Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 9 - 12Grades 2 - 12Z4.766868
Do you feel the soul of another calling to
you? Do you know in your heart that your
destiny and his wore meant to merge In
the cosmos? We can help you find him.


When Romiette Cappelle and her best friend, Destiny, decide to order The Scientific Soul Mate System from the back of Heavy Hunks magazine, they're not sure what they're getting into. But Destiny, a self-proclaimed psychic, assures Romi that for $44.99 plus shipping and handling, it's the only way they're ever going to find out who their soul mates really are. If nothing else, maybe Romi will get some insight into that recurring dream she's been having about fire and water.
But they never expect that the scented candle and tube of dream ointment will live up to their promises and merge Romiette's destiny with that of Julio Montague, a boy she's just met in the "cosmos" of an Internet chat room. It turns out they go to the same high school, not to mention having almost the same names as Shakespeare's famous lovers! Sweet-scented dreams of Julio have almost overtaken Romi's nightmares...
...when suddenly they return, but this time in real life. It seems the Devildogs, a local gang, violently oppose the relationship of Romiette and Julio. Soon they find themselves haunted by the purple-clad shadows of the gang, and the fire and water of Romiette's dream merge in ways more terrifying -- and ultimately more affirming -- than even Destiny could have foreseen.
Paperback, 320 pages
Published on January 30, 2012 by Atheneum Books for Young Readers
ISBN-10: 1416955143
ISBN-13: 9781416955146
5 Book Reviews
  • mlynch4494
    mlynch449415 days55 stars
    The book Romiette and Julio by Sharon M. Draper is young adult fiction. Romiette Cappelle is a young adult African- American girl who meets a young Hispanic boy named Julio Montague. After getting to know each other they caught feelings but the school doesn’t accept a Hispanic boy and African- American girl dating. They begin to get harassed by a gang who don’t agree with them dating. The book deals with gangs, murder, racism, and relationships. This is personally one of my favorite books. I love how the author develops the characters and got both POV’s from Romiette and Julio. I would recommend this book to anyone.
    • epiced
      epicedalmost 9 years
      The ONLY book you should read by Sharon M. Draper is Out of My Mind. Everything else is probably 15+.
      • kamills
        kamillsover 9 years
        I really liked this book. it was a book that i wouldnt have picked out for myself but my cousin convinced me to read it so....
        • kamills
          kamillsover 9 years
          My cousin works at my public library and i dont think i would have picked this book out until she gave it to me to read and i ended up loving it. I wondeer if they would ever make it into a movie
          • anza
            anzaover 9 years55 stars
            this book is another one of those books that you cant put done until you done with it. i'm almost done with this book and it is so good.