The book “Legend” by Marie Lu is a twisting tale of 2 characters, a boy from the slums and a girl from the richest sector, who strive to find the truth about a murder and their country. This book was frankly hard to put down, and I haven’t read many better books.
In this story, a girl named June lives happily until her brother (Metias) is murdered. The government immediately places the crime onto the country’s hardest-to-catch convict, a slums boy named Day. Determined to find her brother’s killer and avenge the death, June goes undercover to Day’s sector and ends up being saved by him after a street fight.
(Spetzi has placed the rest of this review under a spoiler tag. Major plot points may be revealed.)View Spoiler »But, when June finds out that Day is not a murderer (and she may have some feelings that don’t go with her mission persona) she strives to find a truth she may not want to find. June soon finds out that there’s more than the murder of her brother that’s being covered up by the Republic, and with Day’s help finds out just how far they will go for their secrets. June is the only child to EVER get a perfect score on her trial, or so she thinks. As it turns out, Day’s perfect 1500 was covered up when he was taken to the “labor camps” that use the inhabitants for scientific research. With the true identity of her brother’s killer and the trial scandal weighing on her chest, June decides to break Day out of government custody before his execution. To do this, she’ll need the help of The Patriots, a group that helps the Colonies in their war against the Republic. « Hide Spoiler