Reviewed by Jessa Larsen

In Triangles, an emotionally packed novel, three women are faced with an age-old question: If this is the middle of my life, is this really all I have to show for it?

Holly, filled with regret for being a stay-at-home mom, decides to lose weight and turn herself into a self-proclaimed sex goddess. Andrea, a celibate single mom, watches Holly’s meltdown and transformation with a mixture of concern and envy. Marissa is stuck at home with a gay son, terminally ill daughter, and constantly absent husband. As one woman’s marriage falls apart, another’s rekindles. As one family begins to self-destruct, another mends itself into something bigger and better. In a story all about connections and disconnections, one person’s up is another person’s down and they all wonder if the grass truly is greener on the other side.

Triangles is yet another amazing novel written by Ellen Hopkins. It’s written in her usual style of poetry which I absolutely love. Typically her novels have more of a teenage type setting, so I was very pleased to see that she changed it up a bit with characters closer to my age and thus more relatable. It’s definitely full of emotion and heartbreak as well as triumphs for the various women in the story.

Hopkins has an amazing talent for reaching out to her readers and pulling them right into the book. I felt for each of the women and even shed a tear or two. I would not only recommend Triangles, but also every other novel by this author. I own them and have read them repeatedly. I can’t wait to see what she comes out with next.

Rating: ★★★★★ 

Jessa lives in Utah with her husband, 2 sons, 2 cats, and 2 dogs. She goes to school full time as an English major with a focus in creative writing. She likes anime and reads books and plays video games in her moments of spare time.

Review copy was provided free of any obligation by Atria. No monetary or any other form of compensation was received.