The Summer Prince

by Alaya Dawn Johnson

The Summer Prince

Hardcover, 289 pages, Scholastic, List Price: $17.99 | purchase

Purchase Featured Book

The Summer Prince
Alaya Dawn Johnson

Your purchase helps support NPR Programming. How?

NPR Summary

In the futuristic Brazilian metropolis Palmares Tres, artist June Costa joins the bold new Summer King, Enki, to stage explosive, dramatic projects that the city will never forget. The pair adds fuel to a growing rebellion against the government's strict limits on new tech, and June falls deeply, unfortunately in love with Enki. Because like all Summer Kings before him, Enki is destined to die.

NPR stories about The Summer Prince

Critics' Lists: Summer 2013

School's Out: 5 Great Summer Reads For Teens

Open up The Summer Prince and you can practically smell the humid sea air and feel the thump of samba vibrating through the great pyramid-shaped city of Palmares Tres. Set in a far-future, post-nuclear-apocalypse Brazil, The Summer Prince follows June, the self-proclaimed "best artist in Palmares Tres" and relatively typical teenager, as she squabbles with her mother and works on cheeky performance-art stunts with her best friend, Gil. But Gil falls for Enki, who has just

Petra Mayer

Reviews From The NPR Community


Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the Community rules and Terms of Use. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.