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Life Before Legend: Stories of the Criminal and the Prodigy

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

17 out of 20 people found this review helpful.

Nice little insight to Day's and June's background.

If you haven't read Legend, then this will be a *spoiler* for you.

As with Legend and Prodigy, the novella is split also between Day and June.

I enjoyed reading about life for these two characters before the events of Legend. For Day, you can see how h...
If you haven't read Legend, then this will be a *spoiler* for you.

As with Legend and Prodigy, the novella is split also between Day and June.

I enjoyed reading about life for these two characters before the events of Legend. For Day, you can see how he had to grow up a lot faster than he should've, and also why he chose to keep to himself most of the time. He really has a sensitive, yet strong, nature about him that just makes him likeable almost immediately, and apparently much too good looking for a boy his age is supposed to look if he can get older girls.

When he tries to find some kind of normalcy, tries to "settle down," he realizes that he can't. It's his nature to not let things be as corrupt as they are and he can't stop himself from fighting against those that are corrupt.

He is overall too good, and not in an annoying or bad way. And you wonder how such a boy can still be so good with all the bad that's happened to him.

In June's side, I love that we get to read more about Metias, the boy also forced to take on more than he wanted to, in that he has to take care of June. It's almost heartbreaking to see how good a brother, and a parental figure, he was to June knowing what we know in Legend.

June is definitely still a troublemaker, but often not by her fault, unless you consider her perfect score a fault. She's a spitfire, and her circumstances have obviously led her to make herself that way, to protect herself, or stick up for herself, as Metias said. Often she goes to the extreme, as having anger issues can have that effect.

It's interesting to see both of these characters in their little bubbles, how they got where they are now. Really, nothing's changed about them, but still, I loved reading Metias and this novella makes me love him more.
With all that said, this book doesn't look like it gives any insight as to what will happen in the third book. It's really just a background story for them.

posted by sdnatasha on February 22, 2013

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Most Helpful Critical Review

2 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

WOW

I LOVED IT

posted by Anonymous on August 19, 2013

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  • Posted February 20, 2013

    Before there was Legend, as a twelve year old boy Day had to sur

    Before there was Legend, as a twelve year old boy Day had to survive the streets of the Lake sector. His knee is wounded and tries to help those he nows needs it. Taking a job for a couple days we see how Day spent his early days surviving. With a little help from a girl who is just a little older than him, Day can't help but imagine life not on the run a setting up their on the lake. Of course dreams don't always come true and Day has first hand knowledge of this.
    Drake University is the place every citizen wishes to get into but starting at the age of twelve can be tough. For June being the only Prodigy is privilege and shouldn't be taken lightly. but do you expect when you enter a school reserved with teens who look down at her and not up. Starting trouble is one of June's strong suits and even when its the first day. Of course being late to the first day is not her fault but the school seems to think it is. 
    Life Before Legend, offers a chance to look into the lives of June and Day before they met and before their true story can be said. They both seem to adjust and know that survival is key. Of course both live in separate areas and gain a different experience, both are learning skills that help them become the Legend they are meant to be.  

    7 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 28, 2013

    Awsome!!!!!

    The size of the book could be better but it explains some things i pondered about in the actual book.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 15, 2014

    Soccer is amazing

    Really good!!!!! Also really short, only 36 pages

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 2, 2013

    Gfdg

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    1 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2013

    Worth it?

    What I really want to know is... Is it worth three bucks??? I loved Legend so much... I guess I might as well.

    1 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2014

    I havent read it

    I dont know whats its about plase tell me if its worth two dollars please

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2014

    Yay!!!

    I found it ironic that out of all the times we could seen day,it just happened to be his first kiss.but my favorite character has got to be june.i love the way she wont let anyone treat her like crap just because she is smart.she knows how to proect herself,and she doesnt take any crap.im seriously glad i read this.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 5, 2013

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