Saturday, July 9, 2011

Review: Divergent

Divergent (Divergent, #1)Divergent by Veronica Roth

Summary: (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. 

Debut author Veronica Roth bursts onto the literary scene with the first book in the Divergent series—dystopian thrillers filled with electrifying decisions, heartbreaking betrayals, stunning consequences, and unexpected romance.

Review: Both the cover and summary kept me from reading Divergent at first. Neither one of them appealed to me, it just seemed boring and confusing. Now after finishing the book I realize that I was completely wrong. There was nothing boring about this book, and not even confusing. Veronica Roth made this futuristic society easy to jump right into without wondering what was going on and it was extremely fast paced. 

I hung on to every word, devoured every page, and just couldn't stop reading. With the face paced action, and never knowing what will happen to these characters, that you just become attached to, it's hard to even think about putting Divergent down. It was so easy to get attached to the characters, Veronica Roth made these characters so addicting you can't help but fall in love with them. 

As much as I loved (loved loved loved loved) Divergent, there was one little part that bothered me. The names of characters changed so instantly with no problem at all. I know if I randomly changed my name I would have a hard time getting use to it. Even as a reader I got confused with the name changes. This happened a couple of times in the book. 

With the small part that bothered me out of the way, I really loved this book.  Since I've finished I've been recommended Divergent to everyone I know.  This story is just to good, to addictive, to not tell everyone in the world to read it, especially is you love dystopian novels. 


*Did anyone else have a problem with the quick name changes? 

1 comment:

  1. Continuously over the last few months I have head nothing but raves about this book. The next Hunger Games, someone had said, better than the Hunger Games, I was told by someone else. Having read the premise of this book I was not impressed, but surely after so many rave reviews and barley any negative this must be an exception novel.


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