[ Read ] ➱ Impulse Author Ellen Hopkins – Playutopia.us

ImpulseThree Teens Who Have Attempted Suicide Meet In A Psychiatric Hospital, Battle Their Demons, And Begin To Heal.The Handsome Son Of Wealthy Parents, Connor Has Everything Anyone Could Want Except His Family S Love And Affection Jailed For Years After Killing His Mother S Child Molesting Boyfriend, Tony Is Confused About His Sexuality Manic Depressive Vanessa Cuts Herself All Three Stories Intertwine In A Brutally Honest Story About Pain And Resilience.

[ Read ] ➱ Impulse Author Ellen Hopkins – Playutopia.us
  • Paperback
  • 666 pages
  • Impulse
  • Ellen Hopkins
  • 08 September 2018
  • 9780641989537

    10 thoughts on “[ Read ] ➱ Impulse Author Ellen Hopkins – Playutopia.us


  1. says:

    I started Impulse with really high hopes for this after enjoying Hopkins Tricks series Unfortunately, Impulse is a pretty terrible book, with severe issues of mental health being tackled sort of horribly and a shitty love triangle no one cares about And besides that, it contains the most homophobic storyline I have ever had the displeasure of reading I am not joking or exaggerating when I say this storyline genuinely reads like someone s conversion therapy manifesto Let s talk Before you call me an SJW keyboard warrior so you can feel morally vindicated in your opinion Please at least read the damn review I m not complaining about this just for the sake of complaining or whatever you d like to believe This isn t some kind of minor negative tropes thing If I had less self confidence, I genuinely cannot imagine how I would ve taken this and where this book could ve taken me Like, feel free to love this book books are always subjective But please do let me despise this book in peace IT S REALLY JUST NOT A QUALITY BOOK Okay, this is the section where I m a bitter salty person and I feel the need to explain why this book is just kind of generally ba...


  2. says:

    Why Impulse is the WORST Book I ve Ever Read Warning This review will contain unmarked spoilers Also, if you loved this book and are going to be angry if someone didn t like it, you may want to keep scrolling.Oh boy Where to start This is my second time reading this book The first time was about a year ago, and it has stuck with me as one of the worst books I ve ever read I decided I wanted to do a reread as of an in depth analysis, looking for the problematic aspects I picked up on the first time around The Plot The story follows three teens who have found themselves in Aspen Springs Psychiatric Hospital, each having recently attempted suicide Conner is a golden boy with a bright future, Tony has spent much of his life in juvie and on the streets, and Vanessa lives in the shadow of her mother s mental illnesses.I have this picture in my head of Ellen Hopkins sitting at her computer, trying to come up with her next novel idea All of a sudden, it hits her Why not make a list of all the horrible things that could happen and try to incorporate it into o...


  3. says:

    3.5 stars The fact is, this is my third read by Ellen Hopkins and all of the books I ve read so far have affected me quite deeply I ve discovered in this past year that I really like novels in verse, I couldn t imagine it being my thing before I first picked up Burned but all the ones I ve read have been all the emotional, moving and effective because of it Before I start on about what I don t like, I ll just say now this book is worth your time if you are okay with the depressing, disturbing and occasionally gross.But, there s this one thing that is the same in all of Ellen Hopkins books, and to understand it best try and imagine the novel is two halves Not a first half and a second half but various different parts of the novel that either fall into half one or half two Okay, now half one is like the very first Saw film original, shocking, disturbing, horrifying but good as well because it s so different Half two is like the rest of the Saw films put together.Ellen Hopkins is Jigsaw and she wants to play a gameHalf two is made up of the parts that made me think surely Ms Hopkins is going to give these poor little buggers a break now I mean, honestly, how many ways can you find to torture a person In the same way that I quickly became tired of the Saw series and it s tendency to just keep inventing new and exciting ways to horrendously kill people, there were parts where I thought Ellen Hopkins went too far This book was 666 pages long omi...


  4. says:

    I started this book very excited Firstly, the cover looked interesting, then I saw that the story was written in verse form and my excitement level went higher Perhaps my expectations multiplied my disappointment Halfway through the book, I was only reading because I had already started and wanted to finish what I had started Now what to start with1 There were many times when I couldn t distinguish the voices of the three different protagonists I would start a chapter from a new person s perspective but I would have turn back to check whose perspective it was because I could have sworn that somebody else in the book had just said the exact same thing This is definitely a big NO considering the characters are supposed to be very different people Trying to figure out was a phrase I heard too often.2 The main characters were too judgmental I almost started banging my head against the wall each time one of them commented about how everyone else in the institution was crazy I mean, Justin was considered c...


