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Sunday, July 5, 2015

Summer Reading: Legend by Marie Lu

This is one in a series of posts highlighting books for our Summer Reading Celebration Day on September 23rd. Students can choose one of the books from our list for their enjoyment. This does not fulfill ANY school requirements and participation will not be graded. Click on the image for the complete list. 

Today's post is about Legend by Marie Lu. The Republic, once the western U.S., is perpetually at war with its neighbors. Born into an elite family in a wealthy district, 15 year-old June is a prodigy being groomed for success in the highest military circles. Born into the slums, 15-year-old Day is the country's most wanted criminal. June & Day have no reason to cross paths until the day June's brother is murdered & 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 her brother. But in a shocking turn of events, the two uncover the truth of what has really brought them together, & the sinister lengths their country will go to keep its secrets. This book has 336 pages and contains language, mature themes and violence.