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Sunday, July 19, 2015

Smoke by Ellen Hopkins

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, 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? @goodreads



Wow! Just when you think there can be no more heartache, you read the second book :(

This story brings to life what really happened the night Pattyn's dad was killed. This one also brings Jackie's story into play. She is the oldest child after Pattyn. I think there is, what, 9 of them in all. Either way it's a big brood!

What these two girls go through in their lives is atrocious. It just makes me sick and so mad! Pattyn's dad got what was coming to him, we don't really see that in the first novel.

Some really bad things happen to Jackie in this book, it actually takes place in the other book, but we don't find out about it until this book. I do know that after what I find out, I can't stand her mother. I mean I can not even imagine a parent treating their kids this way, but I know it happens in the real world every day.

The author wrote this book in the same beautiful way as the first book. I really loved this book as much as the first one.

Pattyn is on the run and ends up with some wonderful people,one which is Angel, that help get her a job. But as you know, everywhere she goes, tragedy strikes.

BUT, ALAS, I am so glad to announce this book had a happy ending. FINALLY! The girls have a happy ending. They definately needed it.  
5 Stars

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