Dealing in Dreams

By RIVERA, Lilliam

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ISBN
9781481472142
Publisher
S. & S.


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School Library Journal

Starred Review on Winter2018  |  Young Adult

Gr 7 Up–Nalah, "Chief Rocka," heads a battle-ready crew of teenage girls known as Las Mal Criadas, brawling with other gangs to prove their dominance, patrolling the streets of Mega City, and enforcing the curfew established by Déesse, the city's ruler. Déesse's female dominated society is strictly stratified; young men are relegated to dancing in "boydegas" as entertainment for the girl crews, while most residents are "toilers," producing food pellets and "sueños" tablets, doled out to keep the populace compliant and on the precipice of addictio...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on March 1, 2019

Rivera (The Education of Margot Sanchez) presents an action-filled dystopian novel about loyalty, power, and losing and finding oneself. Nalah, a.k.a. Chief Rocka, is the leader of the all-girl gang Las Mal Criadas, which owns the streets of Mega City. Worn out from a life of gang fights, nights at "boydega" clubs, and trading sueños (an addictive manufactured tab), she dreams of the chance for a different path. This includes living in Mega Towers, an e...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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