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With Mockingjay Part 1 still two months away, the Hunger Games fans among you might be getting a little antsy. You're seeing more and more trailers, posters, celebrity interviews and posts all over the Internet. If you’re obsessed with books set in a messed-up future, like The Hunger Games or Divergent, you should probably get your hands on these books ASAP to quench your thirst until Mocking… (more)
I like celebrating teen literature every day because there is so much good stuff out there. Yet, in honor of the actual day, I wanted to share a couple titles that I recently enjoyed reading. Marie Lu's world in Legend can be compared to The Hunger Games or Divergent, but what I like about this dystopian novel are the parallel lives of Day and June, two characters on each side of the good vs… (more)
From Library Staff
June is being groomed to join the highest ranks of the Republic of America, but when she meets Day, who is perceived to be a threat to the plague-ridden Republic, sparks fly.
From the critics
AgeAdd Age Suitability
5SecondsOfDerp thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over
fantasy_lover_14 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over
zainabzahra thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 12 and 12
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selenium_seastar_2 thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over
Maroon_Beetle_3 thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over
NoticesAdd a Notice
Violence: Some shooting but doesn't describe and BTW there is onlt like 2 or 3 kisses
Frightening or Intense Scenes: just hanging of the cliff scenes
Violence: guns and bullets and knives and stuff like that. also FYI people die
Sexual Content: kissing kissing kissing and more kissing
Violence: violence but nothing worse than :he got shot in the head blood flowed down the wound
QuotesAdd a Quote
"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).
“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”
SummaryAdd a Summary
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.
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