Dealing in Dreams
Dealing in Dreams
Dealing in Dreams
Lilliam Rivera
The Outsiders meets Mad Max: Fury Road in this fast-paced dystopian novel about sisterhood and the cruel choices people are forced to make in order to survive.At night, Las Mal Criadas own these streets. Sixteen-year-old Nalah leads the fiercest all-girl crew in Mega City. That role brings with it violent throwdowns and access to the hottest boydega clubs, but Nalah quickly grows weary of her questionable lifestyle. Her dream is to get off the streets and make a home in the exclusive Mega Towers, in which only a chosen few get to live. To make it to the Mega Towers, Nalah must prove her loyalty to the city's benevolent founder and cross the border in a search of the mysterious gang the Ashé Ryders. Led by a reluctant guide, Nalah battles crews and her own doubts but the closer she gets to her goal the more she loses sight of everything--and everyone--she cares about. Nalah must choose whether or not she's willing to do the unspeakable to get what she wants. Can she discover that home is not where you live but whom you chose to protect before she loses the family she's created for good?

Book Details


  • Fiction

Age Level: 

  • 12 and up
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Dealing in Dreams is set in a future metropolis where gender roles have been reversed and men are not allowed power over anyone. The dream shared by most is to live in the towers where only the elite are allowed. There are two main ways to get acceptance into the towers. One is to have a strong presence in the arts community and be noticed by the leader, Deesse. The other way is the most common; it involves getting noticed by Deesse for being in a gang. Young girls are forced into training camps where they are taught to fight.

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