Legend

Legend

Book - 2011
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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
9780142422076
Characteristics: 305 p. ; 22 cm

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1Love2learn
Aug 03, 2020

So much like the Divergent series. If you liked it, you would like this. Excited to read the next one, as this one leaves you hanging!

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SadiqShaikh
Jul 23, 2020

Legend is a great novel with an action-packed plot and cool characters. Although the story was a bit slow at times, it is well written and suspenseful, making it an engaging read. It’s quite similar to Hunger Games but certainly has its own twists. Overall, a great read!

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JerryJennings
Jul 21, 2020

Legend by Marie Lu is a young adult dystopian novel featuring two fifteen year olds, a boy and a girl, who are opposite sides of power and privilege. They are both brilliant. The novel is action packed. I am sure it will appeal to many in its target age group

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Anika_Singh
Jul 10, 2020

In the future, the United States separates into two countries: the Republic and the Colonies. When someone in the Republic turns 10, they take a test to determine what kind of job they will get.

June is fifteen years old and got a perfect score on her test. She was born into one of the wealthiest families in the Republic and is being trained to be in the Republic's highest military circles.

On the other hand, fifteen-year-old Day is the country's most wanted criminal. But Day only steals for his family's survival. When June's brother, Metias, is murdered, Day becomes the prime suspect.

This story is captivating and leaves you wanting a sequel.

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Viola_Adventure
Jul 01, 2020

In a futuristic North America, there are two warring nations. The Republicans, and the Colonists, there is also an additional group called the Patriots. Day is labeled a criminal because he rebelled against the Republic. He likes to help people more than harm them, he just happens to do it illegally. June's brother is killed by Day and she will do what ever it takes to get her revenge. As a soldier she has more advantages than Day, these help her find him.
As she searches for him the Commander and her team erase all trace of Day's past. June finds his Trial test records that say he got way under 800, but all his answers are correct. She's not the only one who got the full 1500 points now. Soon she discovers that Day isn't her enemy. They both have a much stronger enemy.

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creativegirly123
Apr 03, 2020

One of the best books I have every read. Truly great and enticing, I would recommend it to anyone who loves a romantic and thrilling book. If you do, look no further because this trilogy is one of the best ones you'll ever find. Great job Marie Lu, your series The Young Elites, was also an incredible trilogy. I truly admire your work. Keep it up! It reminds me of Matched!

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GoodBooksNow
Jan 23, 2020

This 4 book series is fantastic. It felt like I was watching a movie or even right there in the characters heads. Excellent writing that keeps you on the edge, unable to put it down.

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MegMermaid
Oct 02, 2019

Pretty mediocre dystopian novel. Maybe the second is better?

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sfosteryoung
Sep 07, 2019

Amazing book lots of details and action filled sentences. I also like how many genres there is in this book. I like how there is romance and parts where one sentence can change your whole perspective.

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Banna25
Aug 29, 2019

Legend was a great book, and I really enjoyed it. In a way it is sort of similar to The Hunger Games. I would definitely read it again.

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Anika_Singh
Jul 10, 2020

Anika_Singh thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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Ravindersidhu
Dec 29, 2019

Ravindersidhu thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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book_worm_06
Dec 03, 2019

book_worm_06 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 13 and 15

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GreenNinjaGirl
Jul 05, 2019

GreenNinjaGirl thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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jeffs1
Feb 02, 2019

jeffs1 thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and over

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blue_dog_31717
Jan 11, 2019

blue_dog_31717 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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burgundy_wren_15
Oct 01, 2018

burgundy_wren_15 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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hfaulkner7
Feb 06, 2018

hfaulkner7 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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BudgiesNbooks
Sep 23, 2017

BudgiesNbooks thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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aam04
Aug 09, 2017

aam04 thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over

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astadt
Jan 16, 2020

"Did you set fire to a series of ten F-427 fighter jets parked at the Burbank air force base right before they were to head out to the warfront?"
"I'm kinda proud of that one."

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white_wolf_1506
Feb 09, 2019

“The boy who walks in the light”

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white_wolf_1506
Feb 09, 2019

“What a joke! Poor little rich girl's fallen in love with the Republic's most famous criminal.”

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MeteaGR
Aug 28, 2016

“The memory fades, and I’m left hanging on to the ghosts of his
words.”

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jmli
Aug 07, 2016

"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."

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genius_girl
Jul 26, 2016

"You try to walk in the light."
-Day

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parnoosh
Jul 15, 2016

"You're brilliant, but you're a fool to stay with someone like me."

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karenlucero
Jul 10, 2016

"June has never looked more beautiful than she does now, unadorned and honest, vulnerable yet invincible."

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tk28281
Jun 25, 2016

"I will hunt you down. I will scour the streets of Los Angeles for you. Search every street in the Republic if I have to. I will trick you and deceive you, lie, cheat and steal to find you, tempt you out of your hiding place, and chase you until you have nowhere else to run. I make you this promise: your life is mine.”

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BookNerdoftheWorld
Oct 03, 2015

Why? You afraid of me or something? Only brave enough to shoot people' s mothers? Page 218 ( could'nt write all of it but those 2 pages were good)

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NeverEndingCycle
Dec 27, 2014

Violence: Some shooting, and very little kissing

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deannamt
Aug 13, 2014

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

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sewong
Jan 21, 2014

Frightening or Intense Scenes: just hanging of the cliff scenes

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sewong
Jan 21, 2014

Sexual Content: toooooooooo much kissing

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sewong
Jan 21, 2014

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

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JihadiConservative
Apr 11, 2013

Sexual Content: A lot of kissing.

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JihadiConservative
Apr 11, 2013

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

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Mahala
Feb 27, 2012

Violence: Fighting, blood shed, violence

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jmli
Aug 13, 2016

A rich-sector girl—June Iparis—and a poor-sector boy—Day Wing—cross paths, as the boy is framed for the murder of the girl's brother.

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Simone121
Jun 24, 2015

June and Day are 15 years old and living in The Republic, which is at war with the Patriots and the Colonies. June is a prodigy with a perfect score on her trial, and is on her way to becoming a wealthy soldier, even though she likes to cause a bit of trouble. Day on the other hand failed his trial, and he lives on the street with a girl named Tess as one of the most "annoying" criminals. Their lives have no reason to cross, until June's older brother is killed and Day becomes the prime suspect in the case. June is given the mission of hunting Day down. But, when June finally meets Day, the situation takes a different turn, and they uncover the truth of who really killed June's brother, and to what lengths the republic will go to in order to keep it's secrets.

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BieberFever108
Oct 18, 2012

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.

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Mahala
Feb 27, 2012

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.

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