Review: DIVERGENT by Veronica Roth

Summary from Goodreads:

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.

My Thoughts:

Guns. Jumping off of moving trains. Jumping off of buildings. Fear Landscapes. Awesomeness.

How can you not have an awesome, action-packed book when you live in a place devoted to being crazy/brave? Welcome to Tris’ world.

Divergent was different than I expected it to be. I’m not sure I expected it to be but I don’t think it was what it turned out to be. When I first started reading it it felt a LOT like MATCHED. And then the jumping off of things started. And then it felt like HUNGER GAMES. Till I realized I didn’t really like Katniss and I DO like Tris. And then we get characters like Four and I just realized, this is DIVERGENT. It’s awesome all on its own.

I won’t go into too much more detail or rant any longer on how much of an adrenaline rush this book was, I’ll just say GO READ THIS BOOK! I am very impressed with Veronica Roth and will be buying the next book as soon as it is available for pre-order!

4.5 out of 5 stars!


Kimmel Tippets said...

This book has been everywhere lately and I am so excited to get to read it! I'm heading to the bookstore tomorrow so it will probably be coming home with me. :-)

DJ's Life in Fiction said...

I really enjoyed this book. I didn't like it as much as I was led to believe I would, but it was still an intense and exciting read. Glad you enjoyed it!

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