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Romiette and Julio

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andlt;Iandgt;Star Crossed Loversandlt;/Iandgt; andlt;BRandgt; When Romiette Cappelle meets Julio Montague, she feels as though she has met the soul mate who can rescue her from her recurring nightmare about fire and water. But like the Shakespearean characters whose names echo theirs, Romiette and Julio discover that not everyone approves of their budding romance. In their case, it is because Romiette is African-American and Julio is Hispanic, and the Devildogs, a dangerous local gang, violently oppose their interracial relationship. andlt;BRandgt; When the Devildogs threaten to teach them a lesson, Romiette and Julio come up with a risky plan to escape from the gang's fearsome shadow. But things go terribly awry, and the two find themselves caught up in a deadly reality more frightening that Romiette's nightmare — and in a desperate struggle to avoid the tragic fate of Shakespeare's famous young lovers.

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Star Crossed Lovers

When Romiette Cappelle meets Julio Montague, she feels as though she has met the soul mate who can rescue her from her recurring nightmare about fire and water. But like the Shakespearean characters whose names echo theirs, Romiette and Julio discover that not everyone approves of their budding romance. In their case, it is because Romiette is African-American and Julio is Hispanic, and the Devildogs, a dangerous local gang, violently oppose their interracial relationship.

When the Devildogs threaten to teach them a lesson, Romiette and Julio come up with a risky plan to escape from the gang's fearsome shadow. But things go terribly awry, and the two find themselves caught up in a deadly reality more frightening that Romiette's nightmare — and in a desperate struggle to avoid the tragic fate of Shakespeare's famous young lovers.

Synopsis:

Like Shakespeare's famous star-crossed lovers, Romiette Cappelle and Julio Montague face strong opposition to their budding romance. In their case, a dangerous gang's disapproval of their interracial relationship puts the two in mortal peril.

About the Author

Sharon M. Draperandlt;bandgt; andlt;/bandgt;is a andlt;iandgt;New York Times andlt;/iandgt;bestselling author who has received the Coretta Scott King Award for both andlt;iandgt;Copper Sunandlt;/iandgt; and andlt;iandgt;Forged by Fireandlt;/iandgt;. Her andlt;iandgt;Out of My Mind andlt;/iandgt;has won multiple awards and has been a andlt;iandgt;New York Times andlt;/iandgt;bestseller for more than a year. She lives in Cincinnati, Ohio, where she taught high school English for twenty-five years and was named National Teacher of the Year. Visit her at SharonDraper.com.

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QTPIE93, February 11, 2007 (view all comments by QTPIE93)
This is not just good itz inspiring. I know how romi feels and reading the book has helped me out alot. O yea and sharon draper-greatest writer ever.
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GhettoPrincess, January 10, 2007 (view all comments by GhettoPrincess)
(this book is great.its not like other books u actually learn something that I can use in life.not like most books I?ve read.I honestly know how romiette feels and how hard it must be for her and Julio to just have time to there selves without having to worry about what other people think.
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babydoom1988, April 25, 2006 (view all comments by babydoom1988)
this is the best book i hve ever read in my life its so ture on life these days its crazy
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780689842092
Author:
Lowenbein, Adam
Publisher:
Simon Pulse
Illustrator:
Lowenbein, Adam
Author:
Draper, Sharon Mills
Author:
Lowenbein, Adam
Location:
New York, N.Y.
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - General
Subject:
Afro-americans
Subject:
Schools
Subject:
School & Education
Subject:
Ethnic - General
Subject:
Love & Romance
Subject:
Social Situations - Prejudice & Racism
Subject:
High schools
Subject:
Gangs
Subject:
People & Places - General
Subject:
Hispanic americans
Subject:
Internet
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
Young adult fiction
Subject:
Situations / Dating & Sex
Subject:
Social Issues - Prejudice & Racism
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-Prejudice and Racism
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B101
Series Volume:
#801
Publication Date:
May 2001
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
f/c cvr; metallic
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
7 x 4.19 in 6.195 oz
Age Level:
12-17

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Product details 336 pages Simon Pulse - English 9780689842092 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Star Crossed Lovers

When Romiette Cappelle meets Julio Montague, she feels as though she has met the soul mate who can rescue her from her recurring nightmare about fire and water. But like the Shakespearean characters whose names echo theirs, Romiette and Julio discover that not everyone approves of their budding romance. In their case, it is because Romiette is African-American and Julio is Hispanic, and the Devildogs, a dangerous local gang, violently oppose their interracial relationship.

When the Devildogs threaten to teach them a lesson, Romiette and Julio come up with a risky plan to escape from the gang's fearsome shadow. But things go terribly awry, and the two find themselves caught up in a deadly reality more frightening that Romiette's nightmare — and in a desperate struggle to avoid the tragic fate of Shakespeare's famous young lovers.

"Synopsis" by , Like Shakespeare's famous star-crossed lovers, Romiette Cappelle and Julio Montague face strong opposition to their budding romance. In their case, a dangerous gang's disapproval of their interracial relationship puts the two in mortal peril.
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