Sunday, December 4, 2011
Reading level:Young Adult
First book in a trilogy
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 her 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.
Some people say every dystopian book is the same. That's not true every author has a different way with words they may have the same concept but that doesn't make them the same. This book screams courage and adventure. It almost makes you wanna go jump onto a moving train or jump from the top of a building of course the real world isn't that exciting. Beatrice chooses to leave her boring old life for a fresh start in the dauntless faction which personally is what I would chose. She doesn't exactly fit in but she is determined to make sure people remember her. This is one of those books that makes you wish it was real. It's exciting and the suspense keeps you turning the pages to see what's gonna happen next. Tris and Tobias are like two halves of a whole they fit together perfectly. One of the reasons I love this book so much is because I love adventure and trying new exciting things so I can relate to it. Veronica Roth keeps you on your toes with this one . I am extremely glad this isn't a standalone and am eagerly awaiting the sequel insurgent due to come out in May of 2012.