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The Bermudez Triangle By Maureen Johnson The Bermudez Triangle What happens when your two best friends fall in lovewith each other Their friendship went so far back it bordered on the Biblical in the beginning there was Nina and Avery and Mel So says high schoo

  • Title: The Bermudez Triangle
  • Author: Maureen Johnson
  • ISBN: 9781595141552
  • Page: 140
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Bermudez Triangle By Maureen Johnson What happens when your two best friends fall in lovewith each other Their friendship went so far back, it bordered on the Biblical in the beginning, there was Nina and Avery and Mel So says high school senior Nina Bermudez about herself and her two best friends, nicknamed The Bermudez Triangle by a jealous wannabe back on Nina s eleventh birthday But the threesWhat happens when your two best friends fall in lovewith each other Their friendship went so far back, it bordered on the Biblical in the beginning, there was Nina and Avery and Mel So says high school senior Nina Bermudez about herself and her two best friends, nicknamed The Bermudez Triangle by a jealous wannabe back on Nina s eleventh birthday But the threesome faces their first separation when Nina goes away the summer before their senior year And in ten short weeks, everything changes.Nina returns home bursting with stories about Steve, the quirky yet adorable eco warrior she fell for hard while away But when she asks her best friends about their summer romances, an awkward silence follows.Nina soon learns the shocking truth when she sees Mel and Avery Their friendship is rocked by what feels like the ultimate challenge But it s only the beginning of a sometimes painful, sometimes funny, always gripping journey as three girls discover who they are and what they really want.
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    1. Christine✨ on said:

      In a search of recent LGBT young adult novels, Maureen Johnson s The Bermudez Triangle recently republished as On the Count of Three pops up pretty early on I procrastinated reading this for a long time, partially because I have learned what to expect from so called mainstream queer YA I was mildly intrigued enough by the re issued copy to splurge on it at Barnes Noble, all in the name of research of course.The thing is, I really want to like this book I would have given it four stars, aside fro [...]

    2. Bren on said:

      My dad does this thing, where he reads the summaries of books I m reading and then decides whether or not he is impressed Whenever I m reading some advanced adult literature or a classic, he just reads it and mumbles something about it being long or difficult Whenever I read a book by Maureen Johnson, he takes one look at the cover and declares, That doesn t look like your style of book, or, That looks kind of like a beach read And as much as I try to convince him that it is not the subject matt [...]

    3. Agatha Donkar on said:

      This is the book I wanted to read from Maureen Johnson it s the story of Nina and her two best friends, Mel and Avery when Nina spends the summer at a pre college program, Mel and Avery fall in love Johnson handles the difficulties of coming out in high school deftly, and Mel who struggles with knowing that she s gay and knowing that Avery, her girlfriend, probably isn t is a wonderfully sympathetic character, possibly my favorite in the book The real world of course doesn t always have a happy [...]

    4. Brigid ✩ Cool Ninja Sharpshooter ✩ on said:

      Wow I really liked it This is the third book I ve read by Maureen Johnson, and it was definitely my fave of her books that I ve read so far although 13 Little Blue Envelopes is a very close second, i thought parts of it were a little far fetched But I thought that The Bermudez Triangle was a really good and believable story, and addressed an extremely important topic that a lot of people are uncomfortable to discuss w family and friends The characters were very well developed, and the plot was g [...]

    5. Lizzie on said:

      I love this book s premise so, so, so very much I think it does a marvelous job with a marvelous idea, and becomes a rather useful story about gay teenagers and friendship I m really glad it s a book Some of the stuff holding it up didn t work as well for me, so this is gonna go on the record with 3 stars, because that weakness holds it back from being a really wonderful book But it is a wonderful subject.A few things could have balanced a little better for me My biggest problem was Nina and thi [...]

    6. oliviasbooks on said:

      I ve read 113 pages and I ll stop The story is about three best friends in their senior year at High School While dominant Nina had been at leadership camp during summer break, witty Avery and shy, fragile Mel became lovers, which somehow shifted the angles of their former perfect triangle into a mismatched thing that leaves Nina feeling superfluous not really wanted The only person Nina would like to chew this out with is her absent and busy long distance boyfriend Steve a summer souvenir , who [...]

    7. Floor Flawless on said:

      Weer een prachtig boek van Maureen Johnson Hierin wordt goed verwerkt dat een sterke vriendschap onvoorwaardelijk is, ondanks ruzies en moeilijkheden Daarnaast nog het aspect uit de kast komen en het ontdekken van je geaardheid Goed beschreven in dit boek Het eerste stuk was wel even inkomen, maar daarna las het als een trein.

