Tuesday, 28 June 2011
Review: Divergent by Veronica Roth
Author: Veronica Roth
Reading Level: Young Adult
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.
GREAT dystopian fiction! I really enjoyed this book! I haven't read too much since having the baby, but I read this book in only two days. I was all about it! There is plenty of action, suspense and romance. The characters are well developed and my favorite character is Four. I just LOVE him! I even love why he is named Four! But I'm not so hot about his real name... I just think Arrested Development... Anyway, for those of you who want your Hunger Games or Matched fix, this is the book! Let me know what you think!