The Summer Prince - YA Review by Lyric

Reader: Lyric K
Age: 14
Title: The Summer Prince
Author: Alaya D. Johnson
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Pub Date: 03/01/13
Galley: Yes
Top 25: Yes
Convince us to read the book: People should read the book because it is a great book.  It it brings up important topics that are relevant. It also has romance.   
Memorable or Forgettable: The book was very up front about practically everything wrong in the world that I find distasteful like corruption, messed up gender rules, and certain traditions.  Whenever I find that in a book, I usually love it.
Cover: The cover that I saw intrigued me but, at first, I thought it would be a trashy romance (offense definitely intended(not to the Summer Prince)).
Age Range: 14 through 18 and up
Quality: 5Q Hard to imagine a better book
Popularity: 4P Broad general teen appeal
Additional Comments: Amazing!!!! More people should top ten it!
Annotation: June, a teenager in a futuristic, post-apocalyptic, semi-paradise where kids are looked down upon, struggles with not being noticed and she decides to change it. In a combination of love, art, and friendship June makes her way to the top, but she can't defy everything in her path.

tags: science fiction / dystopian / post-apocalyptic / BFYA nominee / ya lit

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