Divergent- Book Review
By- Veronica Roth
I had seen this book on Barnes & Noble and saw it compared to two very good books I read called The Hunger Games and The Maze Runner. So I got the book but never picked it up. As I began getting really into reading book blogs, I saw so many people talking about Divergent. Mainly, OnceUponATwilight
(I love their blog go check it out) I had also recently been reading many dystopian novels and decided to give this one a try.
So where is the summary if you haven't read this book and feel like checking it out
In Beatrice Prior’s dystopian Chicago world, 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 alongside her fellow initiates to live out the choice they have made. Together they must undergo extreme physical tests of endurance and intense psychological simulations, some with devastating consequences. As initiation transforms them all, Tris must determine who her friends really are—and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes exasperating 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 unrest and growing conflict that threaten to unravel her seemingly perfect society, she also learns that her secret might help her save those she loves . . . or it might destroy her.
***Major Spoilers Up Ahead Be Aware***
I thought the premise of the book was so original and creative. The idea of sectioning people off my how they think and their personality rather than race or religion was so intriguing to me. This book sucked me in right away. I really connected well with Tris (Beatrice). Her inner struggles on whether to stay with her family or transfer were really touching and inspiring.
When Beatrice switched to Dauntless right before you could see her hesitation you could see where Divergent was coming from. I liked the thought that someone couldn’t just think one way but feel in several ways if that makes sense. I thought it was so funny how the Dauntless kids jumped from the train but after thinking about it sounds so cool and would be a great adrenaline rush.
I loved Tris’ bravery when she jumped first you could start to see that she really had some Dauntless in her. Meeting Four or rather Tobias I thought right away there was going to be some romance. He singled her out and was tougher on her than the rest but for her own good because he knew she could do it. They are so cute! I love when Tobias told her that being selfless and being brave aren’t that different and I totally got that.
The end was so not what I was expecting I had to go back and reread apart of it. I almost cried when both her parents died for her. Also when she stood between Marcus and Tobias that was just epic.
So I can’t wait to see what happens next in the sequel Insurgent which comes out in less than a month.
Also which Faction would you be? I’m #TeamDauntless
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