Title: Divergent (Divergent #1)
Author: Veronica Roth
Pages: Hardcover 489 pages
Publisher: HarperCollins Children’s Books
Date Published: May 3rd 2011
Genre: Young Adult, Dystopian, Science Fiction
Beatrice”Tris” Prior has reached the fateful age of sixteen, the stage atwhich teenagers in Veronica Roth’s dystopian Chicago must select which of fivefactions to join for life. Each faction represents a virtue: Candor,Abnegation, Dauntless, Amity, and Erudite. To the surprise of herself and herselfless Abnegation family, she chooses Dauntless, the path of courage. Herchoice exposes her to the demanding, violent initiation rites of this group,but it also threatens to expose a personal secret that could place in mortaldanger. Veronica Roth’s young adult Divergent trilogy launches with acaptivating adventure about love and loyalty playing out under most extremecircumstances.
Not my favoritebook but does deserve five stars because it really was great. Many comparedthis to The Hunger Game and I can seewhy. They are very different books but it gives you that same feeling of thecharacters having no other choice but to live by what society has planned foryou. You can say, “well it sounds like any other dystopian story” but it’s alittle more than that. Oh and also that “I can’t stop reading it” feeling. Bythe way, if you have not read The HungerGames yet you have not lived. Back to Divergent,it had great characters and good twists. The romance was not overworkedlike most YA books. There was plenty of action. It was also perfectly pacedwhich is something you have to appreciate because it is one thing not everyauthor can accomplish so effortlessly.
Another book Icould not put down. Excited for the second book to come out!
I recommend thisbook to everyone. I believe there is a little something for everyone in thisstory.