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Romeo Blue (Felicity Bathburn #2)

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The eagerly anticipated follow-up to Phoebe Stone's instant classic, THE ROMEO AND JULIET CODE.

When Flissy Bathburn's parents first dropped her off in Bottlebay, Maine, she hated everything about it. She hated the big gloomy house she was to live in. She hated meeting her long-lost and highly eccentric relatives. And most of all, she hated knowing that she was safe in Amer
Hardcover, 352 pages
Published May 28th 2013 by Arthur A. Levine Books
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Alex Baugh
Jul 01, 2013 Alex Baugh rated it really liked it
Shelves: world-war-2
I really enjoyed reading Phoebe Stone's novel The Romeo and Juliet Code back in June 2011 about Felicity Budwig Bathburn, 11, brought from 1941 blitzed London by her parents to live in safety with some very eccentric relatives living in Maine. Her parents, Winnie and Danny, returned to London and Felicity only knows they are doing something undercover for the war effort. Flissy, as she is immediately nicknamed, adjusts to life in the Blackburn home, growing to love her Uncle Gideon, Danny's brot ...more
Jun 08, 2013 Cheryl rated it liked it
Flissy was shipped off to stay with her Aunt and Uncle in Maine, while her parents are back in Europe fighting. Not a good time as WWII is going on. Maine is a Big change from London.

Now that Flissy has adjusted and that is a thank you to Derek. He was adopted by Flissy’s relatives. Derek is trying to find his biological father and wants Flissy’s help. Things get interesting when Derek finds his father. Also what is Flissy’s Uncle hiding? Did I mention that Flissy’s parents are spies?

I thought
Jul 06, 2013 Martha rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Romeo Blue the sequel to The Romeo and Juliet Code is even more suspenseful than the first title. The coast of Maine during World War II provides an exciting setting for the continuing adventures of 12 year-old-Felicity and her slightly older friend Derek. Stone's sensitive and believable characters unwittingly interact with secret agents and danger as they try to unravel the secrets of their broken families. Romeo Blue deftly ties up the loose ends of the first title yet not until the end of th ...more
Sep 08, 2014 Grace rated it it was amazing
This was such a good book! The plot line was very intriguing and held my intention throughout the book. Phoebe Stone did a wonderful job bringing back the characters from the first book, Romeo and Juliet Code, as well as introducing new ones. I also loved the fact that the main event in this book was WWII, and how each character was involved in some surprising way. I fell in love with the characters and their complicated lives, which sometimes brought me to tears and had me screaming at the book ...more
Jun 08, 2013 Jill rated it really liked it
This is a delightful book with such an adorable protagonist that you soon forget she is only 12 (albeit, like many tweens, going on 21). Although it apparently continues a story that began with The Romeo and Juliet Code, I had not read that book and had no trouble following this one. I regret not starting with it though, since I loved this one so much!

The setting is 1942 in Bottlebay, Maine, a fictitious place that sounds a bit like Biddeford Pool. There, the U.S. Government put up an observatio
I enjoyed seeing the completion to this story, it just was such a bittersweet book. I liked that the author made it very realistic though. But some of the things you've come to look forward to since the first book never come about. Its sad.

♠ Tabi ♠
Dec 10, 2013 ♠ Tabi ♠ rated it it was amazing
This book is pretty different from the first one, in that it's a little darker - it focuses more on the harder parts about living during a war in a family of spies. But that only made it so much better in my opinion, because it didn't really try to hide what life would, was, like in those situations.

