When I first opened TRIANGLES, I was surprised at the format. Ellen Hopkin's writing style is much different than the novels I typically read, as the entire book is written in poetic verse. But, the book reads just as simply as free prose, and has a way of telling a no holds bar story that will intrigue readers.
The book was a bit racer than I usually pick up, as it explored sex, marriage, friendship, and loss. But all the topics are so entwined and well thought out that I couldn't put the book down.
TRIANGLES' point of view rotates between three women whose lives are interwoven. While each has a unique home life, they all share friendships, marriage problems, and the realization that they are "half-way to death." All three women wonder if this is the direction their lives were meant to go in, and what they can do to feel more alive.
About the author:
Ellen Hopkins is the #1
New York Times bestselling, award-winning author of eight young adult novels, including Crank, Glass, Fallout, and Perfect. TRIANGLES is her first adult novel, and Tilt, which focuses on the teen characters from TRIANGLES, will be published in September 2012. Hopkins’ second adult novel Collateral will be published in November 2012.
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A copy was provided for review. All opinions are my own.