This was the first book by Ellen Hopkins that I have ever read. It was also my first time reading a book written in verse. When the opportunity came to participate in a blog tour for Triangles I absolutely jumped at the chance and I am glad that I did.
Triangles is an absolute roller coaster ride from beginning to end. Told from the various point's of view, Triangles is at times emotional, erotic, raw, honest and above all real.
The stories of Holly, Marissa and Andrea are ones that are found in everyday life. A woman unfulfilled and unhappy in her marriage, a woman struggling to hold on to her family and herself in the face of overwhelming odds, and a woman simply searching for something more. All are stories that we hear about everyday, some of us, maybe experiencing for ourselves in some way shape or form. That, to me, is the mark of excellent writing and storytelling. The fact that it was done so well and in verse is a bonus.
This is not a YA book, but fans of Ellen's YA readers who have grown up and matured with each novel written by Ellen Hopkins will find Triangles to be a welcome addition to their collection.