Felicity was as strong and quirky and lovable as ever, with her slowly diminishing British ways, but still with that ever British way of speaking, even though American thoughts and feelings have been
Aug 11, 2014 Heather rated it really liked it
I fell in love with The Romeo and Juliet Code a few years back, and this sequel did not disappoint. The language and characters are rich, the plot has the right amount of twists and turns, and the setting has me seriously considering booking my next vacation to the coast of Maine. I would recommend this book to a student in grade 5-7 who enjoys historical fiction and/or loved The Secret Garden. I would really like to give this book four and a half stars, but I will settle for four.
May 22, 2015 Devika rated it liked it
I don't think this had a huge amazing plot, but it was romance, and I like romance. I think it was a great feel good book, but it didn't really have anything that stood out for me. I felt like it was every cliche romance book, but give it a try, you might like it.
Jamie John
Oct 20, 2016 Jamie John rated it really liked it
Romeo Blue is a very touching story. The main character, Flissy, is curious, clever, and bold. You can feel the emotions when you read her thoughts and words, a lovable character. I believe that the best part of the book was this character, it brought it to life and made me want to continue reading about how she solved her problems.
In the book, Flissy’s parents are spies working in Germany. So even while you read about her crush on Derek, an orphan her family took in, more serious matters come u
Haley Haminton
Oct 31, 2016 Haley Haminton rated it it was amazing
This book is an amazing book. It is historical fiction but then its mixed in with a love story.
Oct 05, 2016 Robin rated it really liked it
Enjoyable follow-up to first Felicity B. book, set in World War II Maine.
Jul 12, 2014 Stephanie rated it it was amazing
It has been a year since Felicity Bathburn Budwig was dropped off in America to live with family she hadn't met. Flissy, as she came to be known, had a hard time adjusting to Maine, her new family (The Gram, Uncle Gideon, Aunt Miami, and Derek), and being separated from her parents, whom she called Winnie and Danny. But in the past year something amazing happened. Flissy has grown to love Bottlebay, Maine, the eccentric Bathburns, and her buddy and secret crush, Derek. With World War II still in ...more
Dec 23, 2016 Mikayla rated it it was amazing
this book was amazing it is kind of sad but there isn't as much romance as you think
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Oct 21, 2014 Lydia rated it it was amazing
Romeo Blue by Phoebe Stone is the second book in a historical fiction series about the main character, Felicity Bathburn (I would suggest reading the first book, The Romeo Juliet Code, before reading Romeo Blue). It continues on with Flissy's life in Bottlebay, Maine along with Derek's as well. Flissy's father-uncle Gideon goes to Germany for his work while trying to find Danny and Winnie. Derek takes his own personal adventure in trying to find is true father. In my opinion, I found the charact ...more
Apr 22, 2013 Kylie rated it liked it
I received an ARC copy of this book from my cousin after she attended the annual ALA conference in Seattle, so this review is based on an uncorrected proof. I will also preface my thoughts by saying that I haven't read the previous title, "The Romeo and Juliet Code," and I do think that would have made a difference in my reading experience.

The best part of this book is Stone's obvious respect for children/teens, and her desire to show that their thoughts and emotions are real and important. I re
Nov 29, 2015 Maria rated it really liked it
Flissy, the novel’s main character, has lived with her American family for about a year and a half now, and many secrets have been discovered. Flissy is more comfortable to America, but now Fliss (Flissy’s nickname) needs to find her way through family problems and the bunch of secrets she has been asked to keep. I think that Flissy was a really strong main character. I liked how you could see her transition from a child to a “young adult” throughout the story. It reminds me of coming of age in ...more
Picking up where “The Romeo and Juliet Code,” left off, Phoebe Stone weaves in a myriad of details about every day life during World War II in this sequel, and even more details about life in a coastal area when spies were thought to be everywhere.

