Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Review of Divergent by Veronica Roth

Book Title: Divergent
Author: Veronica Roth
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Page Count: 487


In Beatrice Prior’s dystopian Chicago world, 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 alongside her fellow initiates to live out the choice they have made. Together, they must undergo extreme physical tests of endurance and intense psychological simulations, some with devastating consequences. As initiation transforms them all, Tris must determine who her friends really are and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes exasperating 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 unrest and growing conflict that threatens to unravel her seemingly perfect society, she also learns that her secret might be what helps her save those she loves . . . or it might be what destroys her.


Favourite Quote

  “Somewhere inside me is a merciful, forgiving person. Somewhere there is a girl who tries to understand what people are going through, who accepts that people do evil things and that desperation leads them to darker places than they ever imagined. I swear she exists, and she hurts for the repentant boy I see in front of me. But if I saw her, I wouldn't recognize her.”

Words To Describe The Book


My Thoughts

DIVERGENT was a fast paced and thrilling read with a strong female lead, the book kept me on my feet throughout. Did I love it? Oh boy, yes I did!

What makes me immediately click well with a book is if the main character is someone I like and even someone you can relate to, in this case I was given a stubborn, strong headed and clearly kick ass lead character. Tris was an all round well developed character, she held firm beliefs and was relatable in the sense that she was facing issues where she never made stupid or unrealistic decisions. 

Roth definitely takes the reader on a journey and is able to highlight well the change in Tris and all her conflicting thoughts and emotions. Another reason why I think the book was well driven was because of the plot line. Recently I've come across a number of dystopian reads, I think this was original and really illustrates something which creates interest.

However there were points where I don't think the writing was able to hold my attention but that was cured easily by the action and adventure. To anyone wanting a new fictional boyfriend there is definitely someone who you'll like who is swoon worthy so hurry and pick up the book. I'm rather surprised it took me so long to pick up this book but I'm glad I did or I would have missed out BIG TIME! You don't want to miss out either so pick it up! 


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