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Editorial Reviews. Review. "This page-turner pulls no emotional punches." ( Kirkus Reviews) "Hopkins sticks to the signature style that has made her books. Burned by Ellen Hopkins. Read online, or download in secure EPUB format. Read "Crank" by Ellen Hopkins available from Rakuten Kobo. Sign up today and get $5 off your first purchase. Kristina Georgia Snow is the perfect daughter.
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Ellen Hopkins is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of thirteen young adult novels, as well as the adult novels Triangles, Collateral, and Love Lies. Ellen Hopkins: Crank Trilogy by Ellen Hopkins - CrankKristina is the perfect daughter: gifted high school junior, quiet, never any trouble. Then she meets the.. . Open eBook Preview · Store; Ellen Hopkins: Crank Trilogy. Ellen Hopkins: Crank Trilogy (eBook). by Ellen Hopkins (Author). , Words.
I do know things really began to spin out of control after my first sex dream. It all started with a dream.
Nothing exceptional, just a typical fantasy about a boy, the kind of dream that most teen girls experience. But Pattyn Von Stratten is not like most teen girls.
Raised 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. This dream is a first step for Pattyn. But is it to hell or to a better life? For the first time Pattyn starts asking questions. Questions seemingly without answers -- about God, a woman's role, sex, love -- mostly love.
What is it? Where is it?
Will she ever experience it? Is she deserving of it? It's with a real boy that Pattyn gets into real trouble. After Pattyn's father catches her in a compromising position, events spiral out of control until Pattyn ends up suspended from school and sent to live with an aunt she doesn't know.
Pattyn is supposed to find salvation and redemption during her exile to the wilds of rural Nevada. Yet what she finds instead is love and acceptance. And for the first time she feels worthy of both -- until she realizes her old demons will not let her go.
Pattyn begins down a path that will lead her to a hell -- a hell that may not be the one she learned about in sacrament meetings, but it is hell all the same. In this riveting and masterful novel told in verse, Ellen Hopkins takes readers on an emotional roller-coaster ride. From the highs of true love to the lows of abuse, Pattyn's story will have readers engrossed until the very last word.
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Glass Crank Book 2 Kindle Edition. Fallout Crank Book 3 Kindle Edition. Identical Kindle Edition. Poems in varied formats captivate readers as they describe a teen's immobilizing fear of her abusive father, disgust with a church hierarchy that looks the other way, hope that new relationships can counteract despair, joy in the awakening of romance, and sorrow when demons ultimately prevail.
(ebook) Ellen Hopkins: Crank Trilogy
Pattyn Von Stratten is the eldest of eight sisters in a stern Mormon household where women are relegated to servitude and silence. She has a glimpse of normal teenage life when Derek takes an interest in her, but her father stalks them in the desert and frightens him away. Unable to stifle her rage, Pattyn acts out as never before and is suspended from school.
Sent to live with an aunt on a remote Nevada ranch, she meets Ethan and discovers forever love. Woven into the story of a teen's struggle to find her destiny is the story of her aunt's barrenness following government mismanagement of atomic testing and protests over nuclear waste disposal.
Readers will become immersed in Pattyn's innermost thoughts as long-held secrets are revealed, her father's beatings take a toll on her mother and sister, and Pattyn surrenders to Ethan's love with predictable and disturbing consequences.
Writing for mature teens, Hopkins creates compelling characters in horrific situations. All rights reserved.
Full of anger at her father, an alcoholic who abuses her mother, Pattyn begins to question her Mormon religion and her preordained, subservient role within it. She is confused by her mother's acceptance of the brutal abuse, and although she is furious at and terrified of her father, she still longs for his love and approval. As the consequences of her anger become more dramatic, her parents send her to spend the summer with her aunt on a Nevada ranch. There she finds the love and acceptance she craves, both from her aunt and from a college-age neighbor, Ethan.
Told in elegant free verse, Burned envelopes the reader in Pattyn's highs and lows, her gradual opening to love, and her bouts of rage, confusion, and doubt. It exposes the mind of the abused, but regrettably offers no viable plan to deal with the abuser, a reality perhaps, but a plot element that may raise eyebrows in the adult community. Still, this will easily find rapid-fire circulation among its YA audience.
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Which of the characters in this story have their lives changed by gunshots, even if no bullets touch their bodies? How do their attitudes toward guns differ from those characters who may not have experienced the effects firsthand?
Which is more likely to lead to violent acts: impulsivity or learned emotions? Which is a stronger influence on your life? If not by parents or spouses, by the United States of America. How much free will do we have as members of a larger society? Does the narrator believe that nature or nurture is more important? Do certain characters make you believe that one influence is stronger than the other?
Do you think being a cop will help to fix the piece of him that was broken by Dean? Can you think of a healthier way for him to deal with being raped? Do you think his reaction is justified? How can he enjoy the time he spends with her while also causing harm to other Mexicans as a member of the Traditional Youth Network?
How does he justify this contradiction in his own mind? Does his relationship with Zia call into question his commitment to the white nationalist movement? Are either of these attempts successful? Explain your reasoning.
What did Noelle lose in the accident? How does this affect the way she feels about herself and about the other people in her life? Who do you think lost more in the accident—Grace or Noelle? Why is Daniel hesitant to try to find his mother? Do you think his life is better in the United States than it would have been in Honduras with her? Does giving it a voice curse him? Do any other characters give voice to a fear that causes them trouble in the future? Noelle is overweight, which has come to define her to a certain degree.
What activities does she avoid because of her weight? Why is her appearance such an important part of who she is? Are other characters as concerned about her weight as she is?
What advice do you have for her? Which of the other characters are survivors? Does anyone turn out to be a hero? Do you think she should? What lessons does she take from the shooting and from being arrested?
In the epilogue, are you surprised to learn that Daniel ends up dying on the street?
What signs did you see throughout the story that showed he needed help? Each character has a turning point or defining moment that sets them on a path toward violence directed at themselves or others.Was it Silas or Ashlyn, members of a white supremacist youth organization? There is more of Kristina in her children than they would ever like to believe. Do you think it would have been possible for any of them to take a different path? English ASIN: Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App.
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