Author(s): Ellen Hopkins
From the "New York Times" bestselling author of "Triangles" comes an exquisitely told story about a young woman torn between passionate first love and the disturbing realities of war. The last thing Ashley ever expected was to end up a military wife. But Cole doesn't match her stereotype of the aggressive Marine. He's pas-sionate and romantic, and their relationship evolves into a deeply felt, sexually charged love affair that survives four deployments. Cole desper-ately wants Ashley to marry him, but when she meets another man, a college professor, she begins to see what life might be like outside the shadow of war. Written in Ellen Hopkins's stunning poetic verse style, "Collateral" cap-tures the hearts of the soldiers on the battlefield and the minds of their friends, family, and lovers who also sacrifice their lives and happiness for their country at war. Is the collateral damage worth the fight?
"Uplifting and heartbreaking... featuring characters grappling with the serious issues of our time."
Ellen Hopkins is the #1 "New York Times" bestselling author of "Triangles," as well as nine young adult novels, including the Crank trilogy and "Tilt," which are beloved by teens and adults alike. She lives in Carson City, Nevada, with her family. Visit her online at EllenHopkins.com.