I finished Burned by Ellen Hopkins yesterday, around 9:00 PM. Not only did I finish this book, but I also finished Turnabout by Margaret Peterson Haddix and Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days by Jeff Kinney.
Characters: Pattyn was an amazing character. I don't really know how to describe her, though. I also don't know how to describe Ethan., other than to say that he did not deserve what happened to him. Neither of them deserved what happened. The only wrong thing they ever did was fall in love. Aunt J was a cool character too, filled with her own wisdom and knowledge. She deserved love. The character I did not like was Stephen. I hated him. He was Aunt J's brother and Pattyn's father. He had no right to do what he did to either of them. *SPOILER ALERT* He had no right to hit his daughters, his wife; no right to threaten Kevin (Aunt J's love) or kill Ethan. He may not have been the direct cause of his death, but he sure as heck had a big part in it. In Impulse, *SPOILER ALERT* I blamed Conner's death on his mother, because if she had loved him just a little bit, he probably would never have jumped of that cliff. If Pattyn's dad had cared more about his daughters than his "church", Ethan would probably not have died. (1)