Review: Divergent

 Divergent by Veronica Roth

In Beatrice Prior’s dystopian Chicago world, 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 alongside her fellow initiates to live out the choice they have made. Together, they must undergo extreme physical tests of endurance and intense psychological simulations, some with devastating consequences. As initiation transforms them all, Tris must determine who her friends really are—and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes-fascinating, sometimes-exasperating 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 unrest and growing conflict that threatens to unravel her seemingly-perfect society, she also learns that her secret might be what helps her save those she loves . . . or it might be what destroys her.

Rebekah here. So if you’ve read any of our past posts, you might have noticed our kind of  “obsession” with this book.
Yeah. That pretty much sums it up.

A lot of people keep saying how similar this book is to “The Hunger Games” and other teen dystopian novels, and sure I can see that, but I’m a firm believer that every story is different and has something different to say.

And I loved this one.

Beatrice aka TRIS is awesome. She’s tiny, but don’t let that fool you. More than anything, I found her believable. She’s a good girl, but she isn’t perfect.

But my favorite character was the lead male – Four. I don’t want to spoil anything for you, but I LOVE him. EEEEEK.

This story makes you decide what bravery really is. What virtue really is.

4.5 out of 5.


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