sad ending. If you want to get into a teenage girls head that has an anorexic problem you found the book. But if your looking for a book that has a happy ending with her recovering, I’m sorry but this ain’t it. I really hope that with her problem and her story being told it helps someone else to not end up as she did.
This is the first book I have ever read that actually spooked me. This boy was extremely smart, very well rounded. Got into white magic. (Now I don’t know much at all about magic but if I offend or say something wrong please let me know.) this magic was innocent. He later went into satanic stuff, had a demon following him and his 2 best friends sense childhood.
It was quite depressing. Not sure if I recommend it or not. Lol.
Not sure if I already wrote about this book yet or not.
This book has a lot of feels in it. So you don’t mind f-bombs and other vocabulary with some sexual content, this is a good book. It had the Oprah sticker on it then it turns out he lied either about some parts or the whole thing, I’m not sure. After that she took it off.
It starts with him on an airplane, so messed up and beat up and had no idea how any of it happen. He wound up going to rehab, he went against the rules, the 12 steps…everything. I was with it (believing) right up until the end.
If you haven’t read it and wish to, I may not suggest to read this for it may have some major spoiler alerts.
My sister gave me 3 books that were inspired by this book and she let me borrow her copy of it. She was gonna buy it for me but it was sold out.
It is a real girls diary from the 60’s. She was fairly smart, I picture her beautiful and talented. Sadly she got involved in drugs and because of it had some crazy stories, at least of what she remembers. Towards the end she was getting clean, I was so proud of her I wanted to write her a letter to say congratulations, then one day she was babysitting. (She babysat everyday after school at the same home.) She saw some chocolate and thought the mom made it for her so she ate some, apparently some of her old “friends” were trying to brake her and get her back into the habit or she would die from OD. Luckily she didn’t eat it all. Everything she worked hard on is gone and she had to restart. The last entry was so positive, like how she was gonna finish high school, go to college, help troubled kids…become somebody important. It was so beautiful you couldn’t help but smile while reading it. I turned the page, it was a note from her mother stating that two weeks after this she was found dead in the living room OD.
I cried as my heart broke.
My sister thinks her old friends finally killed her, as for me I’m not sure if it was a simple relapse and things went bad or not.
If you’ve read it, let me know what you think.