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    DescriptionA heart-stopping story of love, death, technology, and art set amid the tropics of a futuristic Brazil. The lush city of Palmares Tres shimmers with tech and tradition, with screaming gossip casters and practiced politicians. In the midst of this vibrant metropolis, June Costa creates art that's sure to make her legendary. But her dreams of fame become something more when she meets Enki, the bold new Summer King. The whole city falls in love with him (including June's best friend, Gil). But June sees more to Enki than amber eyes and a lethal samba. She sees a fellow artist. Together, June and Enki will stage explosive, dramatic projects that Palmares Tres will never forget. They will add fuel to a growing rebellion against the government's strict limits on new tech. And June will fall deeply, unfortunately in love with Enki. Because like all Summer Kings before him, Enki is destined to die. Pulsing with the beat of futuristic Brazil, burning with the passions of its characters, and overflowing with ideas, this fiery novel will leave you eager for more from Alaya Dawn Johnson.

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    The Summer Prince
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Alaya Dawn Johnson
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 289
    Width: 145 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 26 mm
    Weight: 413 g
    ISBN 13: 9780545417792
    ISBN 10: 0545417791

    BIC E4L: SCI, F13+
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: Y2.2
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    BISAC V2.8: JUV026000, JUV059000
    LC classification: PZ7.J6267 SUM 2013
    Thema V1.0: YFM, YFG, YFE
    Arthur A. Levine Books
    Imprint name
    Arthur A. Levine Books
    Publication date
    01 March 2013
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Alaya Dawn Johnson's short story "Love Will Tear Us Apart" was included in the ZOMBIES VS UNICORNS anthology (Margaret K. McElderry, 2010), edited by Justine Larbalestier and Holly Black. THE SUMMER PRINCE is her first young adult novel. She lives in New York City.
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    After a nuclear winter, survivors in Brazil build the towering pyramid city of Palmares Tres, where every five years an elected king chooses a Queen and is then sacrificed. Privileged, rebellious young artist June Costas is mesmerized by this year's election, and she fiercely favors Enki, a beautiful boy from the bottom tier, the world of the algae vats and the perpetual stink. After his election, June and her best friend are drawn into Enki's world. With only a year to live, he is a brilliant and fast-burning star whose light opens June's eyes not to the serious issues--and corruption-- affecting her city, and with her art, she helps to release a surge of discontent. In this YA debut, Johnson paints a brilliant picture of a seemingly lush paradise hiding a core rotted by class stratification, creative stagnation, and disenfranchisement. Evocative, disturbing, and exhilarating, this story leaves much for the reader to ponder, from the nuanced characters to fascinating central themes, including the impact of technology and the role of isolationism in a perilous world. Like leaping into cold water on a hot day, this original dystopian novel takes the breath away, refreshes, challenges, and leaves the reader shivering but yearning for another plunge. -- Lynn Rutan, "Booklist "starred review "Eighteen-year-old artist June Costa is a citizen of Palmares Tres, a vertically structured city in what was once Brazil, with the rich at the top, the poor at the bottom, and a vital tradition of music and dance. Its centenarian queen keeps a tight rein on the tech--electronic and pharmaceutical--that allows for intensive state security and bodily modification. Privileged but rebellious June and her best friend Gil live on Tier Eight, and when they get involved with Enki, a beautiful bottom-tier resident who will serve a year as the summer king before his ritual sacrifice, her political art gains attention, and things get dangerous. In her YA debut, Johnson (the Spiri