Review - Divergent by Veronica Roth

Title: Divergent
Divergent Trilogy
Author: Veronica Roth
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Publish Date: May 3, 2011
Hardcover, 487 pages

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A new Dystopian novel.

When reading the inside panel, the book has the feeling of Hunger Games and though it was really good, I cannot believe I am going to say this, but Divergent was better.

Tris was so fabulous of a character. I related to her from the get-go. Not understanding who you are growing up. Having to make a choice before you feel ready. Scared to hurt those closest to you in order to chose for yourself.

Four, a man Tris is instantly attracted to, but unsure as to why or what is happening. He is hot one minute and cold the other. He has so much pain surrounding him and evil from all forms. It is hard to tell if he is good or bad.

I truly enjoyed the adventure in this book, the different cultures that seem to be people characteristics in real life. {Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent)} It is set to an extreme in this book, but so easy to see how and why people choose. Some are followers, not wanting to upset the flow and others who lead, no matter who they hurt.

Once again, knowing what it feels like to be different in a world where people seem to know what to do and how they feel. Tris is so much like myself and other women I know. Feeling out of place, trying to make her way. Seeing something she wants, feeling she may finally find a home and knowing the things she must do to attain that. What will she decide? Can she believe in herself to do what is necessary?

I simply cannot do this book justice. It is a must read. For all ages and especially those trying to find their way in life.

Summary -
In Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago, 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 to determine who her friends really are—and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes infuriating 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 a growing conflict that threatens to unravel her seemingly perfect society, she also learns that her secret might help her save those she loves . . . or it might destroy her.


AiringMyLaundry said...

That sounds interesting!

iLuvReadingTooMuch said...

I really need to get a copy of this. It's been talked about and reviewed for AGES and I've been seeing it around everywhere! GAH. Need. to. get. THIS! Nice review :D

Björek said...

Funnily enough, I stumbled upon your review right after writing my own and we almost wrote the exact same thing about relating to Tris. I found your review by clicking on your link through Blogher as advertised on my own blog... soooo it had to be meant to be, right? I couldn't just NOT leave a comment after THAT! Besides, I have this New Year's Resolution to read 100 books this year, and your blog seems like a good place to find some good reads! Thanks!