Romiette and Julio book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Like Shakespeare's famous star-crossed lovers, Romiette Cappell. Publisher, Atheneum Books. Publication date. Media type, Book. Pages, ISBN · Website, terney.info?id =7. Romiette and Julio is a young adult novel by Sharon Draper, published in by Simon Pulse. 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.
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Editorial Reviews. From School Library Journal. Grade A contemporary retelling of the Romiette and Julio would be a wonderful curriculum tie-in book, but it also stands alone as a first-rate novel about contemporary teens. Jane Halsall. The text for this book was set in Bembo. Romiette and Julio / by Sharon M. Draper.—1st ed. p. cm. Summary: Romiette, an African-American girl, and Julio. Book - Romiette and Julio by Sharon M. Draper star-crossed lovers, Romiette Cappelle and Julio Montague face strong opposition to their budding romance.
What lessons might have been learned from the gang? Visualize the next ten years for Romiette, Julio, Ben, and Destiny. Create a scene in which they meet at a ten-year reunion.
What will have happened to them and why?
Activities and Research You are a reporter at one of the following scenes. Write the story for your newspaper. The search for Romiette and Julio The trial of the Devildogs and Malaka The school board meeting as they discuss gangs in the school Investigate teen Internet sites. What are there advantages, disadvantages, and dangers? Investigate current problems with gangs in high schools.
What can be done about them? How can young people be discouraged from joining a gang? Investigate peer pressure. How can teenagers effectively cope with peer pressure? Write a letter to one of the characters in the book explaining your feelings about the events in the story. What advice would you give Destiny, or Ben, or Julio's parents? What would you say to Romiette? In diary form, write the life of Ben Olsen for several months. Include details about how he views life.
Police officers play an important role in the lives of the students in this book--some positively, and others negatively.
Discuss the role of a policeman in the lives of teenagers. Consider a career as a police officer. Find out how much college education is needed, how many years of study it takes, and what is required to have that occupation.
Investigate the job of newspaper reporters and the roles they play in the community. Investigate all the possible occupations associated with creating a television news show--producing, directing, writing, managing, etc.
She's like chocolate cake for dinner--and I love chocolate! She's got you talking poetry! The shape of her fingers, the curve of her back, the tilt of her head--all make me dizzy. I even like the sound of her voice--a little low and full of secrets. If she could put that voice of hers in a bottle and sell it, she'd be rich! By using comparisons, the things you describe should be clearly illuminated to your reader.
But there was only the water, pulling her into its depths. She couldn't breathe. She couldn't swim. She couldn't even scream. The water filled her, seared her thoughts, and she drifted slowly into unconsciousness. The fire cooled, the terror ebbed, and the dark shadow of death embraced her.
Use vivid verbs and powerful adjectives and adverbs as you write. Use as many of the senses as you can. Destiny, did you ever catch the Fantastic Five? Plot summary[ edit ] This story begins with African American teenager Romiette Cappelle awaking from a recurring nightmare in which she is drowning in fire and water. Just before waking she hears an unknown male voice speaking to her. Although frightened by the nightmare, she wonders whether the voice could be the voice of her soulmate.
Meanwhile, Julio Montague, a Hispanic teenager has just moved to town Cincinnati, Ohio from Corpus Christi, Texas , and the following day is his first day attending the same school as Romiette. On his first day he is involved in an altercation with Ben, a local boy, and the two end up becoming friends after Ben declines to implicate Julio when questioned by the school's principal. When Julio gets home that afternoon, he logs into a chatroom with the screen name "spanishlover" and starts to chat anonymously with "afroqueen," who he later finds is Romiette.
Meanwhile, Romiette excitedly tells Destiny, her best friend, about her online chat with "spanishlover. Their relationship provokes the ire of a local gang—the "Devil Dogs"—who disapprove of an African American girl dating a Hispanic boy.
Julio comes up with a plan to expose the gang, but things go very wrong when the plan doesn't go exactly the way they wanted and the couple ends up in big trouble.
I thought it was a good story, and well based off of Shakespeare's classic love story.
I'd recommend this for middle schoolers who have already read Romeo And Juliet, as it will make more sense to those who have already read the original. Kindle Edition Verified download. I'm an adult reader and have read this book twice A fan of Sharon Draper's very attentive style of writing that doesn't stray away from the story at hand.
Enjoyed the added pieces of Destiny with Ben, written at a time of early internet use chatrooms are almost classic cult now the fact that main characters needed to meet in person for the relationship to develop speaks volumes today!
I appreciate the reference to Shakespeare's original and the need to culminate into a unique yet happy end for a hopeful message to its young readers and to the young at heart. I have been in love with this book since I was 12 years old in middle school I am now 28 and I still read this book to this day it is a great romance story and I feel it is a good fit for all ages it is definitely the modern tale of Romeo and Juliet.
No matter how many times I read it or what age I am when I read it, this book is always a satisfying read. Hardcover Verified download. So much drama, so much adventure! I absolutely love this book! Coming from a 14 year old, this book showed a lot of character and plot twists.
One person found this helpful. I really liked this book. If you love romance and teenagers destined to be together, then this is the book for you.
Oh my gosh this is the best book ever I loved this book. Anyone who reads this book can kind of connect to the characters in some way I know that I did. This is the story of two totally different personalities who click in some way.
I can relate to the main character Romiette because she is very courageous but she keeps heself grounded and I do like that quality in her stride. This book will make you feel every emotion you haven't felt in a long time and it will make you understand love in different ways. I would reccomend it to anyone looking for an upbeat version to Romeo and Juliet.
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