Sunday, 11 March 2012

Review: Divergent (Divergent #1) by Veronica Roth

Divergent (Divergent #1)
by Veronica Roth
Pages: 487
Publisher: HarperCollin Children's Books
Published: January 1st 2011

One choice can transform you.

One choice,
Decides your friends
Defines your belief and 
determines your 
When sixteen-year-old Tris makes her choice, she cannot foresee how drastically her life will change. Or that the perfect society which she lives is about to unfold into a dystopian, stunning world of electrifying decisions, stunning consequences, heart breaking betrayals and unexpected romance.


Divergent is on a different scale from any book. I have never read a book like this. It has something that some books don't. I don't know what to say about it (in a good way).

Divergent is about a girl called Beatrice (Tris). Beatrice  (Tris) is about to be a adult and adult in her world means choosing her own life, job and everything else. She has to chose from 5 factions: 1) Dauntless; they are brave and fearless 2) Abnegation; they are kind and selfless 3) Erudite; they are intelligent and have great knowledge 4) Candor; they are honest and fair and 5) Amity; they are peaceful and friendly. But Beatrice doesn't end up in any of the group she is a Divergent; they do not belong in one faction but two. Divergent is very rare most people don't talk of it in the society. But thus when the choosing ceremony does come forward she choses Dauntless...

The first few pages gave me memories of other books i have read, especially  Matched by Ally Condie. It sounded like she was being matched but no she had to chose the group she had to go into. The first few pages also gets you confused because there are a lot of things to remember. Like, which factor is which, who the characters are, things like that but you do get the hang of it.

Four and Tris's relationship is sweet because they help each other in a way. Although, it takes a long time for Four to finally admit he likes Tris and then you read that Will is jealous and then the next thing you read is that Will has kissed Christina and then with all that figured out you want to know why Will actually liked Tris.

Every chapter i kept on thinking of a bigger action than the training, because when i first heard of this book and read synopsis i thought it was like a rebel book and when they fight back for their freedom. But it only starts near the end and it starts all of a sudden that i couldn't remark it into my brain; which, by the way, is a big cliffhanger! And i am sure i was flicking through the pages to get to the end!

I'm hoping to read the next book (Insurgent).

To end this review for i would like to say that you should read this book, if you haven't! And that it was a great read. In addition, to that i would love to say that this book is on of a kind! You wouldn't want to miss this for the world!

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