Triangles Book Review

‘Triangles’ is the first adult novel that Ellen Hopkins has written. I think it is absolutely brilliant. ‘Triangles’ is the story of three women whose lives are connected in multiple ways, some of those ways being through friendship, tragedy, and family. As these stories unfolded I really got pulled into their worlds and I couldn’t get enough. Each individual story is amazing in its own way.

Marissa’s story broke my heart but I think it is beautifully written and it touched me on many levels. I couldn’t imagine going through what her family had to which is just so devastating. It’s a real eye opener and I hope more people will read this book if simply for that reason.

I emphatizes for Andrea. She is a very strong woman who continues to get dealt a bad hand. However throughout it all she knows her daughter is all that matters, even when she stumbles into some really bad habits involving a friend’s husband.

Holly however is a bit of a wild child. Still and if I want to be completely honest, there were a few times I wanted to smack her but her story is still very entertaining and sometimes bordered on being raunchy.

Overall this book was brilliant; the writing took some amazing talent and I was addicted to it. I finished it in two days. I literally couldn’t put down. Ellen Hopkins has done it again. If you haven’t read any of her books, you don’t know what you are missing. These will one day be considered classics as far as I am concerned. So if you haven’t read her work, do it now, trust me you won’t be disappointed.

‘Triangles’ is an amazing novel and I would recommend it to everyone.


Ellen Hopkins

Publisher: Atria Books

Publishing Date: October 18, 2011

ISBN: 9781451626339

Genre: Adult Fiction