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The Bermudez Triangle by Maureen Johnson
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Jul 04, 2008

it was amazing

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 matter that determines a good book, but how the author deals with the subject matter, he still cannot get past the scantily clad girls on the cover. However, whenever I get the chance, I defend Maureen Johnson, because I think she is an amazing writer and this book was no exception. It was believable and realistic and funny and true. And it dealt with the issue of teens questioning their sexuality perfectly. It was not in the least bit cliche, or stereotypical. I loved this book and I think everyone should read it.
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Charlizechat That's funny, because out of all the YA writers I've seen I think Maureen Johnson has the most grown-up sensibility and writes the books that are the most complex and deep by the standards of classic lit. Polly Shulman may rival her on that, but all-in-all I think "Devilish" may be one of the great books of the decade.

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