Saturday, August 27, 2011
Divergent by Veronica Roth
Released: May 3rd 2011
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Pages: 487 pages US Hardcover
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.
One word for this book... AMAZING! I absolutely loved this book. I thought it was very creative, and it grabbed my attention from the first couple pages.
TO even think that I was going to pass this book up! I loved the characters in this book. I felt like I could really relate to Tris, she is independent, strong, and a whole lot more. I am really happy that we finally get a good protagonist! I also really like the character of Four. I thought he was always so mysterious, and you just wanted to keep reading about hi, and find out more about his story.
I really think the plot of the book was AMAZING , as well. The whole idea of a world with all the different factions just interested me in the beginning, and I loved every aspect of this book. Once I picked up the book I could not put it down, I breezed through this book. I can not wait for the sequel to come out! So I definetley recommend this book. It is a 5/5 stars from me. One of my favorite books.