“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)
Alright! To me the book series seems adventurous. The storyline is great with a few dead spots in between that as a girl were catered to the guy readers, but I loved the themes behind it and the intricate plot ( the big idea behind the whole–for which I’m not spoiling). The reader is completely entranced in book three trying to figure out how America got in this mess and what they are doing to get out.
Now the movie. Fabulous “scary movie”. I say this because it seems the book series is more of an adventure and the movie more a horror flick with a better plot twist than others. I absolutely love both and will read and watch again if not to pick apart why I like both for different reasons.
Sum it up—
Book- adventurous, Dystopian earth trying to save itself!
Movie-scary horror with a better plot twist than an other !
Utopia…Dystopia…we are all fascinated with what could be. Here is a look at a few musical adaptions of the idea. A great playlist I’ve already added to the “to be listened to” list for the next few weeks.
It seems our current generation in the classroom is obsessed with the idea with “Hunger Games”, “Divergent”, and “Maze Runner” at the top of their movie lists to see. Who knows, maybe it will help to better society. Let’s hope it doesn’t give the abled populous ideas to use as media as it so often shows to be a predictive outcome of what’s to come for the world. Every empire in history lasted around two hundred fifty years. America…do the math.
Okay, not okay by my standards for my teen readers. Plot is fabulous, ideas great. Dystopian society where, as always, our government screwed up some of their own experiments and BAM, we have a zombiefied nation of the brain eaters and the trying to get away from the brain eaters while trying to solve the problem.
Best part of the book11stuck in a would be (Target) and the rest of the world out there. A dream come true for many teens.
If a zombie reader fan, will love, if….if you are okay with the rather creepy explicit scene with young teens smack in the middle (pg. 150) where peeping toms and inappropriate actions (by teens) take place among a book that was going just fine without it. Would have been one of my recommends if that scene had been left out. Can’t put it on the shelf for that reason. 😦
Amazon link: Siphon Chronicles
“Repeat thee and lose thee. Sing thee and lose thee.” These are the words that have plagued Lark’s dreams for as long as she can remember, but what do they mean?
Seventeen year old Lark Spur has seen odd things her entire life. She siphons the years from those who are dying, but would rather be rid of such a distasteful magic.
At a young age she realized the peculiar happenings when she would visit her deaf grandmother in the nursing home. Noting that they were associated with her and the other residents, she started to write things down, make notes. The victims even thanked her for lessening their pain on several occasions.
That is, until Dane came to town. Dane’s unsettling stare holding the amused smirk on his face only makes her wonder if he knows…her secret. Every day, he watches her. When he started popping up in places other than school, her fear rose beyond just possible boy stalker.
And worse, when she learns his true identity, she finds he is trouble and 100% part of the same circle of creatures she belongs too. And worse, he is not there to help her, but to take her away. Lark despises him and his hold on the secrets to who she really is. Yes, she had heard of him for years, but she was told to stay far away from him. She tried even now. It didn’t work.
Dane Crawford knows his place. It’s with the Siphon Council which he will soon have a place beside his father, the leader. He has worked hard to get to this level no matter what opposing belief systems he held to his father.
Sent to bring in one of their own, Dane didn’t foresee who, or what she would soon do to change the course of his life forever. She is the one his father has been searching for. The one he fears more than any other siphon.
Ashes by Ilsa J. Bick, 2011
An electromagnetic pulse flashes across the sky, destroying every electronic device, wiping out every computerized system, and killing billions. Now Alex is left without her parents. And she wants to figure out what happened. She joins with other survivors to move forward, but for them, it’s now a question of who can be trusted and who is no longer human. Also available as a book on CD and an eBook.