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Romeo and Juliet Look-Alikes

March 14, 2016

OK so I finally broke down, and bent to pressure with a few of the Romeo and Juliet Look-Alikes! So here are 2 I have review over the past 12 months, as well as 7 others I think are knockout reads!

Amiri & Odette: A Love Story  The Fault in Our Stars  Like No Other

 Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles  Romiette and Julio by Sharon M. Draper

 Rules of Attraction by Simone Elkeles  Saving Juliet by Suzanne Selfors    Son of the Mob by Gordon Korman
  1. Amiri and Odette:  A Love Story by Walter Dean Myers & Javaka Steptoe
  2. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
  3. Like No Other by Una LaMarche
  4. Noughts & Croses by Marlorie Blackman
  5. A Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles
  6. Romiett & Julio by Sharon Draper
  7. Rules of Attraction by Simone Elkeles
  8. Saving Juliet by Suzanne Selfor
  9. Son ofthe Mob by Gordon Korman
  10. Starred Review for SLJ FEB 2016- redstarLORD, Emery. When We Collided. 352p. ebook available. Bloomsbury. Apr. 2016. Tr Lord, Emery. When We Collided$17.99. ISBN 9781619638457.

    Gr 8 Up –Filled with raw, descriptive truths and told through the alternating voices of the protagonists, this story takes place in the idyllic, picturesque setting of Verona Cove, CA. Small enough for everyone to know one another yet large enough to handle a summer tourist season, this background locale is a perfect nesting spot for the poignant love story between Vivi Alexander and Jonah Daniels. The collision between the teens crests and ebbs in what seems like a far too small window of time. Instead, the story dares to allow the action to rise and fall in an organic way. Teeming with in-your-face realism, the work exposes readers to the emotional ups and downs of Vivi, who has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, and Jonah,… to continue, go to:   http://www.slj.com/2016/02/reviews/books/when-we-collided-by-emery-lord-slj-review/

  11. MCLEMORE, Anna-Marie. The Weight of Feathers. 320p. ebook available. St. Martin’s/Thomas Dunne. Sept. 2015. Tr $18.99. ISBN 9781250058652.   Gr 7 Up –For almost an entire generation, the Palomas and the Corbeausweightoffeathers
    have been rivals in a steadily escalating feud that is fueled by hearsay and fantasized superstitions. Both families’ livelihood is dependent on their itinerant performances, from one town to the next, and both family shows have turned com
    petitive, with the Corbeaus performing tightropelike acts in the trees and the Palomas presenting mermaid exhibitions in the natural waterways. Members of the families are born with particular marks that brand them according to their lineage. ..to continue, go to:  http://www.slj.com/2015/09/reviews/books/its-a-circus-out-there-slj-spotlight/

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