Friday, May 29, 2009

Book Review- The Bermudez Triangle By Maureen Johnson

The Bermudez Triangle The Bermudez Triangle by Maureen Johnson

This was a very refreshing change in the YA books I have been reading lately. I have been reading a lot of Fantasy (which I love) but this was a complete 180 from those books that I didn't know I would like so much. There was a good mix of romance, coming of age story and controversial issue to really grab my interest.

 It tells the story of young girls falling in love for the first time, the changing dynamics between friends and the usual fear of what others think of them. The difference that I liked was that the romance develops between two of a trio of best friends. Mel, who is completely sure that she prefers girls to boys and falls completely in love and Avery, who is confused about her feelings and doesn't want anyone to know about her "relationship". The third friend, Nina, who is away for the summer when this all comes about, is surprised but supportive and yet feels a bit left out.

I really enjoyed this book. The characters were believable and likable, very sympathetic. The story line was refreshingly new to me and quite interesting. I really liked the way Maureen Johnson addressed the girls' discovery of their sexuality. The book showed a teen coming to terms with being gay in a very real and sensitive way. Definitely a must read.



  1. This has been one of my favorite books of 2009 so far. I loved it. I think Johnson did an excellent job.

  2. Unusual story line for a YA but a good one for teenagers who might be going through that confused sexuality stage.


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