Date read: May 15, 2013
0.5. Life Before Legend - Kindle
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Find out more about June and Day in this never-before-seen glimpse into their daily lives before they met in Marie Lu’s New York Times bestselling LEGEND series. As twelve-year-olds struggling to survive in two very different worlds within the Republic’s stronghold, June was starting her first day of school at Drake University as the youngest cadet ever admitted, and Day was fighting for food on the streets of the Lake sector. LIFE BEFORE LEGEND contains two original stories written by Marie Lu that give readers a sneak peek into the lives of their favorite characters in a thrilling new context.My Thoughts: As short as these two stories are, they do an excellent job of showing both sides of the June/Day equation. Day's rebellious streak is strong despite his injury. He's wary and fierce in the face of the Republic's stranglehold and he's unwilling to put those around him in danger. June is just as rebellious - she just rebels in a different way than Day does. She's trying to fit in but her age and her uncanny abilities put her head and shoulders above those she's going to school with. She doesn't fit in, where Day doesn't want to fit in.
Honestly, these snippets revved my interest in this series back up like WHOA. Because Day and June are kinda awesome and with their big, scary brains they can do most anything.