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Divergent by Veronica Roth

My Rating: 5 stars

In Beatrice’s world, when one turns sixteen, the ultimate choice is made. One choice decides your future, your friends, and your values. At sixteen you must choose your faction: Abnegation, the selfless; Amity, the peaceful; Candor, the honest; Dauntless, the brave; or Erudite, the intelligent. From that choice on, you leave your home, family, and past behind to create a new life within your faction.
Beatrice makes a choice that genuinely shocks everyone – even herself. She leaves her mother, father, and brother behind, departing from the world of Abnegation into the lives of the Dauntless. She shortens her name to Tris, and makes a few friends, a quite a number of enemies. After a while, Tris begins to notice that everything really isn’t what it seems, and the lies and corruption begin to show through the façade of perfection.
I am a sucker for dystopian societies. All dystopian books are so great and so different, that I could never pick a favorite, but Divergent is definitely up there. Divergent really just ruined my life in the best way possible, if that makes any sense). I really don’t want to give much away because it will ruin the reading experience but every chapter held something new and there were thousands of twists and turns that I would have never predicted. The whole plot is so original and unique and it still continues to amaze me. The whole time I was reading, I kept trying to decide what faction I would choose. (I have yet to actually make a choice – when I think about it too much I become extremely stressed and then give up.) I really love how this novel is not just about the choice that must be made. It’s mostly about the corruption of the factions separately and as a whole. I think Tris is an excellent main character. I love her mind and her way of thinking. She’s really strong and she always seems to try to do what she thinks is right. And when I say that Divergent ruined my life – I mean it. There were actually a few times I had to put the book down and just take a break. I became way too attached to the characters and the plot became too much for me to handle at some points. When I had reached the last few chapters, I actually avoided reading for a day because I needed time to prepare myself. Honestly. I need to order the sequel, Insurgent ………..now.


Comment from Amy
Time June 21, 2012 at 8:36 AM

I was unsure about reading this book. That is until I read your review. Now that I know its about a dystopian society, its a must read. I love The Uglies series and The Hunger Games and from what I understand, this is the same structure. What seems to be a perfect society but is not. Thank so much for the review.

Comment from bri
Time July 7, 2012 at 10:13 PM

So glad I could help! Tell me what you think. 🙂

Comment from Kea
Time October 7, 2012 at 11:07 AM

I just finished reading Divergent, too! I really enjoyed it and love the way the relationship develops between Tobias and Tris. I love and hate how I can get so hooked on something like because I can’t stand wondering if it will stay that way. Case in point: Hunger Games. I loved Katniss and Gale together….then switched to liking Peeta better…then Gale…then back to Peeta. Ultimately, I was happy to see Katniss and Peeta together, but I hate (and love) then tension before that! LOL. I will start Insurgent soon with my fingers crossed. I hope you are enjoying it so far!?

Comment from Tali
Time April 15, 2013 at 9:58 AM

I just finished reading Divergent too! I read it in a day and a half and it was amazinggggg! I wouldn’t have read it if it wasn’t for your review so thank you! Plz come check out my blog I would really appreciate it 🙂 talisreadingblog.blogspot.com/

Comment from Yasira
Time May 2, 2013 at 11:08 PM

This book was awesome! I totally agree with you!! The next book is awesomer…

Comment from caroline
Time October 25, 2013 at 12:33 PM

this book was amazing! loved every minute