Collateral

Author:  Ellen Hopkins
Publisher:  Atria Books
Pages:  496
Genre:  Poetry
Source:  Atria Books

Goodreads:  Written in Hopkins’s stunning poetic verse style, Collateral centers on Ashley, an MFA student at San Diego State University. She grew up reading books and never dreamed she would become a military wife. One night she meets a handsome soldier named Cole. He doesn’t match the stereotype of the aggressive military man. He’s passionate and romantic. He even writes poetry. Their relationship evolves into a sexually charged love affair that goes on for five years and survives four deployments. Cole wants Ashley to marry him, but when she meets another man, a professor with similar pursuits and values, she begins to see what life might be like outside the shadow of war.

Collateral captures the hearts of the soldiers on the battlefield and the minds of the friends, family, and lovers they leave behind. Those who remain at home may be far away from the relentless, sand-choked skies of the Middle East and the crosshairs of a sniper rifle, but just the same, all of them will sacrifice a part of themselves for their country and all will eventually ask themselves if the collateral damage caused by war is worth the fight.



Ope’s Opinion:  I was not able to finish this, so I am not reviewing or rating it.   I do believe this book deserves a shout out, even though I didn’t finish it.  The story seemed like a good one that needed to be told.  I just couldn’t get past the format ( verse ) of the writing.


Rating:  None



                 FTC – Disclosure of Material Connection: 
      I received one copy of this book free of charge from Atria Books Galley Alley. 
      I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the
            book; rather the opinions expressed in this review are my own.
                                                        

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