Tuesday, July 9, 2013

[R] Divergent, by: Veronica Roth

(Divergent #1)
by: Veronica Roth

5 of 5 stars

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 threaten to unravel her seemingly perfect society, she also learns that her secret might help her save those she loves . . . or it might destroy her.

my thoughts

So, this book is so good that I have read twice already. And maybe I will read it again, when the movie (which is for 2014) begins to be more near to the release.

Divergent is story that captures you from the first scene. Beatrice (aka Tris) is a young girl of 16 years old that have to make an important decision: choose a faction. This world is after war and all... They divide the states (USA) in five factions: Abnegation, Dauntless, Erudite, Amity and Candor. There is people that doesn't belong to any factions, they are called Factionless. And there are others who have more that qualities to be in more that one faction, they are called Divergent.

Tris is from Abnegation, which is the selfless faction. The book begins the day after the Choosing Ceremony, but begins the day were she must take the aptitude test. The test shows that she is Divergent, she can be at Dauntless, Abnegation and Erudite. The problem is that being Divergent is dangerous.They are watching her, her moves, her actions, her thoughts... That includes a young man called Four (real name Tobias) which was from her faction too. They fall in love.

Another war is coming and all the Divergent are in the middle. They are the only ones who can safe everyone. Will they reach the light beyond the tunel?

Yeah, I know minor spoilers, but oh well! READ IT!

1 comment:

  1. Yes cannot agree more with you.
    Really awesome book.
    Action-packed, romance-filled, lots of cliffhangers... I mean what more one can need!!!


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