Monday, September 26, 2011

Review ~ Divergent

Divergent by Veronica Roth

Rating: 4 of 5 stars
Genre: YA Dystopian
Source: Purchased

Description from Goodreads: Beatrice "Tris" Prior has reached the fateful age of sixteen, the stage at which teenagers in Veronica Roth's dystopian Chicago must select which of five factions to join for life. Each faction represents a virtue: Candor, Abnegation, Dauntless, Amity, and Erudite. To the surprise of herself and her selfless Abnegation family, she chooses Dauntless, the path of courage. Her choice exposes her to the demanding, violent initiation rites of this group, but it also threatens to expose a personal secret that could place in mortal danger. Veronica Roth's young adult Divergent trilogy launches with a captivating adventure about love and loyalty playing out under most extreme circumstances.

Beka's Thoughts:   Divergent is a young adult dystopian book about a society that is ruled by different human characteristics.  There are different districts, one that everyone is honest, a district where everyone is super smart, another for the peaceful, one for the brave, and one for the selfless.  Before it was a sound way to govern, but then the districts went over board with their different characteristics.  

      When a child turns 16, they have to choose which district they are going to devote their lives to. Beatrice, a sixteen year old who's origin is the selfless district, has a secret.  A secret that puts her at risk no matter where she goes.  It could save her and the world, or it could destroy her.  When she finds a plot to destroy the district she hails from, she has to decide whether or not to use her secret.  It could mean the lives of her family, and maybe save the guy she thinks she might love.  

     I gave Divergent a four out of five star, because the writing was not very descriptive, and made you feel like you were only seeing part of the picture.  The story line is very fun, and enjoyable to read, and you feel like you know the characters at the end.  I would recommend the book to anyone.  It is probably a seventh grader or above reading age.

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