A Dystopian Legend Scores Highly

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Legend by Marie Lu

A book review by Christopher Moore

 Legend (1) copy

Plot: 20/20

The plot revolves around two characters: June, who works for the Republic and Day, the Republic’s most wanted criminal. Metias, June’s brother, is murdered and Day is the prime suspect. Sworn to avenge him, June tracks down Day in an attempt to do what no other agent has done. The story is packed with action and suspense in equal parts with softer moments segued in, like June’s memories of her parents and Day’s moments with Tess, making just as strong of impression.

 

Narration: 15/20

Lu delivers a masterclass in narration with her dual narrators – Day and June. For much of the novel, they’re separated so they show what we wouldn’t otherwise get to see if it were told by a single narrator. More than this, the perspectives are opposites offering different perceptions, beliefs and opinions:…

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