May 22, 2011

REVIEW: Divergent by Veronica Roth

Hold on, as Divergent will take you on a ride into the haunting dystopian world that belongs to Tris, it will not let go, not even after the last page...

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.

As the blurb from the Story Siren describes the book so well, I have decided to use it for this review.

Divergent is the type of book that embraces you from the first page in the first sentence. It sets your mind racing as you are initiated into Beatrice's world and how she struggles with her decisions.

The characters fit perfectly with the plot, like a jigsaw as things move into place. The plot moves at a steady pace, not a moment where something isn't happening, it keeps your attention. Divergent is the type of book where you sit down and you don't get up until you have read the last word.

Guys and Girls aged 14-17 will love this novel, relatable to both.
If you enjoy dystopian novels, action, and a dash of romance, then Divergent is the perfect book for you.

"THERE IS ONE MIRROR IN MY HOUSE. It is behind a sliding panel in the hallway upstairs. Our faction allows me to stand in front of it on the second day of every third month..."

From Divergent by Veronica Roth, page 1.


Anna said...

sounds good, especially that quote.
funny! my word verification is wearfur. hahaha :D

Nomes said...

divergent looks amazing :) i am so looking forward to getting into it.

thanks for the review

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