In a future Chicago, 16-year-old Beatrice Prior must choose among five predetermined factions to define her identity for the rest of her life, a decision made more difficult when she discovers that she is an anomaly who does not fit into any one group, and that the society she lives in is not perfect after all.
Let me start off by saying that this is hands down one of my favorite reads of 2012! I know, I know it came out last year and I WISH I would have read it then but I didn't. I'm sort of glad that I didn't read it last year in a way because I don't have to wait as long to read Insurgent :)
Beatrice is a 16 year old girl who has to make a difficult choice. Her choices are to stay with her faction Abnegation and be selfless, humble, and dull or switch factions. Either way she chooses her life will be changed forever. It all started with her taking the aptitude test. This is where the word "Divergent" kicks in. Just know that Beatrice is different from everyone, which will unfold in the story. I will tell you no more about it because then it would spoil it for you. Every 16 year old has to take
On this wild, adrenaline rushing, roller coaster riding story I laughed, almost cried, got angry, and experienced so many emotions because I felt like I was literally in Tris' (Beatrice's) shoes! She goes through so much in this book, and I felt like I was in this wonderful corrupted world that Veronica Roth has written out perfectly. I have never cared as much about characters as I did in this book. Not everyone are what they seem, and everyone's personalities and characters unfold beautifully. I cannot wait until Insurgent comes out, because let me tell you I am hooked! I loved facing Tris' fears, happiness, sadness, and anger with her. I didn't feel like I was on the outside looking in. I have to mention Four, he is sort of a love interest in Divergent and also a trainer for the initiates.
Divergent engulfed me and drew me in from the very first page and I didn't know it until I looked up and was on page 120! If you haven't read this wonderful book yet I suggest you stop reading this review, go to the nearest bookstore and BUY IT! You will pull an all nighter with this book, because it keeps you wondering what is going to happen next... with wondering being a BIG understatement.
Veronica Roth thank you so much for an incredible story, you have probably heard it hundreds and hundreds of times but Divergent is absolutely astounding! It surpassed my expectations tremendously. You are truly gifted!
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Author: Veronica Roth
Publisher: Katherine Tegan Books
Release Date: May 3, 2011
the aptitude test which suggest which faction each person should choose.
Posted by Bengal Reads at 9:43 PM