  5. says:

    Impulse is a very short, but very powerful story.Ellen Hopkins is known for tackling those tough issues that are shocking to read about, but are particularly disturbing when they are about such young people Three characters lives intersect at a mental health facility, and at first the story is mostly about each one and how they landed there The story soon shifts gears, and it becomes about the bond these characters created We read on, wondering if they will be able to help each other get on with their horrible lives They all have their own story, but they have one thing in common They all ended up in the facility after a botched suicide attempt The I m sorry to say that is about all I m going to say about this book as far as plot is concerned The beauty of this book is in turning each page and wondering what new bit of information is going to be revealed about each person s past.Ellen writes this book in verse, like several of her other books I find her writing to be excellent When other less skillful authors try to write about these difficult subjects they can often rely on stereotypes and cliches making the whole thing just feel wrong Or they walk on eggshells around the subject hoping you will pull from it what they want you to, but you just end up feeling nothing, because proper explanations or details were never given Ellen has skills, however, and you are most likely always going to have some sort of emotional reaction to her writing Ho...


  6. says:

    It s hard to review this book, it really is Suicide is not something to be taken lightly, and it is also something very hard to grasp Something that we usually tiptoe around, nobody wants to be that close to death Ever What makes it so shocking is to wonder What can drive a person to such an ending Why is it that they couldn t see beyond their current situations, and why did they thought they had nothing left to loose.It was especially hard for me to read this because I ve been in this sort of situation, think of me as Vanessa If you have read the book if not, well, you need to read it, you really do Everything was so real, and I actually thought I was going to have trouble keeping up with the writing style, but no, it was really easy to follow and to get into it Impulse shows the life of mainly t...


  7. says:

    THE GOOD I m really warming up to novels in verse, because I feel like they re introspective I like that the author isn t afraid to explore tough or sensitive issues and does so pretty straight forward can you tell by my tone that I really struggled to find good things, because OH BOYTHE BAD where even to start jesus h christ so the mental health aspect was Poorly Handled ps this is an understatement and romanticised fyi, the plot takes place at a mental health facility like look at this shit I ll never stop cutting, lithium or no lithium Only love can make me stop NO Vanessa and Tony two fractured people, healed perhaps by unforeseen, not to mention unlikely, love the characters who recover are the ones that fall in love and THIS IS SO WRONG I CANNOT the one gay character turns out not to be gay at the end In his words My lifestyle has caused me a lot of pain I hope to change that when I get out of here just to be clear, he s talking about his gay lifestyle He was sexually assaulted, which led him to believe he was gay but hey, rejoice, he s actually not whyyyyyyyy is this happening gay people aren t gay because something bad happened to them, stoooooop this ALSO suicide is basically treated like a plot device and in the end, one of the characters commits suicide so that the other two can basically be together without ...


  8. says:

    www.melissa413readsalot.blogspot.comHoly noooooo I knew this was going to happen I just knew it I m guessing everyone would if they read the book This story is about three kids, Conner, Vanessa and Tony who all tried to commit suicide Each of their stories is very sad..so very sad They all end up in the same psych ward together and form a friendship One has overbearing parents that push their children to be the best, they have no warmth for the children They just keep pushing them And it pushes the one over the edge to have an affair with an older person, but when that ends, it pushes them over the edge GunshotOne has a father in the military and left at home with a grandmother, a little brother and a mother who is bipolar and accidentally kills herself Cuts the veinOne has a father that left and a mother that lets her boyfriend molest them In juvie for years and years from killing the molester PillsboozeI felt for each of these characters They push di...


  9. says:

    This novel, written in free verse poetry, is set at a mental institution and follows three teens who tried to commit suicide Conner is a rich kid with a perfect life who tried to shoot himself Vanessa, whose mother is also bipolar, is a cutter who went too far one day And Tony, who lived on the street after being abused as a child, tried to kill himself with a drug overdose Now they are all at a private mental hospital, trying to come to terms with what has brought them there.I d heard good things about Hopkins, but my ultimate reaction to this book was bleh I knew it was going to be a problem novel, but I had hoped that Hopkins might do something interesting here Instead, the characterization was often either flat as in the case of Conner and his family or full of holes as in the case of Tony Vanessa is the most well fleshed out character, but Hopkins leaves at least one major plot element just sort of dangling it s mentioned a few times, and then dropped I suppose it might be in part due to the first person nature of the narrative, but I was also disappointed by the way that Conner, Vanessa, and Tony seemed to be the only human characters in the novel The other patients were characterized solely by their mental illnesses, and were very rarely treated with any kind of sympathy I also didn t quite feel that Hopkins did a good enough job evoking the different v...


  10. says:

    Okay so, this was the first book I ve read from Ellen Hopkins Before I read it I had been avoiding her writing for a long time because the books looked lengthy and the style of poetry didn t seem to be right up my alley but I was proved wrong Impulse is about three 17 year old teens who have each tried to commit suicide and failed They wind up in a treatment camp called Aspen Springs, and eventually find each other Together, they face their old demons and find new friendship The story is told in three different point of views Tony, Vanessa, and Connors I ll give my opinion on each of them.Connor His storyline point of view was my least favorite He was the typical jock character, and his connection with Vanessa Tony seemed like nothing than pure lust IMO, he deserved his fate at the end of the novel.Vanessa She was the average, streamline character for me I didn t particularly enjoy it when she was narrating the story, but I didn t hate it either The one thing I really liked about her was her connection with Tony at the end of the book.Tony I found his personality and point of view the best out of threesome I was amazed by his development throughout the story, and found myself...

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