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Format:
Title:
Legend : the graphic novel
ISBN:
9780399171895

9780606384247

9781484479681
Publication:
New York, New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) LLC, [2015-]
Physical Description:
volumes <1> : chiefly color illustrations ; 22 cm.
Series title(s):
Number in series:
01.
General Note:
"Based on the Bestselling Trilogy by Marie Lu."
Contents:
[Vol. 1]. Legend -- [vol. 2]. Prodigy -- [vol. 3]. Champion.
Summary:
Teens June, a military prodigy born into wealth, and Day, a criminal from the slums, are brought together and face plague, war, and a powerful, common enemy.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 2.7 1.0 178041.

Accelerated Reader UG 2.7 1.
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TEEN GRAPHIC LU
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YA GRAPHIC - LU
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TEEN GRAPHIC Dragoon, L. v.1
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TEEN GRAPHIC Dragoon, L. v.3
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DRAGOON Legend v. 01
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Summary

Summary

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.


Author Notes

Marie Lu received an undergraduate degree from the University of Southern California. Before becoming a full-time author, she worked for Disney Interactive Studios as a flash artist. Her works include the Legend Trilogy and the Young Elites series. Book 1 of her Young Elites (same name) series made the New York Times bestseller list.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 1

School Library Journal Review

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 © Copyright 2015. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.