Tuesday, October 12, 2010

The Bermudez Triangle

The Bermudez Triangle by Maureen Johnson.Okay, the description on the back of the book did not do justice. It was only a small part of the plot, hardly even the main conflict.

The Bermudez Triangle, consisting of three best friends, has always been solid, sturdy. And then the group's staple, Nina Bermudez goes off to a pre-college camp all summer. When she returns home, she finds that her two best friends, Avery and Mel have grown a lot closer than she would have thought. And when things between Mel and Avery start to tumble, where does that leave Nina?

So this isn't the first piece of LGBT lit that I've read, but it's different than the other books. Like in Will Grayson, Will Grayson (John Green & David Levithan), there was more of a struggle. It was very personal and thoughtful. And this really wasn't. This is however, the first piece of work I've read by Maureen Johnson, and it didn't really sell me. I've heard that she's a phenomenal author, I just really hope the other books are better.

I really don't think this is a book I'd read again. It didn't really catch me right away. The back cover gave away things that didn't seem to be touched on until way later in the novel.

But Maureen is still a great author. She's really good at making dialogs interesting, and inserting different little things that makes it fun.