Burned by Ellen Hopkins Quiz
Burned by ellen hopkins is a book about a 17-year-old girl from an ultra-strict, patriarchal Mormon household. Her father is an alcoholic who beats her mother, believing women must succumb to their husbands' actions. Her mother believes her duty is to bear as many children as possible, especially a boy to carry on the family name. But Pattyn's mother only conceived girls.
Pattyn, unable to take the stress of her home, begins to question her role in life, especially through her father's eyes. Eventually, she starts to experiment with dating behind her parents' backs, but is caught in the desert by her drunken father. Derek, her boyfriend, leaves her for another girl, whom Pattyn punches in the face in rage. As a punishment, she is sent away to live with her Aunt Jeanette in eastern Nevada, for her father is finally expecting a son and doesn't need to handle the stress Pattyn creates.