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Impulse

Written by: Ellen Hopkins
Narrated by: Laura Flanagan,Jeremy Guskin,Steve Coombs
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Publisher's Summary

Three teens who have attempted suicide meet in a psychiatric hospital, battle their demons, and begin to heal.

The handsome son of wealthy parents, Connor has everything anyone could want...except his family's love and affection. Jailed for years after killing his mother's child-molesting boyfriend, Tony is confused about his sexuality. Manic-depressive Vanessa cuts herself. All three stories intertwine in a brutally honest story about pain and resilience.

©2007 Ellen Hopkins (P)2009 HighBridge Company

What the critics say

"Sharp, searing free verse...fast, jagged, hypnotic." ( Kirkus)
"A riveting, fast-paced story of teenage hurt and healing". ( VOYA)

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I absolutely love these books they are so sad but it hits home for me so sad of course I cried my eyes out at the end even though I read this book before I'm never ready for the end..

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  • Jazmine
  • 2015-07-04

Everything to want in a book❤️

I loved every second of this book. I finished in three days, I couldn't let it go I had to find out what happened in the end. The end was sad, and it made me cry. You'll love this book!

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  • Megan
  • 2018-01-26

one of my favorites

this book was the first Ellen Hopkins I ever read. and I read it when I was going through a really rough time in my life. after the first chapter by Vanessa I was hooked. I read it faster than any other book, couldn't put it down. now listening to it, its a whole new wave of aw. the characters come to life in this recording. you will feel as the feel. relate it ways you may never share to others. listen to it. you won't be sorry. and if you like this one listen to identical next.

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  • Hannah
  • 2017-09-04

Will pull at your heart

This book is beautifully written, and is so deep and has a very powerful message.

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  • Loni
  • 2022-11-21

Slowburn

Ending gave me CHILLS
Definite trigger warnings : Child (sexual) abuse & grooming
Amazing storyline but more of a slowburn.
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  • Stephanie Haddock
  • 2022-07-01

couldn't stop listening

Loved it. Great insight into the psyche of people... couldn't stop listening. enraptured by the riveting story of 3 kids who felt trapped, can't help but sympathize and want to hear more.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2022-03-24

Worth it

Connor’s story always gets me. As a mom I just can’t get over how a parent could be so calloused towards their child, but I realize it happens a lot. It’s important to recognize success no matter how small.

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  • Garrett
  • 2021-03-22

one od my favorites

very intense emotional book read it when i was younger its just as good now.

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  • sierra
  • 2020-12-21

obsessed

I absolutely love Ellen Hopkins. this is by far my favorite book along side burned. thank you for such great books!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2020-09-07

Incredibly moving novel

One of my favorite authors , and books. Have re-read it several times , definitely worth your time :D

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  • Paul Thompson
  • 2020-06-26

Very deep

Loved this book however in the behind listening to it on audio it was hard to know when the person speaking had switched when it would go from Connor to Tony. Got the hang of it and really enjoyed it. Love her descriptive view on the human psyche