The Bermudez Triangle

The Bermudez Triangle

A Novel

Book - 2004
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Grade 9 Up-Johnson begins this exceptional novel in a lightweight fashion but quickly segues into more serious issues that affect the three young women who make up the Bermudez Triangle. It is the summer before their senior year in Saratoga Springs, NY. At first, organized, serious Nina has trouble adjusting to her leadership workshop at Stanford University. Although she desperately misses Avery and Mel, who are waitresses at a restaurant back home, she quickly falls head over heels for eco-warrior Steve, who has grown up in a commune on the West Coast-so different from Nina's secure middle-class experience. When she returns to New York, she immediately senses that Mel and Avery are keeping secrets and soon discovers that they have become lovers. Rocked to the core, Nina wishes them happiness, but feels excluded and lonely, especially as her long-distance relationship begins to deteriorate. As is typical for teens, the girls obsess ad nauseam over their romantic relationships. Yet this narrow focus lends authenticity to the narrative, and readers become drawn into the characters' lives as they stumble toward adulthood, fall in and out of love, enlarge their circle of friends, and rethink their values.
Publisher: New York : Razor Bill, c2004
ISBN: 9781595140333
1595140336
Branch Call Number: JOH
Characteristics: 370 p

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silverwolf_0721
Sep 21, 2017

This is a great book to read when you're bored. The ending is a bit rushed, everything else was great!!

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emilyc2017
Sep 14, 2017

SPOILER ALERT: I'm not sure how I felt about this book. The storyline seemed okay but it seemed to have a lot of loose ends. Ultimately I was really unhappy with the character Avery. It seemed like she took a terrible turn for the worse without much explanation from the narrator and then when it was finally revealed why she was given a pass by Mel and Nina without much fanfare. I think more time and energy should have been devoted to the Avery character and what she was going through considering how much what she did affected her two best friends. I also wasn't too happy about how easily Nina went back to forgiving Steve and was willing to ignore Parkers feelings. After all Parker did do a lot to get both Nina and Mel through the turmoil that Avery had caused and then to add insult to injury at the very end the author writes in a quick out and gives Parker a love interest "the scarf girl" who herself after not making into the music program and waiting for her friend (who did get in) get's left at the school by herself. This whole story was a rollercoaster of turbulanent relationships which didn't have satisfying solutions. Which isn't always a bad thing but in this case there was to many at one time.

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nsapiro
Jun 06, 2012

I thought was a really good book. The ending was a bit disappointing but a good concept and a real page turner.

JasmineAurora Feb 18, 2012

This was a really good book. It made me imagine what it would be like if my two best friends fell in love and how I would deal with it. Interesting concept. I just was a little sad with the ending.

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princess555
Feb 26, 2011

this book was pretty good.

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sunflowerrr
Feb 15, 2011

I didn't like this book too much. It was ok. I found it to be too long and boring though.

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sophie23
Sep 23, 2010

This was an awesome book about a rare but interesting topic.... I loved it!

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rosepetal16
May 29, 2010

This book is really...different. It was interesting, and once you got the meaning, you would find it less awkward.

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hearrts
May 27, 2010

It's so weird when you first read it, but when you start to realize what the story is about, it become more interesting.

I personally think that you need to be an open minded person to truly get what the book is talking about. :)

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Blue_Cat_754
Apr 29, 2012

Blue_Cat_754 thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over

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