    8. Sylwia (Wish Fulfillment) on said:

      Note The first few pages of the novel start off with every cliche writing trope I recommend pushing through, as those are the only pages that are cliche.Why I Recommend Bumping This UP On Your TBR 1 Two of the three characters have interesting journeys when it comes to sexual orientation identity development At the end of the book it seems like they re both straight, but before we get to the end of the book they sure participate in some not straight things one is in a relationship with her femal [...]

    9. Hannah on said:

      I feel guilty only giving this book two stars, since it really was worth at least 2.5, and as well, Maureen Johnson is one of my favourite authors However, I couldn t bring myself to award it a full three stars.I didn t find any of the main characters particularly likeable Avery is aloof and flake ish, and ultimately never takes responsibility for her actions Mel is the typical weak personality, relies on everybody else to speak and think for her She s also incredibly clingy, to basically everyb [...]

    10. Ashley on said:

      This is like 3.5 stars for me, mostly for the ending, which just fizzled out, after a strong beginning, strong middle, even strong leading up to the end but the end was a nope Rounding up though, because I m just magnamimous like that.The Bermudez Triangle I refuse to ackowledge its new title follows Nina, Avery, and Mel, who have been best friends since they were small children In the summer before their senior year, Nina goes away to a college prep program in California, and Avery and Mel f [...]

    11. Ruthie on said:

      I had no idea what to expect when I picked up this book All I really knew about it was that one of my favorite authors John Green is friends with the author, Maureen Johnson, and that there was some controversy awhile ago over whether or not the book was appropriate for school libraries John Green had at the time said that it was a ridiculous discussion because there was nothing in the book that was remotely ban worthy Curious, I ordered the book, and I agree with him, there s no reason to ban t [...]

    12. Keris on said:

      Maureen Johnson s second novel, The Bermudez Triangle, was famously banned by a school library in Oklahoma Why Lesbian content I know In a young adult book Whatever next Is it shocking and likely to corrupt our teenagers Is it heck When Nina Bermudez goes attends a college study program during the summer, her best friends and the other two sides of the triangle I wanted to say titular triangle there, but I thought, given the whole banning thing, I d better not , Avery and Melanie don t know how [...]

    13. Elizabeth on said:

      I loved this book It s a lot deeper than some other YA books I liked how Maureen Johnson explained each side of the story realistically Although the middle is kind of dry, it s a good book with lots of heart I learned that a lot of people have similar reactions when their good friends come out to them It s neat and I really enjoyed how it wasn t biased and it showed true struggle between friends AMAZING

    14. Sarah on said:

      Short review Biphobic trainwreck Longer review See my comments at bisexual books.tumblr

    15. Collin on said:

      This was a good book It was very real, and they didn t need explenations for how things worked, because that s just how life is I liked it It was a really fast read, though But they left out everything with Devon They had a big hidden story with Devon and how he took the picture of Nina s hand and how they thought he spread the rumar but he didn t and though in the beginning he was thought of as annoying, he was actually really nice and the last time he was mentioned was new years eve when Nina [...]

    16. Allison on said:

      At first I was going to give this book two stars for being insipid During the first half to two thirds of the book, it seemed that all the characters were two dimensional and overly stereotypical characterized think of the way Spice Girls or Babysitters Club created characters so that each reader listener could happily identify with the girl of their choice Nina is the responsible, brainy one who just happens to be wildly beautiful , Avery is the artsy less than responsible one but a totally loy [...]

    17. Steph Su on said:

      It s the summer before their senior year and Nina, Avery, and Mel are not spending their time together Nina is going to leadership camp all the way in California, and Avery and Mel are working at a local Irish diner What happens to all of them over the summer is so unexpected that no one can predict how it will change their friendship forever.At camp, Nina falls in love with Steve, her eco warrior boyfriend Steve is her first love, but he also happens to live in Oregon, 3000 miles away from wher [...]

    18. Meghna on said:

      I did not expect that.At all I mean wow This book is so realistic I got what each of them were going through Avery fell for someone she was really close and then realised that maybe this was not something that she wanted and maybe she is really confused about what she wants and Mel was someone who knew what she wanted but would have never done anything about it but through Avery and everything that happened with her she got stronger and decided to fight for what she wanted and Nina is someone wh [...]

    19. Deborah on said:

      Really enjoyed this A very realistic and yet entertaining look at how three best friends lives change after two of those friends start dating each other two girls and the third thinks she has discovered true love with a boy in a college prep program at Stanford Like a much edgier Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants Best points a very realistic portrayal of questioning youth, who I think are often forgotten in literature and real life very rich characters, who are very different from each other not [...]

