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Legend

Lu, Marie (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.
Authors: Lu, Marie, 1984-
Title: Legend
Publisher: New York :, G. P. Putnam's Sons,, 2011.
Characteristics: 305 p. ;,22 cm.
Summary: 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.
Local Note: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 14 15
ISBN: 9781410446060
039925675X
9780399256752
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Comment by: JCLChrisK Report This Apr 30, 2013

Often I hunt high and low for a movie to satisfy a particular craving I sometimes get: I want a good action story that will sweep me up in the excitement and tension and fill me with adrenaline without turning my brain to mush. I don't think of that as a particularly hard standard to meet, but I find surprisingly few movies that do so because too often explosions and chases mean everything else about the movie is dumb. --- This book, however, totally satisfied that craving. I had fun, couldn't put it down, and wasn't left feeling like I had lowered my IQ to do so. --- I debated for a bit how to rate this, and scanned through some of the other reviews here as I did so. Many of the three- and four-star ones say something along the lines of, "I had an awesome time reading this, but . . . " But it's not a great literary book, but the characters aren't deeply developed, but it's not unique, etc. And they're right, if I were to judge this book purely on its literary merits, I wouldn't give it five stars. But (here's my "but"), I'm not a literary reviewer, just someone who loves reading and recommending books, so my primary consideration in rating a book is the experience I had with it (and the experience I expect potential other readers to have), and my experience with this one was a good time. I was swept away in the fun and didn't have any hangover later--this may be candy, but it's good candy. --- If that's what you're looking for, this is an excellent option.


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Report This Apr 18, 2014
  • zainabzahra rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

its an awesome book. YOU MUST READ IT!

Report This Apr 15, 2014
  • Angeleyes8 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

This is an awesome book to read. It grabbed my attention from the beginning and it was hard for me to put it down.

Report This Apr 06, 2014
  • lucybooks rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Fantastic book! One of my favorites. Fans of The hunger games and Divergent would love this book.

Report This Mar 23, 2014
  • fuzzy_purple_unicorns_01 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Read. It.

Report This Mar 12, 2014
  • afzalupal rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Good Book

Report This Mar 02, 2014
  • hmcgivney rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I find this version of dystopia to be very chilling: a totalitarian regime, rigid class structure, a person's entire future determined by a test at 10 years old. I liked the writing, lots of action and enough of a mystery to keep the reader hooked as the story unfolds. I loved that June and Day are two sides to the same coin, both whip-smart and daring. The villains are good too - there's nothing more frightening than a True Believer. I'm eager to continue with the series.

Report This Feb 25, 2014
  • JennaLatifiMalo13 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I love this book. Finished it in one day. It just captures your mind. It almost turns the pages for you!

Report This Feb 23, 2014
  • hamburger728 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Honestly one of the best books i have ever read. I love love love June and Day! Just finished Prodigy (AMAZING) and can't wait to start Champion:)

Report This Feb 23, 2014
  • idied rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

so in this book June a 15 year old girl is trying to track down Day a 15 year old boy who killed her brother. After she finds him she kills him.

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Report This Apr 18, 2014
  • zainabzahra rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

zainabzahra thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 11 and 14

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  • Angeleyes8 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Angeleyes8 thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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  • blue_horse_2717 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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  • sewong rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

sewong thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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  • sweet8444 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

sweet8444 thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over

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  • frinkerbelle rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

frinkerbelle thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 11 and 18

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  • tessabanessa rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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  • blue_tiger_1097 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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Report This 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.

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

Frightening or Intense Scenes: just hanging of the cliff scenes

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

Sexual Content: toooooooooo much kissing

Report This 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

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

Sexual Content: kissing kissing kissing and more kissing

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  • 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

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

Violence: Fighting, blood shed, violence

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Report This 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).

Report This 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”

Report This 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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Report This Dec 18, 2011
  • Andesite rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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