December 18, 2011

Divergent by Veronica Roth Review

Divergent #1
by Veronica Roth 
Published on May 3rd 2011
Katherine Tegen Books, 487 pages
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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. 

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Ok, to begin with I feel like an idiot for waiting more than a month to read this book. I mean, what have I been thinking? Apparently I wasn't. This book is so amazing!

So Tris is a small blonde girl from a faction named Abnegation. People from there have a purpose to be selfless - help other people and forget their self. But Tris wasn't really a selfless person and she has quite problems with that, in so fitting in.

When kids turn 16 they need to choose which faction they want to go. This is a big decision, because they will live there for the rest of their lives. So Tris needs to decide if leave forever her family or staying in a faction where she thought she didn't belong.

That decision transform her forever.

Dystopian books are awesome! In the beginning I always find it difficult to understand the setting and the plot of the story. Because it's different from the world we know. Different rules, different values, different manners. So it takes time to understand what the story is about. But when you do, the story becomes great. 

Divergent is an amazing book. Tris is such a small girl, but she is so so strong. There are so many obstacles she needs to face. She grows up as a character a lot. There is a lot of action in this book and you never know what will happen next. 

And then there is this boy - Four - which is ohh my gosh! Gorgeous. Strong, fearless, great and also her instructor. 

The story is so good that you can't put it down and stop reading. You just can't. So I suggest you to take your time when you want to read it, because you won't be able to stop. I needed to stop last night because I was reading on my computer and at 4AM I couldn't see anymore. It was so frustrating. And also instead of studying for my exam, I was reading Divergent :P

So if you haven't read this book yet, don't be stupid as I was! Pick it up and start reading it because BELIEVE ME it's worth it!

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