Monday, June 25, 2012

Review: Divergent

Divergent by Veronica Roth
Publication Date: May 3, 2011
Genre: YA Dystopian
Pages: 487


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.

This book has a lot of hype surrounding it. And that makes me want to read it. But at the same time, you got the thought that the book is extremely awesome. That's it's going to be one of the best books you ever read. And if it's not, thenit really is disappointing.

But this book lives up to the hype.

Four turns the knife in his hand, his fingers moving painstakingly over the metal edge. He gives me such a hard look that I feel like he's turning me to stone.

The book starts kinda slow. You know, introducing you to the world. The world is a very dystopian world. Something bad happened, and people find a way to surrive. Though you never do find out what was the bad thing that caused the city to be split up like it is. That did slightly annoyied me, but otherwise the world was pretty cool.

The book picks up as they get into initiation, and you learn more about the main character, Tris. Which was good because I wasn't her biggest fan at the begining. She seemed kinda weak, whiny, and not someone who could be a main character. But as the book goes on, she gets tougher and more of a badass.

Four was another character that I really liked. He was like a mystery that slow unraveled as you read more. A few other initiates were cool to. Peter was a jerk. Christina was easily Tris best friend.

The plot was great. Pieces of the overall plot was given through out the book so you never know exactly what it is til you read the whole book. Which was cool because it made you want to get to the end. Made it tough to put it down. Honestly, I would pick it up to read a few minutes and I would end up reading a few hours.

The ending was really good. It ended with a slight cliff hanger. You really don't know what hapens to some of the characters, and that annoys me because I want to know. But it does set up well for a sequel. Which I'm going to get, by the way.

I totally recomend the book to anyone who likes dystopian, to people who like fun booksthat will hook you.


  1. I loved Divergent; Insurgent's just as good too :-)

  2. For me the best part of the book was Four ,,I wasn't a huge Tris fan for some reason..