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Legend (edition 2011)

by Marie Lu

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Member:lisarenea
Title:Legend
Authors:Marie Lu
Info:Putnam Juvenile (2011), Edition: 1, Hardcover, 320 pages
Collections:2013 Readings, Your library
Rating:****
Tags:Young Adult, dystopia

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Legend by Marie Lu

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Not great writing but the premise is intriguing enough. Yes, but Kindle.
  Xleptodactylous | Apr 7, 2015 |
I absolutely love this book. The characters are engaging and the plot moves swiftly. Even though it is another dystopian novel it doesn't read as cliche as the others. There is also great diversity, the main character is a minority and the female character is not stereotypically weak or reliant on male assistance.

I recommend this to lots of my reluctant readers and to the readers that read Hunger Games or Divergent but weren't as impressed as the mainstream.
  RachelSchillreff | Apr 6, 2015 |
RGG: Well-written, dystopian science fiction, that is very engaging because of the two main characters, who start out as enemies even though the reader senses they will become allies. Graphic violence: a parent is killed in cold blood for example. Some romance but not sexually explicit. 12-YA.
  rgruberexcel | Apr 4, 2015 |
Legend is a book about a boy that his mother thinks he is died. This boy is so bad that he is wanted for a lot of money the things is that the police dont know what he looks like. He says that it is funny because they dont know what picture they should put. This boy has lots of dreams about his mother. He has dreams that peoplke will go the his house and check his mother. They would put x on the door but no they didnt put a x at all.

Legend was a really good book i loved it. The book goes to really life to a dream this boy dreams a lot. He dreams about his mother and all the things they did to her. It was good i really loved it. It was really good but the part that i like was that the police didnt know what he looked like. They would make him look like a black man or a asian man they didnt know. I was a really good book i think kids should read it. ( )
  EdselC.B1 | Mar 23, 2015 |
Interesting new dystopian YA novel! Marie Lu has laid out interesting groundwork. I'm glad to have come across book 1 without having to wait for the publishing of book 2.

If you have read and enjoyed Divergent, Hunger Games, Maze Runner, or Delirium, you will enjoy this book, too. I recommend this those who have enjoyed those, but understand that this book is not as fully developed in its story as the first books of HG, MR or Divergent.

That being said, I do agree with another reviewer about the ages of the H and h; 15/16 years old is a bit too young to figure out what the military government is up to with the plague viruses - the H and h may be off-the-charts intelligent and connected, but I find the ages, problem-solving and all-around knowledge of government workings a bit too hard to believe. The H and h should have stand-out qualities, but they should also have been given time to have experience. June's brother was the primary source for her learning about the government's use of the plague viruses about ten-ish years older than June -- making his slow process of discovery more believable.

It wasn't until Insurgent, The Scorch Trials and, Pandemonium that the reader came to better understand what shenanigans the governments were up to following Divergent, The Maze Runner and Delirium. I expect the same to happen in Prodigy.

This dystopian series is a much easier read than Maze Runner and not as thoroughly constructed as Divergent, but that doesn't make it any less enjoyable or entertaining. ( )
  olongbourn | Mar 1, 2015 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 039925675X, Hardcover)

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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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