The Scorpion Rules

Title

The Scorpion Rules

Authors

Erin Bow

Publisher

Margaret K. McEderry Books

Publication Year

2016

ISBN

9781481442725

Pages

400 pages

Genre

science fiction

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

The teenage princess of a future-world Canadian superpower, where royal children are held hostage to keep their countries from waging war, falls in love with an American prince who rebels against the brutal rules governing their existences.

Grade Level

9-12

Lexile Measure

HL600L

Diversity Topics

LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Bisexuality; bisexual teenager

Main Character

female teenager

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

mother and father

LGBTQ+

bisexual female

Awards

Best Bets: Recommended Canadian Books for Teens, 2015 Young Adult Fiction
Best Books for Kids and Teens, 2016 Young Adult Fiction
Best Children's Books of the Year, 2016 Fourteen and Up
Best of the Best Books, 2015 Teen Fiction
Booklist Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, 2016 Fiction
Choices, 2016 Fiction Young Adult
Futurescapes: Selected Speculative and Science Fiction for Children and Teens, 2016 Dystopia
Globe 100 Guide to the Year's Best Book, 2015 Young Adult
Kirkus Book Review Stars, 2015
Amy Mathers Teen Book Award, 2016, Finalist, Children's Literature
Cybils Awards, 2015, Nominee, Young Adult (Speculative Fiction)
Young Adult Book Award, 2016, Winner

Keywords

artificial intelligence; hostages; insurgency; imaginary wars and battles; children of Heads of State; love triangle; dystopia

Diversity Impact

indirect

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