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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,262 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ellen Hopkins Narrator: January LaVoy, Janel Moloney, Jan Maxwell, Michele Pawk Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2011 ISBN: 9781442345379
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In this first adult novel by the New York Times bestselling author of the unforgettable Crank trilogy, three female friends face midlife crisis in a no holds-barred exploration of sex, marriage, and the fragility of life.

Ellen Hopkins has made her mark as the wildly popular author of several novels for young adults—every one of them a New York Times bestseller, and every one a hard-hitting exploration of tough-to-tackle topics. Now, in Triangles, Hopkins brings her storytelling mastery and fearlessness to take on the challenges of adult dramas.

In this emotionally powerful novel, three women face the age-old midlife question: If I’m halfway to death, is this all I’ve got to show for it? Holly, filled with regret for being a stay-at-home mom, sheds sixty pounds and loses herself in the world of extramarital sex. Andrea, a single mom and avowed celibate, watches her friend Holly’s meltdown with a mixture of concern and contempt. Holly is throwing away what Andrea has spent her whole life searching for—a committed relationship with a decent guy. So what if Andrea picks up Holly’s castaway husband? Then there’s Marissa. She has more than her fair share of challenges—a gay teenage son, a terminally ill daughter, and a husband who buries himself in his work rather than face the facts. As one woman’s marriage unravels, another one’s rekindles. As one woman’s family comes apart at the seams, another’s is reconfigured into something bigger and better. In this story of connections and disconnections, one woman’s up is another one’s down, and all three of them will learn the meaning of friendship, betrayal, and forgiveness before it is through. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Absorbing…told in beautiful blank verse.”

    Entertainment Weekly

  • “A raw and riveting tale of love and forgiveness that will captivate readers.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Hopkins graduates to the grown-up leagues with her latest effort.”

    Booklist

  • An Entertainment Weekly “Must Read”
  • Selected for the November 2011 Indie Next List

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Felicia | 2/12/2014

    " It was amazing. Sometimes I find it hard being 19, to put myself in the shoes of someone in their mid-forties but I quite enjoyed the book. It was interesting having read all the previous books by Ellen Hopkins to see her go into a more erotic novel, but I enjoyed it a lot and I cant wait to read her books to come. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Brigid McCarthy | 2/2/2014

    " Liked the storylines enough, but I don't know about the stanza format for the entire book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sky Wyatt | 1/31/2014

    " A really good book just like the rest of her books. Im gkad she has started adult novels but I still love all of her work. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Bobbie Grob | 1/27/2014

    " Wow. This book was written entirely in poems, and I found that I had to work too hard to piece the story together. I read as a relaxing escape, not as homework. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cheryl Vaughn | 1/17/2014

    " My favorite Ellen Hopkins book to date. Can't wait to read about the teens from this book in Tilt. Coming soon. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katie Costello | 12/30/2013

    " Such a good book! Shows the different perspectives and how much went on without the kids knowing. Love this author! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Taylor Berenda | 12/11/2013

    " Very different from her young adult novels. Loved it "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christine | 11/28/2013

    " Ellen Hopkins is one of my favorite authors. Gut-wrenching, all the way through. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Joanne | 11/22/2013

    " Adult book instead of YA. After about 10 pages I'd had enough. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah Swayze | 9/18/2013

    " I wasn't sure how I'd feel about a book written entirely in verse, but the the characters are rich and the story is well developed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vicky N. | 8/25/2013

    " This book was interesting. I didn't exactly loved the ending, but generally the verse gave a bigger impact to the story and to the character's feelings and I really liked that. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachel Bohlman | 6/16/2013

    " One of Ellen Hopkins best! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cecilia | 4/23/2013

    " It is going to take me a couple of days to think about how to review this. I may give it another star.. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kelsey | 11/22/2012

    " This is her first adult novel and it was truly one of my favorites. Because after a while you get sick of the teen drama. This was all about mommy drama and it was very very good "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Keli | 3/24/2012

    " I cried when Shelby died and all the deceitfulness made me cherish Tyler even more. I could never hurt him or do those things to him. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vicky | 11/6/2011

    "
    This book was interesting. I didn't exactly loved the ending, but generally the verse gave a bigger impact to the story and to the character's feelings and I really liked that. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rebecca | 11/5/2011

    " I love her ya books because I can identify with the struggles...her new adult book is crafted masterfully but I lay a foundation of hope that those stories will never be mine. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 KrisT | 11/3/2011

    " She is such an amazing writer! Love her books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kate | 11/1/2011

    " Adult Ellen Hopkins and I liked it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dona | 10/26/2011

    " It took a while to get used to the style of writing and I could have done without the poems between characters but I did enjoy it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer | 10/21/2011

    " This is Ellen Hopkins first Adult Novel! Just like all of Ellen's books ... you are left wanting more! This was a great book, touching on adult issues and capturing life. You will not be disappointed! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy | 10/20/2011

    " This is an interesting book. It's written in several poetic formats and tells a story in the voices of 3 different women. Good story, but I was mostly impressed with the format. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Trish | 10/17/2011

    " I loved this book. All the woman are really relatable even when they don't make the best decisions.At first the way the author writes the book it is hard to read but you get use to it.
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About the Author
Author Ellen Hopkins

Ellen Hopkins edited and wrote short stores for small, alternative publisher before beginning her own novels. Now she is the New York Times bestselling author of Crank, Burned, Impulse, Glass, Identical, Tricks, Fallout, and Perfect. She lives with her family in Carson City, Nevada. 

About the Narrators

January LaVoy, winner of eleven Earphones Awards for narration, is an American actress best known for her character Noelle Ortiz on the ABC daytime drama One Life to Live. In addition to working extensively in narration and television, including roles on Law & Order and All My Children, she has worked on and off Broadway as well as in regional theater.

Jan Maxwell is an American stage and television actress. She made her Broadway debut in the musical City of Angels and has been nominated for two Tony Awards and two Drama Desk Awards. She won the 2005 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical for Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Her Broadway credits include Sixteen Wounded, Match, and The Dinner Party. She is the sister of Obie Award–winning playwright Richard Maxwell.