Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Book Review: Divergent

Book CoverDivergent, by Veronica Roth

In the book Divergent by Veronica Roth, the author does a great job at putting a futuristic twist on Chicago, by breaking it up into five factions: Abnegation the selfless, Candor the honest, Amity the peaceful, Erudite the intelligent, and Dauntless the brave. Sixteen year old Beatrice (Tris) has always grown up in Abnegation, but she’s to the age where she must choose which faction she wants to live in. Tris knows she doesn't belong to Abnegation because she’s not selfless enough. So when she heads to school one day to take a test that will help her choose a faction, the results come back as Divergent which in this government is dangerous. A test result that can end with her death. A day later she must choose to either stick with her family or leave. She chooses Dauntless the brave, but she’s not simply part of their community yet. No, her and many other sixteen year olds have to be put through a test of bravery. She later learns only eleven people become Dauntless; the other are factionless. She has a difficult time until Four helps her. In the end, the author throws a curve that has you speechless.

All in all I have no complaints about the book, and I love how she mixes romance, danger, and suspense together to form a vivid love story. Over all the book is excellent, and I highly recommend it to any teen or adult that loves romance novels.

By Alyssa

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