Three Sides of a Heart (Hardcover)

Stories About Love Triangles

By Natalie C. Parker

HarperTeen, 9780062424471, 448pp.

Publication Date: December 19, 2017

List Price: 17.99*
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You may think you know the love triangle, but you've never seen love triangles like these.

These top YA authors tackle the much-debated trope of the love triangle, and the result is sixteen fresh, diverse, and romantic stories you don’t want to miss.

This collection, edited by Natalie C. Parker, contains stories written by Renee Ahdieh, Rae Carson, Brandy Colbert, Katie Cotugno, Lamar Giles, Tessa Gratton, Bethany Hagan, Justina Ireland, Alaya Dawn Johnson, EK Johnston, Julie Murphy, Garth Nix, Natalie C. Parker, Veronica Roth, Sabaa Tahir, and Brenna Yovanoff.

A teen girl who offers kissing lessons. Zombies in the Civil War South. The girl next door, the boy who loves her, and the girl who loves them both. Vampires at a boarding school. Three teens fighting monsters in an abandoned video rental store. Literally the last three people on the planet.

What do all these stories have in common?

The love triangle.

Praise For Three Sides of a Heart: Stories About Love Triangles

★ “An engaging short story collection. The authors use unique strategies for weaving together sexuality and relationships in their love triangle–themed prose. The depiction of various identities and  romantic choices make this collection an inclusive, relevant one that is likely to foster acceptance.”

“A volume that has something for readers of all genders and orientations.”

“A fresh, and maybe redeeming, look at a popular trope.”

“Skillfully crafted. Even readers who think they dislike love triangles will find something to enjoy here.”

“[An] excellent anthology that upends expectations and poses ‘questions about self-determination and what it means to embrace the power of choice.’”