Flissy knows about spies. Her parents are spies for the Allies overseas. They left her with relatives in the United States while they carry out their missions. Life should be quiet and peaceful, but Flissy finds herself in love with Derek (who has oth
Ms. Yingling
Oct 26, 2013 Ms. Yingling rated it it was ok
In this sequel to The Romeo and Juliet Code, Flissy is still living along the coast in Bottlebay, Maine with her Uncle Gideon and grandmother while her mother remains in England. Derek, a foster child who has been trying to find his father, has a letter from him, and Flissy is concerned that Derek will leave to be with him. World War II encroaches on everything-- ration booklets are coming, Flissy's family are working as spies, and most of the young men they know are being called off to war. Bob ...more
Diane Ferbrache
It’s the 1940s, and 12 year old Felicity has been sent to live with her biological father in the US while her mother and step-father are off doing something for the war effort in Europe. Then they turn up missing and all signs are pointing to a secret mission to free them. Someone shows up at the house, claiming to be her adopted cousin Derek’s real father. Felicity’s young friend from England also comes to live with them, and Felicity thinks she is falling in love with Derek.
This is a sequel
Dec 05, 2014 Madi added it
When Flissy Bathburn first came to America she really didn’t like it. She didn’t know anybody nor has she ever been to America. Her parents dropped her off in Bottlebay, Maine with her grandparents that she has never met before. She hated living knowing that she was safe and that her parents were in great danger in Europe.
A year has passed and Flissy has grown into loving her home and Derek, the boy that the Bathburn’s adopted when he was little. Since Derek is older now he wants to find his bi
Jun 25, 2014 Brenda rated it really liked it
Romeo Blue by Phoebe Stone has been waiting for a year to be read. Sequel to the Romeo and Juliet Code, this book continues the story of Flissy Budwig Bathburn in Bottlebay, Maine. She's been there for two years. The Bathburn home is truly her own but she still does not fully understand her family's role World War II. She knows they are part of the Resistance and she knows they are working from both sides of the Atlantic Ocean, but are they safe and will she ever understand why they have made th ...more
Apr 09, 2014 Angie rated it liked it
Flissy lives with her American relatives in Maine. She has been shipped off from Britain because of WWII. Her parents, Winny and Danny, are both spies and missing in France. Flissy lives with the Gram, aunt Miami, Uncle Gideon who is actually her father and Derek who has been unofficially adopted by the family. All of the Bathburns seem to be in some type of spy/government work. Gideon is getting ready to head to France and try and rescue his brother Danny and Winny his first love. Miami is bein ...more
Dec 31, 2015 Tanja rated it liked it
A mystery packed with secrets, spies, and sleuthing as well as a bit of romance, set in Maine during World War II. As I read the dust jacket, I discovered that the book is the sequel to the acclaimed The Romeo and Juliet Code. While this novel can clearly stand on its own, I wondered whether I would've had less difficulties getting hooked, if I had read the books in order. In this way, it took me two attempts to get drawn into the story enough to finish reading it up to the end. There were times ...more
Tracy Holland
Jul 31, 2014 Tracy Holland rated it it was amazing
The sequel to the Romeo and Juliet Code, this novel continues the story of Flissy B. and her new life in the USA. Flissy is trying to figure out her relationships with her new family, her father, Uncle Gideon, The Gran, and Derek, who she has a crush on.

Set in Maine during World War II, the Bathburn family continues to play a very secret role in undercover operations both abroad and on the home front. Always in fear of German spies and the whereabouts of her mom, Winnie, and her husband, Gideon
Chalaine Mcculloch
Jul 04, 2016 Chalaine Mcculloch rated it it was amazing
Wow! Every sice I opemed the book, I loved it. This is a great story and a great book to learn about the war. When I finished the book, it pained me to close it for the last time. Pheobe stone did an amazing job.
Summary- Felicity Bathburn, a young girl growing up in world war 2, has to face the challenges of love, war, family and growing up. Felicity lived in Maine ever since her parents mysteriiusly left her at the bathburns house when she was 11. Not only has she grown to love the house, but
Feb 08, 2014 Nova rated it liked it
This book was a slow burn for me. At first it started off as a rather average tween grade historical novel. (The back cover states the book is on a fifth grade reading level and should appeal to 5th-7th graders) The narrative was good enough, but it didn't appear to be anything spectacular. However, the more I read, the more it drew me in. I quickly found that there was more than meets the eye to the story. The plot is a lot deeper than it at first seems and the emotions and themes it embraces w ...more
Mary Louise Sanchez
In this sequel to the Romeo and Juliet Code, Flissy is now twelve-years-old and has been separated from her paents for a year. Flissy knows they are still in Europe fighting with the resistance while Flissy's American family seems to be fighting the same enemies but in Maine. Flissy is uneasy when the man, who claims to be Derek's birth father,snoops around the Bathburn house, when Derek secretly invites him over. Because Flissy now has a serious crush on Derek, she has agreed to keep the meetin ...more
Nov 04, 2013 Ofilia rated it it was ok
I loved Romeo and Juliet Code and unfortunately I had a very hard time with this one. I love Flissy and the Bathburns and though it took awhile to get into the first book, the payoff was well worth it. This one had glimmers of that same lovely prose, but overall it was uneven and slow. The writing--especially in the middle of the story--was very repetitive. One chapter would end and the next would begin with almost the same sentence. The mystery and intrigue so well done in the first book is muc ...more
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Before concentrating on creating books for children and young adults, Phoebe Stone had a very successful career established as a fine art's painter. During that time, she received two Vermont Council on the Arts Fellowships in painting and exhibited her work in many museums and galleries all around New England and New York City, and influenced many New England artists with her unique, brightly col ...more
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“She loves him so
but he didn't stay.
The wind can't blow
this storm away.”
“I would have followed Derek to the edge of the world, if he had wanted me to. And then perhaps we would have had to hold hands because it must be quite windy at the edge of the world.” 4 likes
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