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“Legend” book series rewarding, teachable novel for the classroom. Here is the culminating end for the unit. Thank you Marie Lu.
A book that offers a split narration point-of-view, theme, character analysis, terrific allusions to Robin Hood and others, and a fabulous who-done-it to solve that doesn’t give you answers till book 2 and encourages to continue reading. In addition, the characters offer terrific sarcasm and irony with endless figurative language of all kinds throughout the book for students to analyze. Give it a try.
Legend by Marie Lu
Pairs well with: Hurricane Katrina article stories of houses marked, Syrian civilians stories during present day war times, excepts of Prince and the Pauper, excerpts of Les Miserables (for which Marie Lu based some of the story)
It is difficult to allow acceptance that a little girl could grow up, and die, in Hitler’s wrath…and still think people are good.
But it is easy to accept that she knew there is both good and evil in the world. And that good could still win out even if she herself would not.
“Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart.”
—Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl
If you haven’t read Lord of the Flies, you are missing true adventure and a sickening heartache for mankind and what it can do to each other.
Even in today’s world, the proverbial death of Piggy seems to happen everyday when I read the news.
“Ralph wept for the end of innocence, the darkness of man’s heart, and the fall through the air of the true, wise friend called Piggy.”
—William Golding, Lord of the Flies
“Stay gold, Ponyboy, stay gold.”
—S. E. Hinton, The Outsiders