Romiette and Julio
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. Ages 12 and up.