Sunday, December 9, 2012


Divergent (Divergent, #1)
Divergent (Divergent #1)
By Veronica Roth
Published February 28th, 2012 by Katherine Tegen Books
487 pages

4.5 stars - It was awesome!

In Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago world, 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 alongside her fellow initiates to live out the choice they have made. Together they must undergo extreme physical tests of endurance and intense psychological simulations, some with devastating consequences. As initiation transforms them all, Tris must determine who her friends really are--and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes exasperating 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 unrest and growing conflict that threaten to unravel her seemingly perfect society, she also learns that her secret might help her save those she loves . . . or it might destroy her.

Veronica Roth is the "New York Times" bestselling author of "Divergent," the first in a trilogy of dystopian thrillers filled with electrifying decisions, heartbreaking betrayals, stunning consequences, and unexpected romance.

So I was finally able to read Divergent this week as well as all the others books I had been waiting to read. I had heard and read reviews of how great it was but I didn't know if I would think the same. I definitely did! Haha, I really enjoyed Divergent and once I started reading I couldn't stop. 

I don't want to give too much away and I think that the synopsis above does a pretty good job and getting you hooked so I might not write too much. Anyways I really loved Tris! She seriously grew right before my eyes in this book. In the begining she didn't know what she wanted and she didn't really know where she fit in and belonged. But by the end of the story she knew what she wanted to do and who she was beginning to be. She became stronger and she had to because she was in Dauntless. And then she started learning how to have a relationship, though it wasn't easy, with Four. Yeah Four is the name of the main guy in this book and I loved him just as much as Tris. We got to learn about him throughout the book and seeing his feelings for Tris was great. He wasn't too protective but he wasn't too harsh either and that was nice. There are a bunch of other great characters in the book and some characters that will make you hate them as well.  But that's what makes a good book, right?

Divergent was an entertaining book with a ton of action. The characters were forced to make some serious decisions that had consequences that could help them or hurt them. I never knew what the outcome was going to be and I was surprised many times by what ended up happening. This is was makes a bestselling book and definitely a favorite of mine. I finished it and instantly wanted I picked up the second one and started that as well. Once again I really enjoyed this start to a very interesting series. The concept made me think, which you know I like, and I was hardly ever bored. I also cried a few times. :) So I encourage you to check it out if you've been on the fence or if you are just now finding this book and series. Have fun!


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