Posts Tagged: abuse

Jul 04
Review: The You I’ve Never Known by Ellen Hopkins

Review: The You I’ve Never Known by Ellen Hopkins

3 Stars, Reviews 0

I’ve read many of Ellen Hopkin’s over the years and I’ve enjoyed almost all of them. Hopkins’ writing style is so unique and unlike what you usually see when reading YA fiction, and that’s because Ellen writes her YA books mostly in verse. I love this. However, this time around, I just couldn’t really love this book or its characters. The Plot ♥ Ariel is used to living on the run, except she’s never been aware that that’s what it’s been…. Read more »

Jan 06
Review: All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

Review: All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

5 Stars, Reviews 5

I started All the Bright Places with the highest expectations possible, and I was not let down. Not even a little bit! Oh gosh, this book was so amazing and brilliant. My heart is still aching from reading it, and I will never, ever get over this book. Finch and Violet meet on the ledge of the bell tower at their high school, both of them concerned with life and death, and struggling with issues they don’t know how get past. Then, Finch… Read more »

Mar 28
Review: Faking Normal by Courtney C. Stevens

Review: Faking Normal by Courtney C. Stevens

4 Stars, Reviews 2

I was expecting something a little darker, maybe even moodier, when I picked up this book, and even though it was lighter than I expected, I still fell in love with Faking Normal. Alexi seems like a normal, functioning teenage girl, except she’s not. She’s hiding something, something that brings her to her closet nearly every night to scratch the back of her neck or to count the slashes in the vent above her bed. Faking Normal opens to a… Read more »

Mar 23
Review: Fallout by Ellen Hopkins

Review: Fallout by Ellen Hopkins

4 Stars, Reviews 0

This is the third and final book in the Crank series that started off following Kristina’s downward spiral with the monster, but now we see Kristina’s three oldest children’s stories. I think Fallout may be my favorite book in the series because it shows the effects of addiction on the family, specifically the children, and how far reaching those effects are. Fallout is told from three perspectives, Hunter, Autumn, and Summer, and while in the past I’ve found the multiple… Read more »

Dec 29
Review: Impulse by Ellen Hopkins

Review: Impulse by Ellen Hopkins

3 Stars, Reviews 4

My Review This book is dark, scary, and very, very disturbing, but all that is hidden in beautiful words and a story that is so gripping that it makes it worth reading. If you prefer happy books with cute characters that have bubbly personalities and their biggest problem in life is who they’re going to date, then this book probably isn’t for you. However, if you enjoy reading heavy books with characters who deal with real-life struggles, such as abuse,… Read more »