Impulse

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Product Number: 160014
Released: May 01, 2008
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ISBN: #9781416903574
Publisher: McElderry
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Vanessa, Tony and Conner have survived suicide attempts, but for these troubled teens, reengaging with life means facing a host of personal demons. As they struggle along the course of psychiatric treatment, each uncovers scars of angst-and of painful family relationships-while finding in each other a source of strength and inspiration. A novel told in free verse, with alternating chapters giving voice to each of the characters, Impulse strikes directly at the heart of teen strife. A New York Times best-selling author, Ellen Hopkins displays remarkable insight into the inner lives of today's youth, and her engaging writing style is sure to capture the ear of listeners everywhere. "Sharp, searing free verse . fast, jagged, hypnotic."-Kirkus Reviews

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Author(s): Ellen Hopkins

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Author(s): Ellen Hopkins
Product Number DD0759
Released: May 01, 2008
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Publisher: McElderry
ISBN: #9781598877564
eAudio
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Author(s): Ellen Hopkins
Product Number Z10007247
Released: Feb 17, 2009
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Highbridge Company
ISBN: #9781598877700
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Author(s): Ellen Hopkins
Product Number EB00577176
Released: Sep 25, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781416974871

Professional reviews

"The lives of three teenagers converge in a psychiatric hospital after they each attempt suicide. What's amazing is how the three narrators manage to tease out all the emotions from these two boys and one girl. Hopkins's gritty novels are written in free verse, which can act as a buffer to powerful material in print. This audio production is much more immediate. Readers Laura Flanagan, Jeremy Guskin, and Steve Coombs tap into the raw, overwhelmed feelings of abused adolescents and deliver such an honest performance that it's startling. They perform with a visceral complexity and perfect timing that are nothing short of masterful. You will come away from this disturbing yet hopeful production believing that you understand these kids, thanks to a work that gets under your skin and makes you feel it. D.G. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award (c) AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine"

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