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Teach the torches to burn : a Romeo & Juliet remix / Caleb Roehrig.

Roehrig, Caleb, (author.). Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 Based on (work): Romeo and Juliet. (Added Author).

"Verona, Italy. Seventeen-year-old aspiring artist Romeo dreams of a quiet life with someone who loves him just as he is. But as the heir to the Montague family, he is expected to give up his "womanly" artistic pursuits and uphold the family honor -- particularly in their centuries-old blood feud with a rival family, the Capulets. Worse still, he is also expected to marry a well-bred girl approved by his parents and produce heirs. But the more Romeo is forced to mingle with eligible maidens, the harder it is to keep his deepest secret: He only feels attracted to other boys. In an attempt to forget his troubles for just one night, Romeo joins his cousin in sneaking into a Capulet party. During a fateful encounter in the garden, he meets the kindest, most beautiful boy he's ever met, and is shocked to learn he's Valentine, the younger brother of one of his closest friends. He is even more shocked to discover that Valentine is just as enamored with Romeo as Romeo is with him. So begins a tender romance that the boys must hide from their families and friends, each of them longing for a world where they could be together without fear. And as the conflict between the Montagues and Capulets escalates out of control, Romeo and Valentine find themselves in danger of losing each other forever—if not by society's scorn, then by the edge of a blade" -- Publisher's description.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781250828484
  • ISBN: 1250828481
  • Physical Description: 372 pages ; 22 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Feiwel and Friends, 2023.

Content descriptions

Target Audience Note:
Ages 13 and up. Feiwel & Friends.
Grades 10-12. Feiwel & Friends.
Subject: Gay men > Juvenile fiction.
Love > Juvenile fiction.
Secrecy > Juvenile fiction.
Families > Juvenile fiction.
First loves > Juvenile fiction.
Gay teenagers > Juvenile fiction.
Vendetta > Juvenile fiction.
Verona (Italy) > Juvenile fiction.
Gay teenagers > Fiction.
Young adult fiction.
Gay men > Fiction.
Love > Fiction.
Secrets > Fiction.
Families > Fiction.
Vendetta > Fiction.
Verona (Italy) > Fiction.
Genre: Gay fiction.
Romance fiction.

Available copies

  • 2 of 2 copies available at Lehigh Valley Library System. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Bethlehem Area Public Library System.


  • 0 current holds with 2 total copies.
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Bethlehem Main Library YA (Text) 33062009775561 New YA Fiction Available -

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