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Legend (edition 2011)

by Marie Lu

Series: Legend (1)

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Member:Elizabeth324
Title:Legend
Authors:Marie Lu
Info:Putnam Juvenile (2011), Edition: 1, Hardcover, 336 pages
Collections:Your library
Rating:****
Tags:YA, dystopian, government, murder, romance, Los Angeles

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I just finished re-reading this with my 11-year old son. It was just as good the second time and my son loved it too.

Great dystopian story with a couple of twists. June is a strong female character and Day is a likable rebel. The first book of a great trilogy. ( )
  Jadedog13 | Feb 3, 2016 |
This book should come with a warning! Once you start reading it you can't put it down. It is full of action and contains some violence. It is about a future America where the government control is very strong. "The Republic," as it is called has plenty of soldiers to enforce the rules. The main story in the book is between Day, a boy fighting against the Republic, and June, the Republic's most gifted soldier and prodigy. June is given the mission to track down Day after he kills her brother. It is a fascinating and fast read. ( )
  ddbrown201 | Jan 23, 2016 |
A bit on the depressing side and left open for a sequel. ( )
  keindi | Jan 23, 2016 |
Distopias have become so overdone but this one had somewhat of a fresh feel. ( )
  Jen.ODriscoll.Lemon | Jan 23, 2016 |
Distopias have become so overdone but this one had somewhat of a fresh feel. ( )
  Jen.ODriscoll.Lemon | Jan 23, 2016 |
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Unabridged, 7 CDs, 9 hours

Read by Steven Kaplan & Mariel Stern

What was once the western United States is now home to the Republic, a nation perpetually at war with its neighbors. Born into an elite family in one of the Republic's wealthiest districts, fifteen-year-old June is a prodigy being groomed for success in the Republic's highest military circles. Born into the slums, fifteen-year-old Day is the country's most wanted criminal. But his motives may not be as malicious as they seem.

From very different worlds, June and Day have no reason to cross paths--until the day June's brother, Metias, is murdered and Day becomes the prime suspect. Caught in the ultimate game of cat and mouse, Day is in a race for his family's survival, while June seeks to avenge Metias's death. But in a shocking turn of events, the two uncover the truth of what has really brought them together, and the sinister lengths their country will go to keep its secrets.

Full of nonstop action, suspense, and romance, this novel is sure to move readers as much as it thrills.

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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.

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