Saturday, May 26, 2012

Divergent (Book 1 of Divergent Trilogy)

Author: Veronica Roth
Paperback: 576 pages
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books (February 2012)
Genre: YA dystopian fantasy
Rating: 5 out of 5

In short:  from book description
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.

My thoughts:
Beatrice, or Tris as she's known once she makes her choice is actually a Divergent, someone who shows an affinity for several different factions, which for some reason makes her dangerous to all factions and must be hidden for as long as possible.

Like Katniss, this is another strong teen protagonist who is small but mighty, able to kick butt while learning a lot about themselves. As usual in YA books now, the adults are not to be trusted. Trust yourself only. Although it fits the formula of many other YA books, this is still a good ride.

2nd book: Insurgent 

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