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Collateral

Ellen Hopkins

From the sensational writer of the young adult classics Tilt, Crank, and Perfect-and the New York Times bestselling author of the adult novel Triangles-the gripping story of a woman torn between love for her boyfriend, a dedicated Marine deployed to Afghanistan, and the resentment she has for the war that is tearing their lives apart. 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.

From the sensational writer of the young adult classics Tilt, Crank, and Perfect-and the New York Times bestselling author of the adult novel Triangles-the gripping story of a woman torn between love for her boyfriend, a dedicated Marine deployed to Afghanistan, and the resentment she has for the war that is tearing their lives apart. 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.
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From the sensational writer of the young adult classics Tilt, Crank, and Perfect-and the New York Times bestselling author of the adult novel Triangles-the gripping story of a woman torn between love for her boyfriend, a dedicated Marine deployed to Afghanistan, and the resentment she has for the war that is tearing their lives apart. 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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Rebekkah Ross

Length:

8h 39m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:33


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

01:37


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

13:13


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

12:15


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

13:35


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

12:35


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

14:05


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

14:32


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

12:46


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

12:06


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

10:50


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

13:44


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

12:49


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

14:40


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

15:42


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

23:01


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

15:02


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

15:51


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

13:55


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

14:17


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

16:42


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

18:29


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

12:38


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

11:46


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

12:50


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

10:15


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

12:35


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

11:38


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

12:51


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

10:22


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

12:48


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

12:45


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

13:04


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

12:44


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

20:46


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:22


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

14:36


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:16


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

26:02


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:32


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

00:51