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Legend: The Graphic Novel
     

Legend: The Graphic Novel

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by Marie Lu
 

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Born into an elite family in one of the Republic's wealthiest districts, fifteen-year-old June is a military prodigy. Born into the slums of the Republic’s Lake Sector, fifteen-year-old Day is the country’s most wanted criminal. But his motives are not as sinister as they often they seem. One day June’s brother is murdered

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Born into an elite family in one of the Republic's wealthiest districts, fifteen-year-old June is a military prodigy. Born into the slums of the Republic’s Lake Sector, fifteen-year-old Day is the country’s most wanted criminal. But his motives are not as sinister as they often they seem. One day June’s brother is murdered and Day becomes the prime suspect. Now, Day is in a race for his family’s survival, while June tries desperately to avenge her brother’s death. And the two uncover the truth of what has really brought them together and the lengths their country will go to in order to keep its secrets.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
05/01/2015
Gr 8 Up—Lu's Legend (Putnam, 2011) has been adapted as a full-color graphic novel and is just as riveting and action-packed as the original. In a futuristic Los Angeles split into factions between the Republic and the Patriots, two 15-year-olds from different worlds—June, a prodigy from the upper society and Day, a criminal from the slums—have nothing in common. But, when June's brother Metias is murdered, Day becomes the prime suspect, and June vows revenge. As she relentlessly pursues him and they finally meet, they discover the Republic's deadly secrets and join forces to fight injustice. Dragoon's dialogue is faithful to the original text and each character is distinctly identifiable and clearly drawn. By repeatedly incorporating the Republic logo throughout the work's pages, Kaari effectively illustrates the regime's extreme oppression. The use of monochrome colors in the poorer areas compared to the more vibrant colors in the richer sectors also reinforces that theme. The artist accurately visualizes and portrays the descriptive scenes from the novel, using a minimum of panels without significantly sacrificing the original book's story line. Kaari's rich colors and bold, expressive style not only retains but enhances the title's irresistible kinetic energy. VERDICT Fans of the series or those new to the first volume in Lu's popular trilogy will love this fast-paced, beautifully illustrated version.—Sharon Rawlins, New Jersey State Library, Trenton

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780399171895
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
04/21/2015
Series:
Marie Lu's Legend Series
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
61,022
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile:
GN290L (what's this?)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

Marie Lu (www.marielu.org) is the author of Legend. She is also art director at Online Alchemy—a video game company—and owns the business and brand FuzzAcademy. Marie Lu lives in Los Angeles, California.

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Legend: The Graphic Novel 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was very good. Although it's been two years since I've read the enriched book, I was it was a blur since everything was just revived right in front of my eyes; I was crying of joy. The small broken sequence in the intro was fabulous. The main key points are all there and the suspense were brought in a smoothly and eccentric way. I just loved it. The characters, setting and plot were really good. I was left wanting more
JDebro More than 1 year ago
After reading the graphic novel of Legend by Marie Lu, I have to say that I enjoyed the story and the anime-style artwork. Through hearing about the graphic novel (on Goodreads), I also learned about the Legend series. I loved the pacing of the story and how the action just works (for me anyway). The team who helped bring the novel series to comic format did a great job. Marie Lu writes a very good saga, and now I am just waiting for the next issue of the Legend graphic novel series to launch later this year.
SleepDreamWrite More than 1 year ago
A good start. The cover, art style, characters and story were also good. I might give the book series a read and looking forward to the next volume.