Saturday, October 1, 2011
Divergent [Book Review]
By: Veronica Roth
Published: May 3,2011
Publisher: Harper Collins Children's Books
Rating: 5/5 Stars
Finished on: September 6, 2011
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 chose. 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.
Ok so I had to put this book a couple of times before I actually gave it the chance of being a good book because the first time I picked it up, I couldn’t even get through the 1st paragraph. But truly, this book is super good and I never thought that the plot would be what it is. (: I’m giving this a 5 stars <3
The plot of this book was absolutely amazing because it kept me interested enough to keep on turning the pages and onto the next chapter. There was never a dull moment in the story. There are always new twists and turns and there were probably only a couple of predictable parts but other than that, it was great.
The characters were amazing as well. I really do believe that when Tris is selfless, that that is when she is the bravest otherwise, she wouldn’t fall into the selfless factor. And oh my gosh … I loved Four’s character. He comes off as mysterious because he only lets certain people see who he really is and there are also secrets that he hides (you have to find that out for yourself. Sometimes when Four comes out I, I thought that it was the number four and not that name which confused me only in the first couple chapters. But you get used to it really quickly. And I felt soooo sorry for Al. I felt like crying when Tris did what she did before he’s … you know. And also Will and Christina, I wonder how Christina is going to react in the end. And Peter! He’s your typical annoying-bad-boy and I don’t like him. But yes.
And the romance tension in this book was awesome but I don’t wanna say who it was because I was spoiled with that. I really want to read the 2nd book now.
I would recommend this book to anyone that liked the Hunger games, and also anyone that likes dystopian with a mix of romance that just cranks up the entire story.