Divergent by Veronica RothThursday, October 11, 2012
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Publication Date: May 3, 2011
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In Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago, 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.Who needs TV, when you have books like Divergent? Divergent is a new twist on the dystopian genre. A 16 year old girl, Beatrice, discovers that she is Divergent and must choose which faction she belongs in (Amity, Erudite, Abnegation, Candor, and Dauntless). But being Divergent is dangerous and she must watch how she conducts herself around the faction leaders. In other news, a war is upon the Abnegation faction and there may not be a way to stop the Erudite from doing anything to get what they want. This fast-paced, adventurous novel, Divergent will leave you on the edge of your seat, daydreaming about this dystopian society, and thirsting for the next installment (Insurgent, published May 2012).
During the highly competitive initiation that follows, Beatrice renames herself Tris and struggles to determine who her friends really are--and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes infuriating 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 a growing conflict that threatens to unravel her seemingly perfect society, she also learns that her secret might help her save those she loves . . . or it might destroy her.
Debut author Veronica Roth bursts onto the literary scene with the first book in the Divergent series--dystopian thrillers filled with electrifying decisions, heartbreaking betrayals, stunning consequences, and unexpected romance.-- Goodreads
I know. I know. Please stop looking at the screen like I am crazy. I know you are probably like, “Wow, Gina is just reading this novel now.” I realize that there was a huge hype about it last spring when it released. That was when I bought the novel (I cried a little bit when I took the Borders sticker off of it). Then there seemed to be a whole lot of hype for Insurgent and everyone was reading it. My only regret about this book was not reading it sooner because this book is the highlight of my summer so far (yes, I am behind in my reviews). It has easily become one of my favorites and for those of you still on edge because it is getting so much hype, pick Divergent up because you will devour it!
“There is one mirror in my house.”-Divergent by Veronica Roth, p. 1