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Monday, January 9, 2012

Book Review: Divergent by Veronica Roth



Divergent by Veronica Roth




Date Released: May 3, 2011 by Katherine Tegen Books
Page Number: 487 pages
Format: ARC
Source: Owned
Date Finished: January 8, 2012






Summary: 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 Thoughts:  Stunning! Absolutely fabulous book. I'm so sad I had to wait until 2012 to read it. But I'm glad it's my first read of 2012. Veronica Roth has put every essence of awesome-ness into this book. It's adventurous, without being over-the-top, it has a romantic gesture to it, without turning the book into a YA romance book and I loved that. her writing style is captivating and unique. A lot of people raved about this book and it actually lived up to all the craziness over it. It's not just another book, its an emotional journey. When Beatrice, or Tris, our main character defeats something I scream with her. I must admit, i had a few fan girl spasms over Four and Tris. Sad, I know. 


Beatrice, as a character had changed so much over the course of the story, it was amazing.  She's described, by others, as the short little quiet girl from the faction, Abnegation. She transforms into this strong, brave Dauntless girl, or must I say, a Divergent. She's a great storyteller and I, must say, you can't help feeling for her. As for the other characters, I fell in love with most of them. Especially Four. I felt myself almost crying for the two of them. I just love them! 


I've never felt so emotionally connected to a book before, besides If I Stay, that's a whole different story.  Sometimes it gets pretty predictable, but then, I must admit, the ending shocked me a bit. It reminded me a little of Delirium, another dystopian I advise you check out.


So, as for Divergent. GO READ IT NOW. I'm not playing. GO GO GO. I cannot wait for Insurgent.




I'm Out



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