Review: Divergent by Veronica Roth

Author:  Veronica Roth

Series:  Divergent, #1

Genre:  Science Fiction, Adventure, Distopia

Age:  Young Adult

Length:  487 pages

Publisher:  Katherine Tegen Books

Release Date:  May 3, 2011

Description (from back of book):  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.

Vicky’s Review

Alright.  I have absolutely no idea where to start.  This book was amazing!

Now, I hate comparing books, but I’m going to say right off the bat that Divergent was a million times better then The Hunger Games, and that says something, because I loved The Hunger Games a lot.

I have never loved a main character/narrator as much as I loved Tris/Beatrice.  She was such a strong female heroine and I loved her character so much.

It starts off kind of explaining about the world that they live in.  This futuristic Chicago is divided into 5 sections, called factions, which each value a different trait.  The five factions are: Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), Eurdite (the intelligent), and Candor (the honest).

The faction that Tris chooses in her Choosing Ceremony is my favorite faction.  I’m not going to say what it is, because I don’t want to spoil anything, but the faction she chooses fits her completely.  The other main character, Four, is her trainer I guess, and I LOVE HIM.  Something about him and his character makes me so happy and he made the book one hundred times better than it already was.  His and Tris’ relationship kept me at the edge of my seat the entire time, wanting to see what was going to come next.  Now let me praise the writing style in this book.  Veronica Roth’s writing was amazing, and it captured my mind and tied the whole idea of this book together.

Altogether, I loved this book, and I have yet to find a book that tops Divergent.  I love this book so much, and I anticipate Insurgent, the next book and I am so sad that I have to wait for it till May 1st.  Divergent was so amazing that I am practically forcing it upon my friends and family to read.  I am speechless!!  This book was fantastic! For those of you that are questioning reading it, do not question any longer!  Go out, get it, and read it right away!  I stayed up a whole night reading this book because it was THAT good!  I recommend this to any age group, because I am sure you will love it!  Veronica Roth is hands down my favorite author now!  Go read it, you won’t regret it.

Let me know in the comments if you plan on reading it, or if you have read it and what you think about it!

Also, how did Divergent compare to The Hunger Games for you?  In my opinion, it was so much better!

My Rating:  

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  1. Okay….I am going to buy it….you have convinced me! :)

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