Wednesday, 14 March 2012
Divergent Book Reiew By Veronica Roth
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In a future Chicago, 16-year-old Beatrice Prior must choose among five predetermined factions to define her identity for the rest of her life, a decision made more difficult when she discovers that she is an anomaly who does not fit into any one group, and that the society she lives in is not perfect after all.
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.
Many of you may know that INSURGENT, the sequel to DIVERGENT is coming out May 01, 2012! So in honor of the release, we have decided to review Divergent for those of you still contemplating reading it.
I'm going to start by saying how the cover of this book does not do it justice at all. The book is a dystopian and I loved the whole concept of "faction before blood" because it is a very original form of dystopia.
Beatrice (Tris), the Protagonist, is born as an Abnegation, the selfless, but when time comes to chose her own faction, she betrays her family and becomes Dauntless. Tris is a character that seems to be sick of her own skin and choosing Dauntless helps her find her ownself. I loved that she was soo subtely out there. People knew of her but she didn't flaunt it. A part of her knew how incredible she is but she never really accepted it. I just honestly loved her! She might be ONE of my favourite book girl.
Four, Tris' love interest, is completely awesome! He knows what he wants and goes for it. He could be considered a typical guy with a fierce fierce, yet caring, personality. I just loved the whole thing! Just thinking about this books makes me want to read it again. And I am not one to reread. The only books I have ever reread are The Harry Potter Series (Duh) and The Vampire Academy Series by Richelle Mead.
All I gotta say now is that if you have not read the book, then you are cray! Okay not really, but you really need to read this book.
I rate this book a 5! Duh
This book was interesting ground to tread on. The protagonist was enticing in a way, where she was confident after she began to notice how -much- she disliked her lifestyle. Tris (Beatrice) was a fun fanatical character that we got to watch evolve as the story progressed, but I felt as if there was some kind of trait, you know that extra SIZZLE, that was missing from her, but she was still...ya know....Cool. I give her props for betraying her family by choosing to join the Dauntless, instead of doing as her parents had forever instilled in her since she was born, which was to be SELFLESS, like WHOA....thats some courage! After that, she definitely went higher on my "Must Adore" scale. Now on the other hand, here comes the mysterious -sexy- boy...Four. No doubt, but this character had that extra FLAVOR to add into the story. He was that one character that helped balance out the story with all the action and secrets prowling around. This book was totally GOOD and WORTH the read.
The cover doesn't very much do justice to the story awaiting inside as Calamity had said, but we all have that habit of "Judging a book by its cover", but don't worry, I do that all the time, its just a terrible habit that's hard to kill........but I'm getting there...hopefully.
4 out of 5 stars