Trilogy: (Divergent #1)
Published: April 25th, 2011
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books/HarperCollins
Formats: Paperback, E-book, Hardcover, Audio-book
Pages: 487 (Hardcover)
Genre: YA, Dystopia
Purchase: Barnes&Noble / Amazon
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(Hardcover copy purchased from B&N)
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.
I couldn't stop reading this book! I sat in my room for five hours reading it, that is how good it was! The world that Veronica Roth created was just so unique, and different from anything I ever read. But It wasn't really the world that got to me but more like the plot and the story line. That story was so addicting and I really just wanted to know what would happen to the characters!
Tris was a character that I couldn't really decide if I like her or not. At first I didn't quit get some of her actions, but soon after I started to understand her. I get why she switched fractions, because to me she definitely didn't belong in Abnegation. I loved her transition and character development as the story went on. Also there is Four, I really liked their relationship and I thought it really worked in this book, and I loved how it wasn't so much focused on the romance part. I thought their relationship was thrilling in a way, because since they couldn't really have a relationship...
"Then I realize what it is. It's him. Something about him makes me feel like I am about to fall. Or turn to liquid. Or burst into flames."
I also really liked all of the secondary characters, Tris's friends and enemies. Without them a lot of interesting moments would have been lost.
Divergent is definitely a book I would recommend to any teenage and adult that loves some good adventure and a lot of action. This book makes you want to read it non stop to find out what will happen next! I still can't believe I didn't read this sooner! Now I'm mad at myself, well at least I can read all three books together with no wait! Since I already bought the next two(:
“I feel like someone breathed new air into my lungs. I am not Abnegation. I am not Dauntless.
I am Divergent.”