Divergent (Divergent #1) by Veronica Roth

Divergent (Divergent, #1)

Divergent (Divergent #1)

 
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.

Debut author Veronica Roth bursts onto the literary scene with the first book in the Divergent series—dystopian thrillers filled with electrifying decisions, heartbreaking betrayals, stunning consequences, and unexpected romance.
Hardcover, 487 pages
Published May 3rd 2011 by Katherine Tegen Books 
 
(My Thoughts)      5 STARS
 I love Dystopian novels. Divergent is one more that's going on my favorites list.The world building is magnificently done. The five different factions were easy to visualize, each one clearly described. Tris is one amazingly strong, independent, and courageous sixteen-year-old girl. She learns how to kick butt, and to take a beating in return. She’s a little petite girl who's is kind of made to feel worthless and helpless. Described as a small framed girl, I couldn't help envisioning my own daughter as I read about Tris’ character. My daughter is named Trisha, but I’ve always called her Tris, and she’s very petite as well. And as my Tris is a little fireball, that's how I pictured this Tris, too. I also love Four. He’s a gorgeous hunk of an eighteen-year-old. Four's feeling for Tris were like a roller coaster ride—slow climb to the top, but then he sent my heart soaring till the end of the ride. And I'm ready to get back on in the second book. I also thought Divergent had a powerful, in depth story plot, with what Tris, Four, and all the other characters were going though. I would of liked to seen a deeper romantic relationship between Tris and Four, but I can wait for my steamy fix in the next book. The other thing I would have liked to have seen was a different outcome for Tris’ guy friend Will, but that’s just my own feelings.

Divergent is Awesome! A must… must Read!

4 comments:

  1. I'm so glad you enjoyed the book! && The main character, Tris, my friends said they reminded them of me, because of how short & tiny I am :) ++ I so agree of the steamy fix lol :) I can't wait to read the next book (and to think Divergent just came out recently!) Great review ;]

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  2. This book was unbelievable! Four was so hot! The factions were so intriguing! The dauntless so exciting! I could go on forever!

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  3. I just bought it today! Sooo excited!

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  4. Hope you enjoy Divergent Johannah! I loved it and I've had the second book for over to weeks now and haven't been able to read it, due to all my reviews I have to do! I sooooooo want to read Insurgent. Hopefully I will get to read it soon :)

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