November 19, 2011

Triangles and Ellen Hopkins

Triangles
author:  Ellen Hopkins
source:  ARC from publisher
published: October 2011

FLAP COPY SUMMARY
THREE FEMALE FRIENDS FACE MIDLIFE CRISES IN A NO-HOLDS-BARRED EXPLORATION OF SEX, MARRIAGE, AND THE FRAGILITY OF LIFE.
Holly: Filled with regret for being a stay-at-home mom.
Andrea: A single mom and avowed celibate, she watches her friend Holly’s meltdown.
Marissa: She has more than her fair share of challenges.
As one woman’s marriage unravels, another’s rekindles. As one woman’s family comes apart at the seams, another’s reconfigures into something bigger and better. All of them will learn the meaning of friendship, betrayal, and forgiveness.
Unflinchingly honest, emotionally powerful, surprisingly erotic, Triangles is the ultimate page-turner. Hopkins’s gorgeous, expertly honed poetic verse perfectly captures the inner lives of her characters. Sometimes it happens like that. Sometimes you just get lost.
 
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It is not often an author can change from one genre to another;  Ellen Hopkins has accomplished this well!   A popular famous author of YA books written in verse, she has added Triangles for adults, also in verse.   The next adult book is Collateral, about deployment and what that means to those left behind.

Triangles is NOT meant for YAs, but it wouldn't surprise me to find out YAs picked up this book to read.   Reminds me of decades ago when my younger cousin and I read Grace Metalious's books (she wrote Peyton Place -- the erotic book of its time).  I saw our grandmother reading her  book too;  I was aghast and ashamed.  Gran simply said, "I just wanted to see what you girls are reading."  What a wise wonderful woman!

Ellen currently is at the Miami  Book Festival.   Soon, very soon, there'll be answers to some questions posed to Ellen.

In the meantime, if you haven't seen other reviews of Triangles, here are Bloggers participating in Crazy Book Tours Triangles Tour:


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