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Rosemary and Juliet by Judy MacLean
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Dec 29, 2010

it was amazing
bookshelves: ya-read, ya-lgbt
Read in April, 2011

This is one of the most beautifully written books EVER! MacLean writes beautifully and truthfully about the young lesbian experience from two distinctly different perspectives.

Rosemary is an out lesbian teen. She has never had a romance and longs for one. Her mother works for a pregnancy clinic. At the opening, the school board is accepting public opinion on the banning of homosexual teachers. Rosemary and her mom are there to speak, but the hearing is disrupted by members of the local Bible Church. Then Rosemary meets Juliet, the minister's daughter and a devout Christian. Together they discover the meaning of love in a town divided.

It was rather difficult to obtain this book (my Florida library had to request it from Missouri). But it was so worth it. I would highly recommend this book to everyone. It is based in Shakespeare, addresses issue of sexual orientation, religious differences, and adult-teen relationships.

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