Divergent by Veronica Roth
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Release Date: May 3, 2011
Hardcover: 496 Pages
In Beatrice Prior’s dystopian Chicago world, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue—Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is—she can’t have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.
During the highly competitive initiation that follows, Beatrice renames herself Tris, and struggles alongside her fellow initiates to live out the choice they have made. Together, they must undergo extreme physical tests of endurance and intense psychological simulations, some with devastating consequences. As initiation transforms them all, Tris must determine who her friends really are—and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes-fascinating, sometimes-exasperating boy fits into the life she’s chosen. But Tris also has a secret: one she’s kept hidden from everyone, because she’s been warned it can mean death. And as she discovers unrest and growing conflict that threatens to unravel her seemingly-perfect society, she also learns that her secret might be what helps her save those she loves . . . or it might be what destroys her.
Divergent is breathtaking and adventurous! I find myself really enjoying dystopian novels, Divergent included.
Beatrice seizes to amaze me! Her decision is not a bit predictable. Born in the Abnegation factor, she and many born in hers and other factions had a chance to choose which faction life they would live, at the age of sixteen.
They live by the motto: “Faction before blood.”
Beatrice’s decision really surprised me! I never thought that she would actually go for that faction, but she did. Before knowing her decision, I was guessing which faction she might choose and what I chose was different. However, I think she is able to grow in many of the factions there was. I can kind of see why she chose she had chosen, but it seemed like a pretty big step forward for someone like her. In her new faction, she does a pretty good job at wanting to make the cut and not be the cut. She is a determined girl and she is smart and brave as well. Splendid character!
Who doesn’t love romance? Of course, Divergent has its own romance. A secret romance too! Something about Beatrice and her secret lover really makes me feel all giggly and tingly. Didn’t see it coming, but it came! I think they make a great couple!
I really enjoy the story itself as well. The whole perfect world and how different factions have to act a certain way really amazes me and it seems like it could be perfect. Of course, there is no perfect world, and someone has to think that they would not want a perfect world. Someone had to break it the perfectness!
You will never want to stop at any point when reading Divergent. It keeps you wanting more! A must read! Fabulous book!