Title Profile & Character Information

Impulse

Annotation
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.



Awards
2008  Bluegrass Award

Characters
NameVaneesa
GenderFemale
OccupationStudent

NameTony
GenderMale
OccupationStudent
TraitAbused

NameConnor
GenderMale
OccupationStudent
TraitTwin

GenreYoung adult fiction
Psychological
Coming of age
TopicsTeenagers
Psychiatric patients
Attempted suicide
Secrets
Friendship
Family relationships
Fatherless families
Addictions
Identity
Love affairs
Loss
Mental illness
Emotional healing
Second chances
Drug overdoses
SettingPsychiatric hospital