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Champion: Legend, Book 3

By Michael Berry, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Action-packed sci-fi series reaches rousing conclusion.

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age 12+

Based on 1 parent review

age 12+

Good Conclusion

While I think that the other two books are better than this one, I had a really good time reading it. The open-ended conclusion was the perfect way to go, and the last few chapters had me crying into my palms with both joy and sadness. Sex: Because of his longing for June, Day gets caught up in kissing a look-alike of her in a club, where he deludes himself into thinking that he is actually kissing June. A male prisoner describes a kiss he shared with another man. June and Day get back together and have a heated scene of kissing and partial undress; they then sleep together. Violence: A step up in the violence compared to the recent books. There is a scene of colonies soldiers shooting civilians from rooftops, Day is shot twice and almost dies, and there are many explosions Swearing: A few uses of damn and hell.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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Although Champion has plenty of action scenes, the conflict is a bit more interior than it was in the trilogy's preceding volumes. That's a good thing, as it prevents the story from recycling plot points and allows the relationship between June and Day to develop in complexity. Author Marie Lu does a fine job of pulling together the disparate elements of the narrative, creating a climax and denouement that feel both conclusive and well earned.

Book Details

  • Author: Marie Lu
  • Genre: Science Fiction
  • Topics: Adventures , Friendship
  • Book type: Fiction
  • Publisher: Putnam Juvenile
  • Publication date: November 5, 2013
  • Publisher's recommended age(s): 12 - 17
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Available on: Nook, Audiobook (unabridged), Hardback, iBooks, Kindle
  • Last updated: July 12, 2017

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