Author: Veronica Roth
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Reviewed by: Sabrina
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.
Wow. I don't really know what to say about this book. I'll try start with this: (spoiler so it's in white)
I knew it! I knew it! Four is Tobias! I suspected it right from the start!
It's one of the thousands of new dystopian YA novels that really stands out. Dystopia is becoming one of my favorite genres, but I really think this might be starting to get a little bit too much. We're not here to talk about that. We're here to talk about Divergent.
I loved, loved, loved it. Divergent was full of unexpected twist and turns. It's fresh and interesting. I'd love to see what happens next in the series. This book really took my breath away (and my sleep too) with all the action, romance and the internal struggle of Tris. Like (mostly) everyone else, I did like the relationship between Tris and Four.
All the fractions were sort of confusing though. I forgot which did this and which character is from who. What else I didn't like: Tris. I didn't like her for some reason. I don't know why. I just don't like her. Actually I love her too, but hate her at the same time. Is that possible?
Now go out and read this book if you haven't yet! You can't go on without reading it!