HCPL’s Junior Book of the Month – January: Legend by Marie Lu (YA)
The Western United States has been reduced into a post-apocalyptic, plague contaminated land known as the Republic, an environment in which few are given the chance to succeed. One person who has defied the odds is fifteen year old June, a prodigiously intelligent girl, who is being groomed for success by the Republic’s militaristic regime. On the other end of the spectrum is Day, a fifteen year old boy born into the slums of Los Angeles. In order to survive and provide for his family, Day has transformed himself into a master criminal, making him the most wanted man in the country. When tragedy sets June and Day on a collision course towards one another, they come to realize how little they truly knew of the world before them. The first in a trilogy, Marie Lu’s Legend is available from Haliburton County Public Library.
* originally published as a portion of “Reads of the Month” in The Haliburton Echo on January 8th and The Minden Times on January 9th