Saturday, June 15, 2013

Review: Divergent by: Veronica Roth

Divergent (Divergent, #1)Divergent by Veronica Roth
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is how a dystopian should be written.
Beatrice Prior lives in the dystopian Chicago. The book begins with her going through the tests and gathering an understanding of which faction she will be fit for and which one she should choose. Factions are set up for personality, where you live, what you wear, to what you do for a living - leaving people to only fine tune one part of a personality - be it truth, kindness, selflessness, bravery, or knowledge. Tris, as she is later called, is special, she contains multiple traits, she is Divergent.
Divergent are feared, they make the rulers and leaders scared, and so she must keep this very quiet.
Divergent is the beginning, it is after she chooses the Dauntless faction, it is when she must go through the initiation and develop more of her capabilities, where she meets a boy, and where she uncovers a vile conspiracy that can destroy all she has known about the world.
I devoured this book, I could not put it down - action packed, filled with great multi-dimensional characters filled with history and personality. A definite must read.

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