Thursday, February 4, 2010

Romiette and Julio

Draper, Sharon M. 

Romiette and Julio

Genre: romance, race, gangs

Romiette is African American; Julio is Hispanic. Ironically, Julio's family relocated to escape gangs in his old high school in Texas only to find Cincinnati has them also. The two meet on the Internet and go off to a private chat room before they realize they are students at the same school. With names like these you feel they must have an ill-fated ending. In keeping with the Shakespearean tale, they are destined to be together while peers and family try to persuade them to part. The Devildogs, the notorious gang that rules the high school, are incensed by Romiette and Julio's relationship and harass them to the point that it becomes quite dangerous for the two.

1 comment:

Jada Whitted said...

I recommend this book to anyone who likes the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet or likes to read about teenage romances. The book, Romiette and Julio is really similar to the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, just retold in a more unique way for young adults/teens and it is a very interesting book. If I could rate this book I would give a 10, I really enjoyed it.