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Legend by Marie Lu
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Apr 03, 12

Read from March 29 to April 02, 2012

After seeing so much hype over this book, I finally decided to bite the bullet and get it for myself. I was a little skeptical going in, how could the book be as good as everyone was claiming it to be? When I did get down to reading it, I found myself enjoying it, but not to the extent that others had loved it.

The characters were the only minor pitfall for me. I loved Day, he was a hardened street criminal with a conscience and respect for others in his position, but I didn't enjoy June nearly as much. June represented a pseudo good girl who had obeyed the rules all of her life, for the most part. The fact that she was able to see Day for who he truly was and still allow his conviction, was what truly turned me off. The dual points of view were interesting, giving the reader a look into the street life, while offering an insider's look at the governing power that few Dystopian books give. The writing was phenomenal, as everyone had promised it would be, able to switch tones for the very different points of view given, showing versatility. The plot was another highlight of the book, great, quick and effective, giving the reader the ability to possibly finish in one sitting.

In need of a decent dystopian after read The Hunger Games? Legend is a great option for those people, or anyone who wants to test the dystopian waters, so to speak. I give Legend a 4/5, and I cannot wait to see what is to come with the sequels.
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