Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Review: Divergent by Veronica Roth

Synopsis: (from Barnes and Noble)
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. 


My Review:
I can't say enough about this book. I was so excited to read it. I read some early reviews and there was really a lot of hype about it...... I was in NO WAY let down! I loved everything about this book!
Beatrice is a BAD ASS! She is my all time favorite heroine now.

When she chooses her faction she also chooses her new name, Tris. And Tris has to take some chances and do some really dangerous things. But this comes more natural to her that she thought it would. This distopian world is so awesome. I love the story world. Just imagine a world where you live in a faction, a group of people who devote themselves to some strong beliefs that dictate the way you dress, eat, act, and interact with others. And from birth you are taught to be this way, to talk and dress a specific way. And yours is just one faction, there are other factions and they have their own way of dressing, eating and interacting with people. Each faction is so different to extremes. The city is just what is left over of a world long ago, their buildings are either falling apart or are in a part of the city where they have been rebuilt. The brave jump on moving trains for their transportation. The selfless repair the buildings and help the needy for nothing in exchange. There is the Smart faction, and the honest faction as well. 

When you become an adult at 16 years old you must make a choice if you want to stay with your family and your faction and continue with the way of life you have always known, or you can chose another path, another faction and not be allowed to see your family anymore. What would you do? Follow the path to who you feel you really are? Or stay with what you have always known? 

Tris is brave she chooses to begin a new life and be who she feels she is meant to be. This is a hard choice for her only because she doesn't want to leave her family behind. She feels like she has betrayed her father.  But she has never really fit in, in her families faction. 

So she begins her fight for her new life. This life she has chosen is a tough life, but she is strong. She finds friends, enemies , and maybe someone who could be more than a friend. 

When some strange things happen and things aren't exactly what they are suppose to be, she begins to question her new faction. Then she begins to question everything.

While fighting to prove she is brave enough she is also fighting with her own feelings and these new things she finds out. 

Tris will have to be even braver than she thought.......

This book just floored me. I am a huge Veronica Roth fan now. I felt so connected to Tris, and how she felt about things. She goes through so much in such a short time. Her world is beautiful, yet it is falling apart. I don't really think I could have asked for anything more in this book. I m dying to read book 2. I don't know how I will ever be able to wait for it. 

Divergent fan #1

If you haven't read this book you are missing out on one hell of a book!

My rating: Duh 5 stars :) 

1 comment:

  1. I loved Divergent! I really connected with Tris too, and I Four...wow. Glad you enjoyed it - I can't wait for Insurgent!


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