Johnson, Maureen. The Bermudez Triangle.

Author:Flint-Ferguson, Janis
Position:Brief Article - Young Adult Review - Book Review

JOHNSON, Maureen. The Bermudez Triangle. Penguin, Razor Bill. 368p. c2004. 1-59514-019-0. $16.99. S

The protagonists of Maureen Johnson's novel are high school seniors dealing with relationships and planning on their futures. Mel, Avery and Nina have been friends since childhood, but the summer before their senior year they deal with the first of inevitable separations. The novel follows them through their senior year, through e-mail relationships, college applications and harassment.

Various trials and tribulations of young love are explored as college camp lovers Nina and Steve go home from their summer together to live on opposite coasts and yet hold onto their dream of being together at Stanford. Their story is told through the e-mails and phone calls that make up their long-distance relationship.

Nina returns to school as student council president and discovers a changed relationship with Mel and Avery. The two of them have begun a homosexual romance, which for...

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