Ellen Hopkins fans have a lot to be excited about.
Fallout, the final book in a free verse trilogy that includes Crank (2004) and Glass (2007), comes out tomorrow. (Crank is about a girl’s life spinning out of control after she becomes addicted to crystal meth, and was inspired by Hopkins’ daughter’s experience. Glass continues Kristina’s story, and Fallout is told from the point of view of her children.)
And now Hopkins will write her first adult novel, called Triangles. According to Publisher’s Marketplace, it’s about “the dark side of love and friendship for three women at mid-life, as they face infidelity, the trials of parenting adolescents, and turning forty.”
The novel will be published by Atria, and Hopkins has tweeted that it will likely come out in the fall of 2011.
I wonder if Triangles will be told in free verse, which is a trademark of the author. This writing style was praised in BookPage’s review of Tricks, in 2009: “Hopkins is a fine practitioner of the free-verse novel; her voices are distinct and put readers directly into the minds and hearts of her characters.”
Are you a fan of Hopkins’ teen books? Will you look for Triangles?