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Romiette and Julio

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3.94  ·  Rating details ·  5,315 Ratings  ·  682 Reviews
Do you feel the soul of another calling to

you? Do you know in your heart that your

destiny and his wore meant to merge In

the cosmos? We can help you find him.


When Romiette Cappelle and her best friend, Destiny, decide to order The Scientific Soul Mate System from the back of Heavy Hunks magazine, they're not sure what they're getting into. But Destiny, a self-proclaimed psy
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ebook, 240 pages
Published December 7th 2010 by Atheneum Books for Young Readers (first published September 1st 1999)
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Catherine Bailey I read it in 7th grade. Mind you, I read everything back then.
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Jessica Abarquez
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Kim Gugino
Apr 05, 2009 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Pure torture; the book is so cliche. I skimmed the last third of the book (something like the first sentence of each paragraph) and still knew what was going on. Young adult lit. should provide more for its readers.
The New Maria
Feb 02, 2009 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Sexist people who have crappy taste in books
Recommended to The New Maria by: This girl in my English class.
It seemed like a really good idea, and Draper is a very good author but kerplunk! This book was a failure. It is very sexist (e.g. when Romi and Julio go missing the men do all the actual searching while the women give the men coffee and take phone calls.) I also thought it was very cheesy the way they kept on using Spanish in the book. I have Hispanic friends but they either talk fully English or fully Spanish, not a mix of both. It was like she was trying to teach you Spanish. and also their w ...more
(B) Archer at KIPP
Feb 21, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: to anybody who liked Romeo and Juliet
Recommended to (B) Archer by: Tati C.
Shelves: girls-have-read
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 an ...more
Klah-Rih-Sah  |♥|↵
Its even better than the old version! If you liked the Shakespere version you will loveeee this one! Its a story about a smart African-american girl who falls in love with a dumb mexican boy. They met over internet not knowing that they went to the same school.! But the problem is.....there parents dont want them to be together because of their different customs and race. This story has about the same settings and causes as shakesperes. They each think that the other had dies and he kills himsel ...more
Aby
Aug 12, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: No one except Sharon Draper so she can reread it and see how badly it's written
Recommended to Aby by: The raging homosexuals in the Miami-Dade school system
I had to read this story for middle school summer reading and I hated it when I'm actually an avid reader. I mostly read YA fiction so this book felt not only short but empty.

Dialogue is off. I am Hispanic and I never talk like Julio, who seems to be teaching a spanish class using a basic Spanish word every other sentence he says. I know that Destiny and Romiette are African American but the corny way they keep saying 'girl' or 'girlfriend' to refer to each other feels forced. Also, there's too
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Paula
Dec 10, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: people who like realistic fiction books on teenagers
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Henry Sandiford
Feb 26, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: in-class-reading
This book was probably the most terrible book I have ever read. The theme in it is how race should not matter between people. The author mocks Shakespeare's classic play "Romeo and Juliet" very poorly. She exaggerates what she thinks teenagers think and do. The characters in the story are almost as fake as Ken and Barbie. The writer's style tries to be hip, cool and young. I did not like this book and I suggest for other people to read the actual play rather than this terrible piece others would ...more
Ally Doerman
Jan 27, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult
Romiette is a 16 year old black girl, whose mother owns a very popular African culture shop in Cincinnati. Julio is a 16 year old Hispanic boy who just moved to Cincinnati from Corpus Christi, Texas. Despite going to the same school, Romiette and Julio meet in an online chat room, where Julio shares the woes of his new life in Ohio, and where Romiette makes him feel more alive than he ever felt in Texas. After meeting in the lunch room at school for the first time, Romiette and Julio begin talki ...more
Ashley
Dec 31, 2009 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2010-reads
This book is a pretty cute adaptation of the classic Shakespearean play Romeo and Juliet. Even though it has MANY cheesy lines (some of which don't make any sense at all...), it was an enjoyable read.

