Impulse by Ellen Hopkins
Three lives, three different paths to the same destination: Aspen Springs, a psychiatric hospital for those who have attempted the ultimate act—suicide.
Vanessa is beautiful and smart, but her secrets keep her answering the call of the blade. Tony, after suffering a painful childhood, can only find peace through pills. And Conner, outwardly, has the perfect life. But dig a little deeper and find a boy who is in constant battle with his parents, his life, himself.
In one instant each of these young people decided enough was enough. Now they have a second chance, and just maybe, with each other’s help, they can find their way to a better life—but only if they’re strong and can fight the demons that brought them here in the first place.
Trigger & Content Warnings:
- Sexual, emotional & physical abuse
- Teacher-student relationship mentioned
- Bipolar Disorder
- Substance addiction
- Suicide & attempted suicide (theme)
- Abortion mentioned
- Psychiatric hospitalisation