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Romeo for Real

By Markus Harwood-Jones

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On the surface, Romeo has it all: success on the basketball court, a group of friends, including the beautiful Rosie. Deep down he knows something is missing: all he feels for Rosie is friendship. Everything changes when he shares a kiss with openly gay Julian at a party. Despite their obvious attraction, Romeo is less sure of himself than ever, and leaves without even telling Julian his name.

With Rosie's support, Romeo begins exploring his sexuality — and ends up running into Julian again. Realizing how little he knows about other sexual orientations and gender identities, Romeo begins to see the world in a whole new light, and he and Julian begin to fall in love. But his homophobic friends and family can't accept him as gay. After a violent confrontation with one of his old friends, Romeo becomes determined to prove that his love for Julian is real and right.

Romeo for Real will give readers the courage to take pride in who they are and whom they love.

"A modern take on the Shakespeare classic "Romeo & Juliet" told from the point of view of Romeo Montague. Romeo seems to have it all., star athlete, girlfriend, great friends, and great family. But Romeo has a secret. He thinks he's gay . . . One of Romeo's friends takes the news badly and ends their friendship. Romeo and Julian's story takes its tragic turn when Romeo's homophobic friend shows up with friends to beat the gay out of Romeo. Read Just Julian for Julian's point of view. I will not spoil the outcome of this book. Read it for yourself and see how this tale of star-crossed lovers ends."

- Tim Powers, Librarian NetGalley Reviewer

MARKUS HARWOOD-JONES is a writer, visual artist and documentary filmmaker. He is the author of the short story collections Confessions of a Teenage Transsexual Whore and Everything & All at Once. His feature film, Mosaic, tells the story of his journey across Canada and the United States to learn more about the trans community. He lives in Toronto.

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Publication Details:

Binding: Paperback, 168 pages
Publication Date: 1st February 2018
ISBN: 9781459412965
Format: 7.5mm x 5.25mm

Binding: Hardback, 168 pages
Publication Date: 1st August 2018
ISBN: 9781459412989
Format: 7.5mm x 5.25mm

Binding: Electronic book text, 168 pages
Publication Date: 1st February 2018
ISBN: 9781459412972
Format: EPUB

BISAC Code:  YAF014000, YAF058020, YAF058040
Imprint: Lorimer

Interest age: From 13 To 18
Fry Reading Level [grade]: 4.2
Lexile Reading Level: HL600L


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