Ronit & Jamil

Ronit & Jamil

Pamela L. Laskin’s beautiful and lyrical novel in verse delivers a fresh and captivating retelling of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet that transports the star-crossed lovers to the modern-day Israel-Palestine conflict.Ronit, an Israeli girl, lives on one side of the fence. Jamil, a Palestinian boy, lives on the other side. Only miles apart but separated by generations of co...

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Title:Ronit & Jamil
Author:Pamela L. Laskin
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ISBN:0062458558
Format Type:ebook
Number of Pages:192 pages

Ronit & Jamil Reviews

  • Riley
    Jun 27, 2016
    A modern day retelling of Romeo & Juliet written in verse that follows two teens, one Israeli and one Palestinian. ~review to come~...
  • Hazel (Stay Bookish)
    Jan 10, 2017
    Lovely, sensual poetry. Beautiful cultural representation. Accurate portrayal of complicated politics. Compelling though sometimes confusing point-of-view parallels. Touching YA romance. ...
  • Emily May
    Jul 26, 2016
    When I do not see youmy heart is in a tomb.The whisper of your wordsI carry in my tomb.The shadow of your smilecreeps out from the tomb,the warmth of your bodywithout it, I am a tomb.If I can’t be with youbury me in the tomb. Meh.If you're anything like me, the promise of a book unlike anythin...
  • Sarah
    Jan 07, 2017
    (I viewed an advance copy of this book for free. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.) “so I knowshe thinks of meas a manwho would lift her skirtand love her, not the foolish boymy Abi thinks I am.” This was a YA contemporary retelling of Romeo and Juliet.Ronit and Jamil were both okay...
  • Cait • A Page with a View
    Feb 22, 2017
    Release date: February 21, 2017I REALLY wanted to like it, but was frustrated in almost every possible area. It felt forced, fake, shallow, and like it was talking down to a YA audience who can't handle an actual story with depth or developed characters. Neither Ronit nor Jamil felt realistic and I ...
  • Elise (The Bookish Actress)
    Sep 30, 2016
    Finished in less than an hour. This book tells a story about prejudice and hope. It's just not told very well.WHY THIS BOOK FAILSThe character and romance development is barely there. It's instalove, of course. And the book didn't have ANY character work. Ronit and Jamil ended up being a complete me...
  • Kelly
    Jan 16, 2017
    I wanted to love this retelling of Romeo and Juliet, but with Ronit, our female lead, being Israeli and Jamil, our male lead, being Palestinian. But I didn't. It's unnecessarily attempting to be Literary in terms of its writing -- the verse doesn't work -- but the real challenge is that it's hard to...
  • Alex ☣ Deranged KittyCat ☣
    Apr 16, 2017
    Just look at that pretty cover!I absolutely love it! So I had to read the little book for that reason alone since I'm not a huge fan of the Romeo and Juliet tale. Don't get me wrong. I loved it as a teenager. I thought there was nothing more beautiful in the world than dying for the together with on...
  • Amanda Pate
    Mar 25, 2017
    This was interesting. I would probably give it 2.5 stars.I think this may have been "it's not you, it's me" kinda book. I went in expecting poignant lines like Brown Girl Dreaming. Or something that would make me feel deeply. Though there were a few moments of that, it wasn't as much as I wished....
  • Emma
    Mar 27, 2017
    This is the most lovely story. A modern Romeo and Juliet,but refreshing and not cliche. Highly highly recommend!! It is absolutely a new poetry favorite that I'll reread many times. ...