Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Romiette and Julio by Sharon Draper

As you might have guessed from the title, this is a modern take on the Romeo and Juliet story. It takes place in Cincinnati, Ohio. Julio is a Mexican-American transfer student from Texas and Romiette is the African-American girl he meets in a chat room who happens to go to his school. They hit it off immediately but not everyone is happy. A new gang called the Devildogs doesn't think Romi should be with anyone who is not black and they are determined to keep it that way.

Highly Recommended

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