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Impulse

Hopkins, Ellen (Book - 2007)
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
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Three teens who meet at Reno, Nevada's Aspen Springs mental hospital after each has attempted suicide connect with each other in a way they never have with their parents or anyone else in their lives.
Authors: Hopkins, Ellen
Title: Impulse
Publisher: New York : Margaret K. McElderry Books, 2007
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 666 p. ;,19 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Ellen Hopkins
Summary: Three teens who meet at Reno, Nevada's Aspen Springs mental hospital after each has attempted suicide connect with each other in a way they never have with their parents or anyone else in their lives.
ISBN: 1416903577
9781416903574
1416903569
9781416903567
Branch Call Number: y HOPKINS
Subject Headings: Interpersonal relations Juvenile fiction Psychiatric hospitals Juvenile fiction Mental illness Juvenile fiction Suicide Juvenile fiction
Genre/Form: Young adult fiction
Novels in verse
Topical Term: Interpersonal relations
Psychiatric hospitals
Mental illness
Suicide
LCCN: 2006007854
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Three teens who meet at Reno, Nevada's Aspen Springs mental hospital after each has attempted suicide connect with each other in a way they never have with their parents or anyone else in their lives.


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Oct 18, 2014
  • MissPeach14 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Wow. This book... it just made me think on a whole other level. This is the first book by Hopkins and I have four more on hold! Great great GREAT book. Really makes you think twice about what suicidal teens are going through...

This was my very first Ellen Hopkins book and thus far my favorite. After reading this I became hooked on her work! The story was interesting from the very beginning, easy to read, realistic, and connectable. There wasn't a moment where I didn't feel close to the characters! I really don't want to give anything away but this is a MUST READ!

Jul 23, 2014
  • denmichelle rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I was sad reading it

Jul 20, 2014
  • Love_Dance65 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

amazing<3

May 20, 2013
  • NicoleHerdman01 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Best Hopkin book ever! So awesome and very realistic. I definitely recommend it to anyone and everyone, especially teens! Beautiful and such a insightful, impacting book. Read it!

Mar 31, 2013
  • maili rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

the book was amzing! love this author! i just didnt like the ending too much

Aug 10, 2012
  • JennComishen rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

When I first read this book, I dind't realize that I'd become so hooked. I LOVE the writing format, and the face that you gain so much knowledge on such serious issues. It was very interesting, and I've gone along and read all of the authours books. Amazing. Some of the female characters were relatable too. Best book <3

well, i got to say, i cant wait to read impulse, i have read perfect and i thought it was really good, and i blame the parents for what happens to Conner. after his sister read the letter i got the feeling that he was going to kill himself because that letter screamed you have to be perfect when the reason he killed himself is because he wasnt perfect he couldnt be perfect and his mother never seemed to think it was her fault, she just thought going to a mental hospital could fix him, but its hard to fix someone who felt empty inside to begin with, i wonder if she really loved her son at all. i have to say i like the father so much more, he is also to blame but i think he was a really good person inside, deep down but he just didnt know how to show it and thats why he was so distant.

Nov 08, 2011
  • muphasa rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

when i opened this book i was suprised cause i didnt know the format ws gonna be like that , but im happy it didnt stp me from reading. i absolutely loved this book it was really sad at time, but it was really nice to read

Nov 05, 2011
  • KKPGIRL rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This was a very good book that described the repercussions of suicide. I think my favorite of the 3 main characters was Vanessa. The end was kind of a surprise, but I still saw it coming. I had a little bit of trouble with the point of view switching between Vanessa, Conner, and Tony because I'd forget whose point of view it was and get confused. The dynamic of the 3 characters was also a little confusing because the 2 boys were suppose to be gay, but then fell in love with Vanessa? I would recommend this for those who like darker books, or those who enjoyed Willow and Wintergirls. I'm looking forward to reading the sequel, Perfect, to see what happens.

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Jan 08, 2013
  • NicoleHerdman01 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Nov 05, 2011
  • KKPGIRL rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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Jul 23, 2014
  • denmichelle rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

a book about children who end up in hosptial- has amazing poems

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Jan 08, 2013
  • NicoleHerdman01 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Some people may consider some scenes frightening/intense, but it really depends. The parts I am talking about are really brief and not so intense.

Jan 08, 2013
  • NicoleHerdman01 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: Talk about sexual actions, maybe one or two short but not descriptive scenes.

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Act
on your impulse,
swallow the bottle,
cut a little deeper,
put the gun to your chest. - Ellen Hopkins

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