The Summer Prince

By JOHNSON, Alaya Dawn

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ISBN
978-0-545-41779-2 978-0-545-52077-5
Publisher
Scholastic Arthur A. Levine


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on April 1, 2013  |  Grades 5-up

Gr 9 Up—Four hundred years earlier, the Y Plague nearly decimated the world's male population. Upon the ruins of Brazil, Queen Odete constructed the pyramid city of Palmares Três. Here artist June Costa, 16, dreams of greatness, but instead finds herself tangled in an unusual and tragic love triangle involving her friend Gil and Enki, the rebellious Summer King who must die at year's end s...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on March 1, 2013

Four hundred years after nuclear war devastates the world, the Brazilian city of Palmares Três thrives as an isolationist matriarchy. June, stepdaughter to one of the powerful political leaders known as Aunties, is determined to be an artist, and her daring, anonymous installations challenge the city's restrictions on technology, its corrupt infrastructure, its disregard for the young (technology has allowed lifespans to stretch multiple centuries), and ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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