a Midwest high school librarian takes on YA and adult books
Monday, June 13, 2011
Burned by Ellen Hopkins
Pattyn is Mormon and not happy with her life. Her dad is a drunk and her mom just keeps popping out babies that Pattyn has to take care of. When a non-Mormon boy starts showing her attention, Pattyn jumps at the chance to receive any type of positive attention. But this isn't allowed. When discovered, she is sent to the Nevada wilds to live with her outcast aunt. And Pattyn blossoms. She meets a college boy. She questions whether she wants to be Mormon. And she plans on how to get away from her dad and his family.
But when Pattyn returns home, she is the one who is abused by her dad and shunned by her church. Pattyn is the one who discovers she is pregnant. And she may not be able to deal with it.