Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Book Review: Divergent by Veronica Roth

Hello everyone! Today I finished reading Divergent by Veronica Roth. Here is my review and I hope you enjoy:

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.

Review: WOW! I am sorry, but this review with not be intelligent at all. When I was done reading Divergent I just sat and was in a dark, dark trance. This book has now become my favorite book of all time. I fell in love with every character, every breath, word, and action they developed. I have never read a book where I could sit hours and just reading, without doing anything, but focusing on the best book ever created. Okay, yes that might be a little bit of a over board, but its completely true! In this amazing story is Beatrice, who begins her story with the faction Abnegation, the selfless. Abnegation is a faction where the people don't think of themselves, at all and only think about other people no matter what, which can be a problem even if to them it seems the best way possible for their world to become a better place. Throughout the novel you learn about all the other factions like Amity, Erudite, Candor, and Dauntless, which became my favorite faction even before I started the novel. This book is filled with action, suspense, battle strategies,  fear, bravery, strength, educational observation, and grip, twisting love. Beatrice has become my favorite girl character of all time and Four has become my boy. Together they are the strongest, most willing characters. In the novel Beatrice has a brother named Caleb, who is also brave, but shocked me to the core for the decision he made. There is also other characters like Al, Will, Christina, Molly, Drew, and Peter, who I think was a extremely cruel character, but surprised in the end of this novel, for who he really is and why he's really who he is. I have explain as much as I can without giving away to much information, but before I finished this review I have to tell you to go out and buy this book, because if you don't then you will seriously regret it.


Rating: 5/5 STARS! (I wish I could give it 1 million)
Pub. Date: May 2011
Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books
Format: Hardcover , 496pp
Chapters: 39
Age Range: Young Adult

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