Marie Lu Writing Styles in Legend

Marie Lu
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Point of View

Legend is told from the first-person perspective of two main characters—Day and June—the chapters switch back and forth between them.

The first person narration makes it so that readers become emotionally invested in the characters; allowing the reader to know what drives them, what makes them suffer, and why they make the mistakes they do. Since the reader has no more insight than the other characters, guessing future events is not possible. It's all a wild ride for the reader and for the narrators.

The split narration also allows readers to see the same event from two different perspectives. For example, when Day's mother is killed, readers are shown his perspective, which is pure shock and rage. From June's perspective, the readers see guilt and horror. First person narration allows readers to gain a more complete and complex understanding of the characters, the...

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