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Publisher's Summary

Coretta Scott King Award-winner Sharon M. Draper updates Shakespeare's classic Romeo and Juliet in this romantic tale of star-crossed lovers out to control their own destiny. Sisi Aisha Johnson's versatile reading captures the sweeping love and thrilling action of this unforgettable story.
©1999 Sharon M. Draper (P)2003 Recorded Books,LLC

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Awsome

This is an awesome and very creative ideal book this author should be awarded with an award of the year.

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Awesome Story!

Awesome novel. My kids loved it! Way To Go, Ms. Draper. It held the student's attention.

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good book for reading

it is a good book to get back into books for college or just in reading in general.

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Disappointing

I am a 9th and 10th grade Reading and English teacher, and I downloaded this version of Romiette and Julio so my students could listen to it as they read along.
I ended up not using the audio version for several reasons. The woman reading the novel reads painfully slow. My students are struggling readers, and even they said the woman was going way too slow. She also attempts to do accents for each of the characters, and they are tragic. Her attempt at a Hispanic accent for Julio comes off as more of an Asian-culture sounding accent. My students were too distracted by the ridiculous accents and attempts to read with "emotion" to even be able to concentrate on the story itself.
I am really glad that I was able to download this book with one of my first free credits for joining Audible, because if I had paid full price, I would be highly upset. I'm frustrated that I wasted one of my credits on this audio version.

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What a perfect twist to a classic!

I have to say that Sharon M. Draper is my favorite author. I love how she shows the story from each characters point of view. I admire how she develops the scenes, plot, and characters in way that makes it easy visualize. Sisi Aisha Johnson did a very good narration, she really brought life to each character. Once I started listening to it I couldn't stop. I love this version more than the original because of how she puts a modern twist on it that the reader would not see coming but more importantly how it creates a bond with the reader.

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Disappointed

I absolutely love this story! And when I saw it was on here I couldn’t wait to listen to it!

But the narrator was not the greatest, her accents for each character were questionable and laughable. Sadly it took away from this amazing story.

Buy the book!

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love it, hate the accents lol

the accent she uses really bad. story was good over all . Really romantic shows the struggle between interracial relationship. how people could be so close minded love the story hiate the accent that she used but overall it's a really amazing tail

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Narration is slow

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

Great book however the narration is incredibly slow. Tried to play it for my class to read along with. We gave up and read aloud.

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Ruined my favorite book

I loved this book, but the narrative just ruined it for me. Julio is described as a Mexican boy that moved from Texas but the narrator made him sound like a cholo from Los Ángeles that is struggling with English.

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great

i loved this book so graet i wish wen i was there age i got the boy of my dreams.