Smoke by Ellen Hopkins

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Pattyn’s father is dead. Now she’s on the run in this riveting companion to the New York Times bestselling Burned.

Pattyn Von Stratten’s father is dead, and Pattyn is on the run. After far too many years of abuse at the hands of her father, and after the tragic loss of her beloved Ethan and their unborn child, Pattyn is desperate for peace. Only her sister Jackie knows what happened that night, but she is stuck at home with their mother, who clings to normalcy by allowing the truth to be covered up by their domineering community leaders. Her father might be finally gone, but without Pattyn, Jackie is desperately isolated.

Alone and in disguise, Pattyn starts a new life as a migrant worker on a California ranch. But is it even possible to rebuild a life when everything you’ve known has burned to ash and lies seem far safer than the truth?

Bestselling author Ellen Hopkins continues the riveting story of Pattyn Von Stratten she began in Burned to explore what it takes to rise from the ashes, put ghosts to rest, and step into a future.

About Ellen Hopkins

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Ellen Hopkins is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Crank, Burned, Impulse, Glass, Identical, Tricks, Fallout, and Perfect, as well as the adult novels Triangles and Collateral. She lives with her family in Carson City, Nevada, where she has founded Ventana Sierra, a nonprofit youth housing and resource initiative. Visit her at and on Facebook, and follow her on Twitter at @EllenHopkinsYA. For more information on Ventana Sierra, go to
Published September 10, 2013 by Margaret K. McElderry Books. 561 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Fiction
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Two sisters wrestle with guilt and fear after one kills the father who battered them.

Apr 10 2013 | Read Full Review of Smoke

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In this sequel to Hopkins’s Burned, the story of Pattyn Von Stratten continues as she struggles to start anew after the deaths of her abusive father; her lover, Ethan; and their unborn child. On the r

Jan 06 2014 | Read Full Review of Smoke

Gr 10 Up—Smoke, the sequel to Burned, opens dramatically with Pattyon on the run after the murder of her father and Jackie recovering after being raped by a classmate. Exhausted and emotionally drained, Pattyon finds a new beginning with a Mexican American family in California. Keeping her identi...

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Ashley Richerson 5 Sep 2013

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