Champion

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Series: Legend (#3)

This maybe a fictional story but the way the characters dealt with their problems felt so realistic. Even the conclusion to the war arc seemed like something that could happen in real life.

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eading the entire series, a staggering realization hit me. The Republic reflects a lot of what my country’s government is doing right now (the government asserting total control of the military and gradually putting out new laws and regulations). The Republic’s people reflects a lot of what my country’s people are experiencing right now (the people being forced against their will and rights). Of course, some details do not match but the idea that a pseudo-totalitarian government exists makes it pretty much similar.

The conflict between the Republic and the Colonies was resolved in the most politically diplomatic way. The war didn’t techinically end, it was just suspended. The Republic didn’t lose their country but they also didn’t win. Wasn’t that what happened in world history?

The romance was dealt in a pretty much the same manner: diplomatic (but also heartbreaking). I can’t say I’m absolutely satisfied about how June and Day’s relationship went but it was the kind of ending that was needed to solidify the weight of their love. It was Day who suffered a lot but I found myself sympathizing with June more. Day was able to get out of the war practically new but it was June who had to be left behind and lick her wounds. She was the one who had to make the most conflicting decisions and she was very brave about it. I think that fighting a war is always hard but facing the aftermath will always be the hardest. In the end, June was selfless and put Day’s feelings above her own. That decision, I think, was a clear testament to how far she could go for the one she loves. It was okay for her to bear all the heartbreak and pain alone just as long as the one she loves could get his one ultimate wish. Of all the Young Adult novels I’ve read, dystopian or otherwise, I’d say this romantic sacrifice was the most painfully touching one yet.

“You know, sometimes I wonder what things would be like if I just … met you one day. Like normal people do. If I just walked by you on some street one sunny morning and thought you were cute, stopped, shook your hand, and said, “Hi, I’m Daniel.” – PRODIGY

While there were a lot of painful events towards the end, the last chapter was definitely healing and hopeful. It wasn’t what I wanted but it was enough. It seemed apt that their romance was left hanging so it could be up to the readers to decide on how they wanted it to proceed (that is one big fanfiction invite if you ask me!). I was eager to see the story to its end but I didn’t realize how I would regret that after reading that cliffy ending. I wanted more from June and Day but alas, some things are better left hanging for a greater impact. Marie Lu certainly accomplished that. The ending was something that would take me a long time to move on from and for that, I give it 8 stars.

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Guest 2 months ago

I really like this book series. One of the best ones I have ever read, really. The characters and the whole story is very well developed. I fell in love with this series the second my friends recommended it to me. I was hysterical by the end of the book, so when the ending ended up as a cliffhanger... Let's just say I wanted to scream. But I still love this series very, very much. Totally recommend it!

Guest 3 months ago

I really enjoyed the book. I thought the ending was fine. I was surprised that it kept me in suspense so much. Glad I read it.

Guest 3 months ago

There was a snake and all of a sudden something appeared behind it... it was a turtle then the snake ran i don't know why, after there was a tall tree and it fell down at it almost hit the turtle so ,then the turtle ran for it's life and the turtle and snake became friends.

Guest 5 months ago

You drive me insane June. You're the scariest, most clever, bravest person I know, and sometimes I can't catch my breath because I'm trying so hard to keep up. There will never be another like you. You realize that, don't you? Billions of people will come and go in this world, but there will never be another like you.”
― Marie Lu, Champion

My reaction to the end: WHAT HOW CAN IT END LIKE THAT!

This book made me feel like exploding at points, but it was such an amazing experience. Let me just say it gave me all of the feels (if you know what I mean)! Day had a lot of character development, and so did June. They finally figure out themselves, and what they want. The plott twists were shocking! Most of the time I had no clue what was going happen.
Overall this book was a roller coaster.
Funny, sad, happy,and mysterious this series has it all! If you have not read the Legend series yet,where have you been?

Guest 4 months ago

I aM MOmo YoU WiLL Die NoW

Skullpanda 5 months ago

Such a good book

Guest 5 months ago

A race against time, the country at the brink of war interlaced with malicious propaganda, a-what-goes-around-comes-all-the-way-back-around virus, political bickering and magnetic touchdowns. I mean w-o-w, it couldn't have gotten any better.

Marie Lu gave a lucid picture of the world she created, perhaps she knows the art of telepathy because her words created bridges between her mind and mine. Antarctica was pretty impressive particularly its internet service!
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