Smoke by Ellen HopkinsSmoke by Ellen Hopkins


byEllen Hopkins

Paperback | February 3, 2015

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Pattyn’s father is dead. Now she’s on the run in this riveting companion to New York Times bestseller Burned, which Kirkus Reviews calls “a strong, painful, and tender piece about wresting hope from the depths of despair.”

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 fatal 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.
Ellen Hopkins was born in Long Beach, California on March 26, 1955. She started her writing career with a number of nonfiction books for children, including Air Devils and Orcas: High Seas Supermen. She has written about 20 non-fiction books. Her first novel, Crank, was written in verse and met with critical acclaim. Her other fiction ...
Title:SmokeFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:576 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1.5 inShipping dimensions:8.25 × 5.5 × 1.5 inPublished:February 3, 2015Publisher:Margaret K. McElderry BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1416983295

ISBN - 13:9781416983293

Appropriate for ages: 14


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it Reading all of Hopkins book, Burned and Smoke are definitely my all time favourites. The story is captivating and honest.
Date published: 2018-06-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from ellen hopkins is nothing but a genius pattyn is my favourite fictional character
Date published: 2017-12-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Really enjoyed Another Ellen Hopkins book that I enjoyed. i really wanted to see what happened to all the characters. This was a sad story in my opinion but i loved it!
Date published: 2017-12-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from ok perfered the other ones but still ok
Date published: 2017-12-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Such an amazing read !! Ellen hopkins never seizes to amaze me
Date published: 2017-11-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from GREAT! Ellen Hopkins does it once again, writes a wonderful piece of work, and I adored it.
Date published: 2017-06-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good! I enjoyed Burned better than this one, but still a very enjoyable read.
Date published: 2017-03-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great book I loved this book, the characters are great and as always, Hopkins does a wonderful job handling a tough topic
Date published: 2017-02-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great I bought this (and some other Ellen Hopkins books) for my teenage cousin based on staff recommendations, she loved it!
Date published: 2016-11-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from very good read, heart filled, and emotional. Ellen Hopkins is by far my favorite author!
Date published: 2014-01-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great sequel! Smoke, the sequel to Burned, brings back Pattyn Von Stratten, this time on the run from the police after the death of her father. Pattyn tries to start a new life far from home, without Ethan. Her younger sister Jackie is the only one who knows what happened the night their father died but she has her own secrets and, with Pattyn gone, has no one she can turn to. I was worried, with how much I enjoyed Burned, that this sequel wouldn't live up to expectations, but I enjoyed this one just as much, if not more, than Burned. Burned was focused mostly on Pattyn and her finding herself and love. In Smoke, it's told in both Pattyn and Jackie's POVs so we get two different stories, two different character arcs. I really liked getting Jackie's story and more about the home life as well as Pattyn's story with her on the run. It's impossible not to feel for these girls. And the side characters that were introduced, Adriana, Angel, Sophie, Gavin, were all so likeable(and adorable in some cases). The contrast between the two girls' stories was really good. Pattyn alone, trying to rebuild herself after what happened in the first book. Jackie surrounded by family but voiceless. Both of them discovering this strength inside them. I love Ellen Hopkins' writing style, can't write a review without mentioning that. The first time I just read through the book but then I can spend hours going through the pages and looking at the way the words are positioned to see "hidden" sentences. There's no shying away from hard topics or the hard questions. Knowing the right thing to do doesn't mean it's easy. I did have to step away from reading a few times during the book. It just got a little too overwhelming. I do kind of wish we'd gotten at least one character from the LDS faith who wasn't so willing to stay silent to give a bit of balance to the religious community aspect of the books. Overall, I'm happy a sequel was written and it definitely lived up to my expectations. *I was given a copy of this book by the publisher for an honest review.
Date published: 2013-07-20

Editorial Reviews

"Hopkins’s fans should and will clamor for this sequel."