Welcome back guys, so today I will be going over a novel I am currently reading for my book report called “Legend” written by Marie Lu. It is the first of a trilogy, the other two being “Prodigy” and “Champion” respectively. It has approximately 300 pages and is filled with non-stop action and suspense with a little bit of romance.
First, some background information, this is set in the Western Coast of the United States, and in the novel the coast is divided between the Republic and the Colonies. The actual USA does not exist anymore, and this book is all in the Republic territory.
The two main characters in this novel are a young male named Day and a young female named June Iparis. Day is fugitive from the poor sectors of the Republic, and although he never kills people, he always manages to cause some disruption in the Republic, that’s his goal along with taking care of his family from a distance by giving them money to his brother (A.K.A the only person in his family who know that he is the “Day”) .
Meanwhile, June is the youngest military prodigy of the Republic who passed her Trial with a perfect score (I’ll explain what a Trial is later), which never happened before. She comes from the richest sector of the Republic and has no reason o ever come in contact with Day until the day her brother, a military captain,is killed. The prime suspect: Day after he infiltrated a hospital to get a cure for a disease. Although from his perspective in the previous chapter, we see that he struck Metias (the captain) with a knife in his shoulder, creating only a minor wound so he could escape. So what that means, obviously, someone else killed Metias, which meant that it was either an inside job or someone else had a reason to kill him.
Anyways, June starts to chase down Day by faking being a regular lake sector beggar, and if you want to know what happens next you have to read the book. And since I promised, a Trial is something the military created which is, well, a trial, that decides the future of children aged 11 (mandatory).