Following Legend, Prodigy is a tale of a divided, dystopic America, from the perspective of the commie side's two most notorious outlaws, both fifteen. They discover that the corporate side is no heaven either, nor is the resistance of the former that they've been drawn into supporting.
There are moments in the book where the romantic love triangle and the politics are a bit heavy-handed, but bear with them. They play out well in the end.
I understand there's a movie in the works for Legend. I wonder if they'll Hunger Games it and anglicize the stars. The heteronormative male lead, Day, is definitely Asian.
Lu says in the interview linked above:
"My fingers are crossed that they will at least keep the casting open to the ethnicities that are mentioned in the book," Lu said. "That would be ideal. I know you can’t always find a half-Asian, half-Caucasian actor who is perfect for the role … who has blue eyes and blond hair."
Except, an Asian dude can wear contacts and dye his hair. Or a white guy could be Mickey Rooney.