    20. Angie Nichols on said:

      So, all through high school while my friends were hanging out in book stores instead of partying, we had a running joke about how all the new books that came out were about lesbians, then once we got to college it changed to books about vampires I picked up Bermudez Triangle when I saw it in the library because it was by Maureen Johnson I had really liked Let it Snow, and John and Hank like Maureen Johnson, that seemed like reason enough All that being said I didn t realise this was one of the 0 [...]

    21. Donna on said:

      I m going to go out on a limb and assume Maureen Johnson is straight, because from a lesbian s point of view, this book was majorly off target How did you know you were gay IS NOT AN APPROPRIATE RESPONSE WHEN YOUR FRIEND COMES TO YOU SOBBING BECAUSE HER GIRLFRIEND BROKE UP WITH HERespecially when Nina KNEW for a while that they were dating.Also, Nina fucking outs Mel and then their parents stage this weird intervention that would have never happened in reality.Nina was awful in general and I cou [...]

    22. Alsha on said:

      This was a light, fun read and I finished it over the course two days, so very readable The beginning had me smiling and gleeing Overall, though, I found the Snarky Girl Shy Girl Overachiever Girl characterisations to be somewhat simplistic and less individual than I d hoped although you could say that s part of the book s style Shy Girl in particular could have been portrayed better, I thought whiny and clingy than she was supposed to be although I very much approve of the non stereotypical ga [...]

    23. Nichole on said:

      About halfway through this book, I thought I don t like these characters And it was true But somehow by the end, Maureen Johnson had me rooting for all of them It was especially rewarding to see Mel come to terms with herself and her sexuality and how that really had an effect on her life I think that even when I didn t like the girls, they were very realistic they made the same decisions in relationships that almost everyone I know has made, good or bad There were some plot points that were int [...]

    24. Kricket on said:

      i thought this was a really sweet story with realistic teen characters i especially loved that avery and mel waited tables and slacked off in the ketchup pantry, because that s what i used to do in high school too unfortunately the library s last copy literally fell apart while i was reading it and it appears to be out of print, so i probably won t be able to share this one with any teensbut hey, i really enjoyed it

    25. Meredith on said:

      So I loved the beginning of the book I loved the setting I loved Avery, Nina and Mel I loved their friendship It kind of felt like The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, but with a trio instead of a quartet Then I got to the next chapter And the next And so on and so forth And my early love waned.For such a strong beginning, the book started going downhill after Nine returned from her summer away The early quirks of the girls personalities became unlikable and Parker was thrown in with little ex [...]

    26. Lucia on said:

      I really liked this book The characters were truly unique, and I say that a lot but in this book I really mean it I loved that it really was not some fairy tale and it had real life struggles that people may have especially with one of the characters being very different from their friends But I won t spoil who

    27. Maria A on said:

      This story actually took me a while to finish, I found myself conflicted over the character Avery I found I did not like the character as much as I would like to She was well written and very sarcastic which is usually my type of character But she was very unsure of herself and there was a point in the story where she mentions that bi girls go back and forth While it could be argued that the characters are only seventeen and its a coming of age story where sexuality is questioned the character i [...]

    28. Sherwood Smith on said:

      This is a mainstream YA novel centered on three high school girls before and half way through their senior year They are known as the Bermudez Triangle Bermudez being last name of Nina, one of the three who have been friends since grammar school They are so tight they still use their school yard rituals Nina, whose parents are comfortably off, is sent west to Stanford for a summer program in academic leadership the other two girls, short, rebellious Avery she s taken up smoking just because ever [...]

    29. Leigha's Little Library on said:

      So my reasons for DNFing this book the first time were valid it was not just because of my reading mood or some other factor This time I wasn t even enjoying the book at all The first time reading it, I liked the first several chapters and then it started to get boring.This time, everything was boring and annoying I DO like Maureen Johnson, but this book does not do it for me The relationship between Avery and Mel does not feel authentic or even written well at all, whether this is own voices or [...]

    30. Kelly on said:

      Full review at yannabe 2009 12 20 review Summary Mel, Avery, and Nina do everything together, and they always have But the summer before senior year, Nina goes to leadership camp, leaving Mel and Avery to figure out how to be the Bermudez Triangle minus the Nina Bermudez side.Review I am officially caught up on all of MJ s novels More, please No, fo rilz When is her next coming out This one wasn t my favorite of hers, but it was an enjoyable read Alternating points of view made it hard for me to [...]

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