The Summer Prince

by Alaya Dawn Johnson

The Summer Prince

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

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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.


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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

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