Isosceles is a young adult romantic coming of age mystery novel. It is a story with many lessons and important overarching themes that young teens will be able to relate to.
The story will take the reader on a journey through a thirteen-year relationship between Sean McIntyre and Trey Goodsby, leading up to the untimely death of Trey. The story then shows in intimate detail how the death affected Sean and other friends close to him.
The story stars when Sean finds his best friend Trey dead and submerged in a bathtub filled with his bloody water. Sean feels compelled to find out if the death was an accident or suicide. Did the death have anything to do with Madeline Edwards, a woman who seemed to constantly come between them during their thirteen year relationship? It was difficult for Sean to come to terms with the death of his best friend. The inquiring into his death made it possible for him to cope with the death.
This story has many themes. One of them is death, and how devastating death can be for teens. This is especially the case if the person who died is a best friend, as in this case. Teens have a difficult time coming to terms with death. It can take them years to overcome all the hard feelings and unrealistic expectations surrounding the person after (s)he is dead. And Sean found this to be the case as well as we see throughout the story. Hopefully, this story will encourage teens to talk about death more openly as well.
This is a character driven novel that will keep the reader glued to the story. The ending is very surprising. It was ending like no other. In fact the ending made me want to go back and reread the novel to fill in a few details. I’m sure readers of all ages will enjoy the book as much as I did.
Thank you Scott for such a GREAT book! You are a wonderful writer. I can’t wait for your next books.
Rating: 5 Stars
Reviewed by: Irene S. Roth
Author and Editor