Wanda Lynne Young: Bookalicious

Nov
02
2011

Triangles by Ellen Hopkins

The Many Shapes and Forms of Love

What does a story look like when the lives of three lovelorn women intersect? The tale takes on the shape of a triangle. Ellen Hopkins shares a torrid tale of love, lust, friendship and trust in her new novel TRIANGLES. Hopkins' signature poetic verse style, lends an intimate and honest tone to the voices of three women who share the common midlife crisis cry: If I'm in the middle of my life, is this really all I've got to show for it?

Holly is a stay-at-home-mom who is filled with regret. She sheds sixty pounds and then her skin in the world of extramarital sex.

Andrea is a single parent who has resigned herself to a celibate lifestyle. She watches with contempt as her friend Holly casts away a committed relationship, something Andrea has always yearned for. 

Marissa is the mother to a terminally ill daughter and a gay teenage son. Her day-to-day is full of challenges, which includes her workaholic husband.

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. In this story of connections and disconnections, one woman's up is another one's down, and all of them will learn the meaning of friendship, betrayal and forgiveness.

Readers might see a bit of themselves or recognize a friend in these three complicated characters. Hopkins puts it best when she says, "This book is dedicated to some very special friends, who shall remain nameless here. But you know who you are." 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Ellen Hopkins is the bestselling YA author of the popular Crank triology that includes Crank, Glass and Fallout. Hopkins can be found on Facebook and followed on Twitter: @EllenHopkinsYA. Vist her website www.ellenhopkins.com for more information on the author and her books.

YUMMY MUMMY BOOK CLUB with special guest author Ellen Hopkins!

The Yummy Mummy Book Club is reading TRIANGLES for the month of November. Our Twitter virtual book club chat is scheduled for Wednesday, December 7th, and runs from 9:30 -11:00 PM EDT (Toronto time). We will have the opportunity to chat with Ellen Hopkins, so get your questions ready and mark your calendar! If you want to participate in the #YMBC discussion on Twitter just follow my @YMCbookalicious tweets and use the hashtag #Triangles during the chat. Participants will have the opportunity to "RT" tweets to win a copy of TRIANGLES or BAG OF BONES by Stephen King.

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BOOKALICIOUS BOOK GRAB GIVEAWAY

Simon & Schuster Canada has copies of Triangles to give to two lucky Bookalicious readers who leave a comment expressing why you would like to read Triangles.

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YUMMY RULES AND REGULATIONS
You must be a Yummy Mummy Club member to win. Click to sign up! It's free and filled with perks. One comment per member. Entries will be accepted until 11:59 pm EDT on November 18, 2011. This contest is open to Canadian residents. Winners will be picked using www.random.org. Please mark the email address wanda@yummymummyclub.ca as a "safe sender" when you enter a Bookalicious giveaway and respond within 1 week of notice to claim your prize!

 

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