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Romiette and Julio by Sharon M. Draper
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Feb 21, 2008

really liked it
bookshelves: girls-have-read
Recommended to (B) Archer by: Tati C.
Recommended for: to anybody who liked Romeo and Juliet
Read in November, 2007

School was as boring as always, that’s what 16 year old Romiette thought before she met Julio. Julio, an angry 16 year old that recently moved from Corpus Cristi, Texas is forced to attend a local high school (which he hates a lot) were Romiette goes to school. Romiette and Julio meet and its love at first sight. There's only one problem, Romiette is African American, and Julio is Hispanic (which doesn’t go good with their parents). People start to talk about how Romiette and Julio are dating and not everybody has a positive opinion about it, especially when word gets out to the school gang. Then their fate is twisted and they wonder if they will make it or if they will end up like William Shakespeare's star crossed lovers. I loved this book because I also read Romeo and Juliet and this book was totally different.Another reason I liked this book was because it's a modernized version of Romeo and Juliet that has stuff we can relate to.
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Natalieperez this is my first time here do i have to purchase a book to read it?

Casey Shelton I agree that it can relate to us very well.

Danasia I like how you said we can relate because this is very true. Especially if at your school you have alot of gang violence!

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