Monday, July 11, 2011

Divergent by Veronica Roth

Summary Provided by Goodreads:
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:
Divergent has been out for a while now and I heard such good things about it that I bought it the day it came out, but only now got around to reading it. I really enjoyed it and read it in about two days. I thought the plot was very intriguing and original and I thought that the characters were well written. Veronica Roth created an awesome story and I am very much looking forward to the next one!

In dystopian Chicago, Beatrice must choose whether to stay with her family and everything she has ever known in Abnegation or find her own way in the world in Dauntless. Knowing what her choice will cost her, she joins the faction Dauntless, and becomes Tris. Before Tris can officially become a member of Dauntless, she must prove that she is valuable and brave and pass a series of very hard physical and emotional tests. While in training she meets some interesting people, who become her friends, something she has never really had before and also falls in love.

Tris is kick-ass! I enjoyed her character so much. She was loyal and strong and just all around awesome. She also had weaknesses and was vulnerable which makes her much more realistic. I loved watching her grow and become the women she was born to be. Her teacher/mentor, Four was also written terrifically. Four was a little hard to figure out, but once I did, I was surprised at who he really was. Four is very strong and mysterious and he doesn’t allow anyone to see how really messed up and insecure he truly is. That is, until he meets Tris. Once I learned about his painful past, I loved him even more, because everything that has happened to him has made him into the man he is today. Even the secondary characters, such as Tris’ friends, Will and Christina, were written in a way that made me wish they were my friends!  

Divergent is a very hard book to review because anything I write could possible give something away. I suggest just picking this book up your self and reading it. I promise it would be totally worth it! 


  1. Awesome review :D I also loved Divergent! I will read it again in French as I've just received the French ARC (the translation comes out in October). I can't wait for Insurgent now :)

  2. Hello, I'm a new follower. You have a nice blog and a great taste in books! I've never read Divergent, the cover is captivating and the storyline is something I may be into. I'm going to give this a shot!

  3. Nice review! The characters were definitely written wonderfully :)

  4. i really enjoyed divergent too and i'm so excited for the next book in the series.

  5. I can't wait to read this one! Everyone who has seems to absolutely fall in love with it.


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