Book Review- Divergent

2.21.2012

I can't believe I have only done 1 book review on the ole blog. That just seems weird because I am kind of an avid reader. It's pretty much one of my most favorite things.

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Anyway! A while back, I read a book that I really enjoyed. I was coming down off of a high from re-reading the Hunger Games (in anticipation of the movie!!!!) and had been disappointed that I couldn't find something that I liked as much as the HG series.

Enter Divergent! (by Veronica Roth)

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I really liked this book. It was one of those that I finished in 3 nights because I just HAD to see what happened next.

Synopsis: 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.


If you liked the Hunger Games, I bet you will really like Divergent. It has the same 'what happens when our current civilisation ends' kind of thing. I also really like that the main character is a female, and a strong female at that. The reading level might even be younger than HG... but that doesn't really matter to me. It was a super easy read.

I am anxiously awaiting the sequel to Divergent, Insurgent, which comes out on May 1!

Let me know if you read Divergent what you think! I love talking books :)

1 comment :

  1. This is on my list to read! I heard it was amazing.

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