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June and Day, two highly skilled teenagers from different backgrounds, have discovered their society's deepest secrets. Legend follows the story of Day, the most wanted criminal in the Republic and June Iparis, the Republic's darling and a military prodigy. The Republic employs a system of determining a child's physical and mental capabilities, the Trial, which will then determine which school they can study in and what job they can get. Day's and June's lives are already set due to their Trial scores, Day having failed the test, lives in the slums and June, having a perfect score, is studying in Drake University. Both are unlikely to meet until June's brother Metias, a young captain in the military, was murdered while guarding a hospital. Day breaks into that hospital to steal treatment for his family who he suspects is affected by a different strain of plague because of an unusual mark on their doorstep. He is on his way to escape when he saw Metias, and throws a knife at his shoulder. Commander Jameson orders June on the crime scene to investigate and finds Day's pendant. June's mission is to turn Day in, however, no one has any leads on where Day is or what he looks like. June thinks that Day needs the medicine for his family.
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June fails on her first attempt to trap Day but gets important information that Day may be from the Lake Sector because of his accent. She then disguises herself so she can blend in the streets and hopes to find more information about Day in the slum sector but she comes across a Skiz fight, a betting fight. She helps Tess, Day's friend, escape the fight and June gets in the brawl instead. She gets wounded by a knife and is able to get away. Tess helps her mend her wound and June becomes a constant companion to both Tess and Day. She shares sweet moments with Day, and only known that he is the boy that she is looking for when Day reaches for his pendant. The next day, she follows him into his house and reports him to her superiors. The military captures his brothers while Thomas, Metias' friend, shoots Day's mother in the head. Commander Jameson shoots Day in the leg and becomes a prisoner of the Republic wherein he is questioned and suspected as a part of the Patriots, the opposing group to the Republic. He is set to be executed in four days and insists to June that he did not kill her brother. She trusts Day so much that she looks again at the picture of her brother's corpse and finds out that there are two knife wounds and rifle grease on the knife handle; same as the grease she saw when Thomas informed her of her brother's death. June finds a secret message from her brother and reads a blog about their parent's death. She decides to help Day escape with the help of the Patriots. During the day of the execution, people are rebelling and showing support for Day. There is a slight delay on their escape mission but they still set off the electrobombs which are bombs that disable guns. John, Day's brother, poses as Day and sacrifices himself and is executed instead. June and Day are able to escape and the Patriots leave them in the outskirts where they both decide to go to Las Vegas to check on Tess, who teams up with the Patriots and get help in finding Eden, Day's other brother who is affected by the plague and is still captured by the Republic.
Best part of story, including ending: I like that the characters are always in conflict and both have inner struggles.

Best scene in story: My favorite scene is when June finds out that she is with Day and she has romantic feelings for him. She gets confused where her loyalty lies, if she does not turn Day in to the Republic she betrays both the Republic and her brother.

Opinion about the main character: I like Day and June because they are both smart, skillful, and strong-willed.

The review of this Book prepared by Teresita Sy a Level 1 Blue Jay scholar

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 30%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 10% Tone of book    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   science fiction story Repressive society story    -   Yes Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Cultural problems, alien culture    -   Yes Culture clash-    -   one culture tries to impose its culture on another group Who's a slave/repressed?    -   kiddies are repressed

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   accused criminal Age:    -   a teen Really unusual traits?    -   Super genius


Terrain    -   Domed/Underground City Earth setting:    -   distant future Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   explicit references to torture scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   none/very little science jargon needed How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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