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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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Feb 10, 2015
  • ssdeonarain rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Legend is the first book in a trilogy by Marie Lu. At first, it seemed really slow and it took me a really, really long time to get through the beginning of this book. But as the book progresses it started became more exhilarating. The book is about the most wanted criminal named Day, and one of Republics youngest and highly trained soldiers named June. After June’s brother is murdered by who she thinks is Day, she sets out on a mission to bring her brothers killer in for execution. During her investigation she uncovers secrets that were hidden by the Republic, that if were exposed now it would cause the government to collapse. Including the secret of how her parents actually died. Something that I really liked about this book is that it has some original ideas, but what I don’t like is that it can be predictable at some parts. I would say what they are because everyone has read at least one book like this or has seen a movie like it but I won’t spoil it for anyone who is planning on reading it (which you should). If you get past the predictable part it was a pretty good book, I would rate the book a 7 or 8 out of 10. Now the title of the book, I would say it is the perfect title, because Day is the youngest, most wanted criminal in the Republic which makes him a legend. But also because of the events that take place in this original book, for lack of better description this book was literally legendary.

Feb 09, 2015
  • vbookworm rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

This book was too awesome to even explain. I just love June and Day so much, but I absolutely DETEST the Republic for doing all of those awful things. It's a crime against humanity!

Jan 23, 2015
  • Candie12 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

An great start to an amazing dystopian series, Legend is a gripping, cinematic reading experience. The lead characters are interesting and likeable (surprisingly hard to find in YA) . Legend is a super-fun and easy read that I would recommend to anyone.

Jan 10, 2015
  • TGPretender rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

An enjoyable adventure but the nicest part of this is how June changes over the story, how she grows and lets each reveal change her for the better. The romance was too fast and pretty forced, but most are in literature. Still put the second book on hold because I want to know what happens next.

Jan 03, 2015

Hey Muggle_Witch Blarg! I'm really not sure if I should read this book.

Jan 03, 2015
  • Domo1234 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

One of the best books I read! A great touch of action, humor, adventure, touching moments, and romance. I cannot describe how terrific and brilliant this story is..guess you'll have to read the book yourself to find out!

Dec 28, 2014
  • Muggle_Witch rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

If you don't read this book, I don't know what you've been doing. This book... It will make you laugh and cry and everything in between. Too deep to describe in words. Just read it.

Dec 27, 2014
  • 5SecondsOfDerp rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Stunning book, I love anti-goverment sci-fi books and this one tops my list!!! Such a fantastic plot and pleanty of plot twists to keep my mind spinning!!! I read this book within 5 hours, absolutley could not put it down. Looking forward to more??? Cannot describe how great this book is, outstanding read for anyone!!!

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!

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Jan 03, 2015
  • Domo1234 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Domo1234 thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over

Dec 27, 2014
  • 5SecondsOfDerp rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

5SecondsOfDerp thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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

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Dec 27, 2014
  • 5SecondsOfDerp rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Violence: Some shooting, and very little kissing

Aug 13, 2014

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
  • KingSalomon rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: kissing kissing kissing and more kissing

Apr 11, 2013
  • KingSalomon 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

Feb 01, 2013

“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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