Divergent - Veronica Roth

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Title: Divergent
Author: Veronica Roth
Pages: 496
Genre: Young Adult/Dystopian
Publication Date: 5/3/2011

Beatrice "Tris" Prior has reached the fateful age of sixteen, the stage at which teenagers in Veronica Roth's dystopian Chicago must select which of five factions to join for life. Each faction represents a virtue: Candor, Abnegation, Dauntless, Amity, and Erudite. To the surprise of herself and her selfless Abnegation family, she chooses Dauntless, the path of courage. Her choice exposes her to the demanding, violent initiation rites of this group, but it also threatens to expose a personal secret that could place in mortal danger. Veronica Roth's young adult Divergent trilogy launches with a captivating adventure about love and loyalty playing out under most extreme circumstances. (Goodreads)

Tris lives in Chicago - but not the one we are familiar with. It is now split into the five factions: Candor (honesty), Abnegation (selflessness), Dauntless (bravery), Amity (peacefulness), and Erudite (intelligence). On their sixteenth birthday, the young adults of each of these five factions decide which faction to permanently reside in. Tris makes the choice of Dauntless over her home of Abnegation.

I liked loved reading this one. Tris kicks butt. Four is simply awesome (and a pretty great love interest I might add), not to mention she has some makes some great friends through initiation. A lot of it was reading about the Dauntless ways and seeing Tris and her friends (and yes, even a few enemies) go through their initiation into the faction, but boy, when things went down, they went. Threw me for a loop, I tell you. There were quite a few things I weren't expecting, and obviously a couple of things I did expect.

I am probably going to go mad waiting for the next book to be published. Divergent had me hooked from the first page to the last and I am positive the next one will as well. I think fans of dystopian will really enjoy this one.

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Lan said...

Glad you liked it. I can't believe the author is only 22! Four is probably one of my favourite YA love interests and while Tris wasn't my fav MC, I thought she showed a lot of growth and was realistically portrayed.

Samantha said...

I agree. I really liked Four. I think in the end, I did like Tris though.

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