Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Ellen Hopkins did it again!

A New York Times best seller, impulse, by Ellen Hopkins brings you into the lives of the sick and twisted. Ellen Hopkins is also the author of Crank, which is a very popular young adult book.

Aspen Springs may sound like a nice vacation spot, but it is the total opposite-a treatment center. In Hopkins' impulse, three teens meet and form bonds more important to them then ever. Vanessa, a pretty teenage girl who cuts herself to left out how she feels, was sent to Aspen Springs after her little brother found her slicing her wrist with the cold steal it ached for in the bathroom. Conner, a stud, smart, cool, rich, and athletic, was put under too much pressure of his parents' need for perfection. After he tried to commit suicide and failed, he was sent to Aspen Springs. The last of the three introduced in the book is Tony. Tony is sexually confused, and at first claims to be homosexual. He figured out the hard way that if you down a half a bottle of Valium and then toss in a fifth of Jack Daniels, you pass out. He also figured out that if you pass out on the side walk, and then cops catch you, you go to the hospital first, and the loony bin follows.

Check out impulse and read more about why Vanessa cut, why Conner's life seemed to much for him to handle, and to find out if Tony really is gay, why he did so many drugs, and what exactly he did, other than overdose on drugs, to get him into Aspen Springs. You will get emotionally attached to the characters in this book, it will keep yourself asking questions and you'll no doubt fall in love with the three main characters. Read to see how and if each one makes it through the levels of the treatment center.


Anonymous said...

yeah, I read it, and in about an hour and a half. Its the best book I have ever read, and I love how well I can connect with every character in one way or another. it's crafted so well, and it makes you feel like each person is standing next to you whispering in your ear, or you are actually standing there in Aspen Springs. Ellen Hopkins is my favorite author, and my idol. I would definitely love for everyone to read this, and maybe then we can get a better understanding of how teens nowadays are thinking and why they do these things to themselves. I recommend this to everyone, though for some it may not be the most appropriate.

Kassie K said...

I just read this book... twice... i couldnt help myself! I got so engrossed in the relationships and Vanessa's true addiction to metal and blood, Tony's journey to self discovery, and Conner's quest to find out if the women who have hurt him have truly scarred him for life. I reccomend this book to any and every teen who is going through these things, teens who has friends going through them, or parent who wants to understand better what can happen when you dont listen, don't stick around, and only shower your children with "glass kisses"....