Pros: Romiette and Julio are SUPER adorable together. Even though they are people from different backgrounds, it's nice to read a story where they can put aside their differences so quickly and fall madly in love with one another. If only love were that easy! Their best friends are also a nice addit
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Dene' Barthell
Mar 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
i thought this book was very good. i could understand this book more than i could the original romeo and juliet. i could also relate to this book more because it is in modern-day whereas romeo and juliet was not. and the characters in romiette and julio had to go through what many kids go through.
Naomi
Feb 14, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is really goodi think it is a good book because it has a twist to it. it is about two teens that fall in love. its really good. girls u would like this especially
Rachel Lee
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Katy McCracken
Apr 02, 2008 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: NOBODY!!!
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Kayla Manderville
Nov 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone
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♥MRS.
Mar 01, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
i really loved this because its like romeo and juliet. but in this book it talks about these two love birds that meet by a chat room. they dont know if they go to school together. they find out by seeing each othert in the lunchroom in high school. romiette always had theis dream that she would drown and die but this guy calls out her name but she dont know who it is because its drak and scary. but later she founds out that dream comes tru ans knows the voice who calles her name. romi is a afric ...more
Aja
The book I recently read is Romiette and Julio by Sharon Draper. This is a take-off of William Shakespears’ book Romeo and Juliet it has a very powerful message which is where ever you go in life there are going to be obsticals in your way.

This book is based on an African-American and a Texan-American. And the trials and tribulations that they have to go through to show there true love for one another. The way they met is similar to the way my boyfriend and I met in real life, over the intern
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Tenzin Nyima
Mar 08, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Qian
Nov 01, 2007 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: people who like romance
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Sharon M.Draper ISBN 0-689-84209-0

Sixteen year old Romiette Capplell is an African American teenager living in Cincinatti, Ohio. Unlike other teenagers Romeitte is very satisfy with her own life except there is one thing that trouble her the most. A terrifying dream where there is a unknow voice that keeps on calling her," Romiette! Romiette!" The voice seems very distanced, but somehow it's very familiar that it reach the depth of her heart. It is this voice th
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Rhayna
Apr 07, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This book reflects on the Romeo And Juliet story. Its just like the movie and the book. Julio and Romiette have fallen in love and can't be together because of the rivalry between violent gang members. Like in the actual book when Romeo and Juliet try to escape in this book they try and do the same thing. They both attended the same high school in the book and they were from different backgrounds. It wasn't the family who wanted them to be together it was a violent gang called the Devildogs and ...more
Kyle
Mar 22, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
To begin with, I am a huge fan of Young Adult novels. However, I found reading "Romiette and Julio" to be one of my worst experiences with a book thus far in my life. The problem I had was not that all too familiar plot because this was a modernization of a very well known story. No, my problem came in the dialogue and the characters. For one thing, almost the entire book is dialogue. There is very little description of what is going on or how the characters are feeling, and what description the ...more
Ms. Wu
Mar 02, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Genre: Fiction
Tags: teen romance, gang wars
Lexile score: 610L

Book review: Sharon Draper's Romiette and Julio is a well-composed storyline about two modern-day teenagers. She uses suspense to keep the reader engaged throughout the novel. While it was well-written, I was not able to make as many text-to-self connections due to the generation gap between myself and the characters in the story. However, I still recommend this book for teenagers.

Plot summary (spoiler alert!): In the beginning, the tw
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Meg
Racism, gangs, humor, true love... you name it, this book has it. So Romeo has been changed to a girl's name, Romiette, and Juliet has been changed to a guy's name, Julio... Why not?

The mystery, and great story telling starts from page one. And, you as the reader worry for the entire story if this imitation of Shakespeare's work will be 100% true to the original and end in tragedy. You pray that it will not since by the fourth chapter you absolutely love all of the characters.

Am I going to tell
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Julie
Feb 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is a really great book its suppose to be romantic at the beginning but in the middle its scary a little I highly recommend this book! This book is basically about a young man who moved from Texas to Cincinatti. His name is Julio and he hit someone named Ben on the first day they became then Julio went online chat and met Romiette. There's a gang called the Devil Dogs or also known as The Family. That's does not like Julio because history between texas gangs and theirs.
LiteraryDragonsRock
I really enjoyed this book! It was a tad gooshy, however, not overly sweet. I've become a Sharon Draper fan this month. I think that she really understands adolescent kids! I found her DVD clips to be warm and entertaining!
Savanamariesaffold123456
this book was very romantic
Vania
Jun 03, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: for-school
I had to read this book for school and i have to admit i really enjoyed it.
Jeshua Calvo
Jan 18, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
truly inspiring what a couple has to go through just to stay as couple that falls in love
KhayLa
Mar 30, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book rocked my sox!!!!!!!!!
Joshua
Mar 01, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
im reading this in my EDGE class its good
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Sharon M. Draper is a professional educator as well as an accomplished writer. She has been honored as the National Teacher of the Year, is a five-time winner of the Coretta Scott King Literary Award, and is a New York Times bestselling author. She lives in Cincinnati, Ohio.
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