Just Julian

From the Series Lorimer Real Love

  • Interest Level: Grade 9 - Grade 12
  • Reading Level: Grade 4

After years of bullying at school, 19-year-old Julian is depressed. He sees a glimmer of hope after meeting the similarly out-of-place Romeo at a party and sharing a kiss with him. The only problem: Romeo has always identified as straight and he hangs out with a group of intolerant guys. But as the two begin to fall in love, Julian finds strength he never knew he had.

When Romeo’s old friends come after the couple, a vicious fight puts both Julian and Romeo in the hospital. The two boys decide to take a stand for their right for respect.

Just Julian provides insight into the struggle against homophobia, reminding LGBTQ readers that they are not alone.

Distributed in the U.S by Lerner Publishing Group

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Interest Level Grade 9 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 4
Genre High/Low, Young Adult
Category Diverse Books: LGBTQIA+, Diversity, SEL: D Relationship Skills, Social Emotional Learning
Copyright 2019
Publisher James Lorimer and Company Ltd., Publishers
Imprint Lorimer Children & Teens
Language English
Number of Pages 168
Publication Date 2018-08-01
Text Type Fiction—Romance
BISACS YAF052040, YAF058040, YAF058060
Dimensions 5.25 x 7.5
Lexile 660
Features Author/Illustrator biography and Reviewed

Author: Markus Harwood-Jones

Markus Harwood-Jones is a writer, visual artist and documentary filmmaker. He is author of many Lorimer Real Love teen romances. He lives in Toronto.

Reviews

School Library Journal

“These modern romances. . . .effectively tie in contemporary themes like bullying and social media while presenting relatable characters embracing their sexuality.”—School Library Journal

VOYA

“[H]elp to broaden the range of experiences represented in the romance genre, moving beyond the white, heterosexual characters normally seen. This series is worth consideration in young adult collections.”—VOYA