A fresh, high concept romcom from Maria Andreu with You’ve Got Mail vibes, about a girl determined to figure out which of the boys in her real world orbit is the anonymous commenter on the online poetry she is posting for her writing seminar.
JULIETA AND THE ROMEOS
by Maria E. Andreu
Balzer + Bray/HarperCollins, May 2023
You’ve Got Mail meets a YA Beach Read in this story about an Argentinian American girl whose life takes an unexpected turn when a boy with a mysterious identity starts adding on to the online romance she’s writing. It’s an intriguing hook that will keep readers engrossed.
Romeo and Juliet retellings are a perennial favorite in the YA market, from Five Feet Apart by Rachael Lippincott to Tweet Cute by Emma Lord, and many more. Maria puts a fun, fresh twist on the famous tale by giving us three potential Romeo’s to sort through making it all her own.
Maria’s novel Love in English was named an Indie Next Pick, is a BFYA nominee, and received excellent reviews, including a starred review from SLJ , for its authenticity and nuanced portrayal of the joys and challenges of finding your footing in a new culture and language.
Maria E. Andreu is an Argentinian American author whose work has appeared in Teen Vogue, Newsweek, the Washington Post, and the Newark Star-Ledger. Her debut young adult novel, The Secret Side of Empty, was a Junior Library Guild Selection and a National Indie Excellence Book Award winner.