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Legend

Lu, Marie, 1984-

(Book - 2011)
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
Legend
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In a dark future, when North America has split into two warring nations, fifteen-year-olds Day, a famous criminal, and prodigy June, the brilliant soldier hired to capture him, discover that they have a common enemy.
Publisher: New York : G. P. Putnam's Sons, 2011
ISBN: 9780399256752
039925675X
Branch Call Number: FIC L
Characteristics: 305 p. 22 cm.

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Dec 11, 2014
  • kiaraldana rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

omg! it is such an amazing book! I got it as a gift from a teacher and it took me months to actually start it... the first two or three chapters bored me but then once I got the hang of the book, I literally couldn't put it down and got in trouble many times for reading during a lesson in classes. ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT <3

Dec 01, 2014
  • samdog123 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Well done, Marie Lu! I like what you did with this dystopian title. It's a slick little story with lots of action and two engaging main characters. In a world that has been split (shades of the former USA) the population must take a trial at 10 years of age. Either you pass and go into the military, go into a desperately boring grunt job or ????? June and Day butt heads as their world spirals out of control...is the plague in their world caused by natural causes, or something more sinister? Great first title to what promises to be a really good trilogy. If you liked Hunger Games and Divergent, you're sure to love this too!

Nov 20, 2014
  • tocch101 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

A great read that is fast paced and fun. The characters are believable, but the ideas are a little mimics of apocalyptic literature.

Oct 27, 2014
  • Dimmu16 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A very good book. I enjoyed it very much.

Oct 23, 2014
  • PimaLib_JusdinaNB rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is my all time favorite dystopian novel. I quickly fell in love with the characters and the fast pace kept me on the edge of my seat.

Oct 13, 2014
  • fantasy_lover_14 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I LOVED this book! I was just gripping the book most of the time, yelling at it. Lu wrote this book so well, it was like I was in the book. Go read it!

Sep 06, 2014
  • Demigod4Ever rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Friend gave me this book as a Christmas gift, and i love her for it. The series was amazing.

Aug 26, 2014
  • sewong rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

from the start I couldn't put it down I read till like 1 am till I fell asleep.
especially since the first sentence is "my mother thinks im dead". not to ruin it.

Aug 21, 2014
  • BLESSING MUSGROVE rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book was awesome! It is the best book in the trilogy. Loved it!

Aug 18, 2014
  • 21221018758802 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

When I first started reading it, it took me a while to get used to it, but as soon as I really got into it, It was amazing! I definitely recommend this book!

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Oct 13, 2014
  • fantasy_lover_14 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

fantasy_lover_14 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

Aug 26, 2014
  • sewong rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

sewong thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

Aug 20, 2014
  • Cornchip_44 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Cornchip_44 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

Aug 08, 2014
  • zainabzahra rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

zainabzahra thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 12 and 12

Jun 24, 2014
  • SliverMoonlight rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

SliverMoonlight thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

Jun 24, 2014
  • selenium_seastar_2 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

selenium_seastar_2 thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

Jun 22, 2014
  • Maroon_Beetle_3 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Maroon_Beetle_3 thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

Jun 19, 2014
  • kiisu rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

kiisu thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

Jun 07, 2014
  • nattb rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

nattb thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over

Sandy_cd2003 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 10 and 99

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Violence: Some shooting but doesn't describe and BTW there is onlt like 2 or 3 kisses

Jan 21, 2014
  • sewong rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Frightening or Intense Scenes: just hanging of the cliff scenes

Jan 21, 2014
  • sewong rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: toooooooooo much kissing

Jan 21, 2014
  • sewong rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Violence: guns and bullets and knives and stuff like that. also FYI people die

Apr 11, 2013
  • red_crocodile_191 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: kissing kissing kissing and more kissing

Apr 11, 2013
  • red_crocodile_191 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Violence: violence but nothing worse than :he got shot in the head blood flowed down the wound

Feb 27, 2012
  • Mahala rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Violence: Fighting, blood shed, violence

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Mar 29, 2014
  • angiem99 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"You think too much of me." I smiled. "Perhaps you think too little of yourself." - June and Day

“I'm telling you that you got your facts wrong. I didn't kill your brother. But you killed my mother. You might as well have held the gun to her head!”

- Daniel Altan Wing (Day).

Jun 11, 2012
  • Black_Panda_1 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

“Each day means a new twenty-four hours. Each day means everything's possible again. You live in the moment, you die in the moment, you take it all one day at a time. -Day”

Feb 26, 2012
  • Mahala rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

"For ever and ever, Kid, until your sick and tired of seeing me."

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Oct 18, 2012
  • BieberFever108 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Legend is a book about a post-apocalyptic world with a ruthless government( the Republic). The government wants to separate the strong from the weak so they have every kid take a Trial to see if they are good to keep around. It follows two 15 year olds who are on different sides. One is a girl named June who is a Trial and Military Prodigy and who's brother has been recently murdered. The other is a Boy who is on the run. He causes trouble with the Republic and is Wanted. In the end they find that they are working together for the same thing.

Feb 27, 2012
  • Mahala rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Legend tells the story of a two remarkable 15-year-olds, Day and June, living on West cost of the United States now known as The Republic. This book instantly reminded me of Aladdin because Day is from a very poor area of The Republic and steals from the rich to help out his family and community. June on the other hand, has grown up in one of the wealthiest areas and has everything she could ask for and a secure future. Their paths suddenly cross after June's brother is murdered during a hospital break-in attempt by Day. The Republic's military uses June's thirst for revenge and has her track Day and bring him to justice. However, June soon finds out her safe world has not been what it appeared to be at all.

In 2130, the Republic rules the western part of post-apocalyptic America and grooms their most promising young into soldiers. One of their elite is fifteen-year-old June, a military prodigy and the only person to score a perfect 1500 at the Trials. On the opposite side of town, fifteen-year-old Day lives on the streets and fights injustice on his own terms. His remarkable ability to make the Republic look bad has landed him on the Republic’s most wanted list. When a new strain of the plague appears, Day’s brother is infected and his family is quarantined. Since only the privileged can afford the luxury of medicine, Day’s family has no choice but to let the plague take its course. In a desperate attempt to secure a vial of the vaccine for his younger brother, Day breaks into the laboratory at the local hospital. However, things go terrible wrong and Day is pursued by Republic Captain Iparis, June’s brother. When Captain Iparis is found dead, Day is the prime suspect. Vowing to bring her brother’s killer to justice, June plans a covert operation to flush out Day. While undercover, June meets a mysterious young man who saves her from an enraged mob of gamblers. As she discovers his true identity and the Republic’s dark secrets, June must make a decision that will change her life forever.

Grades 8-12, 305 pages

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