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Vladimir Nabokov, Craig Raine
Legend - Marie Lu [b:Legend|9275658|Legend (Legend, #1)|Marie Lu|https://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1333909141s/9275658.jpg|14157512] is a dystopian novel that takes place in the United States, now known as the Republic and is fighting a war against the Colonies. Most of the conflicts in this book are class-based. There's the upper-class where people get to go to college, get assigned a fancy government job (mostly protecting the Republic), get regular vaccinations against sickness, and generally live a good life. Then there's the lower-class who, among many other problems, have to deal with a plague. There's only one real chance to chance to escape poverty and that happens when kids are ten and have to take what is known as the Trial, which determines someone's status in life. If you get a high score, you automatically get into high school and college and get assigned a good job. If you get a medium score, you get to go to high school. If you get a low score, you get assigned to some bad job. And if you fail, you get sent to labor camps. Unfortunately, the lower classes usually get worse scores.Day failed the test and escaped from the camp, and is now running around causing various mischief against the Republic, mostly in order to get some cures against the plague.Then there's June, who is the only person ever to get a perfect score on the Trial and is convinced that Day killed someone dear to her. She sets out to hunt him down and bring him to justice, but along the way learns some unhappy truths about the Republic and her past, and now has to decide where her loyalties lie.This book was fun and exciting with decent characters. The world-building so far isn't that great and there were some plot-holes (mostly regarding the plague and Day's trouble-making) that were noticeable to me. If you want a fun read where you don't have to think too hard, I'd definitely recommend this book.