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Saturday, March 10, 2012

REVIEW: Divergent by Veronica Roth

Title: Divergent
Author: Veronica Roth
Pages: 496
Series: Divergent
Series #: 1


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.

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.

Selena's POV:
This has been on my reading list for a year, and I FINALLY got a hold of it! And I was NOT disappointed! Veronica did such an amazing job writing this for being such a young writer! The whole society that is built upon this book is unique, and nothing I have never read before.

There are 5 fractions: Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). When at 16, you have to pick a fraction you will live in for the rest of your life. You can stay with the fraction you were born with, or you can go to a different fraction, where you will test your abilities to see if you're qualified to be in that fraction. 

Beatrice is a tough but innocent girl. She's strong, and I really like her as a character. But when in you're new fraction at 16, you can pick to change your name or not. Through the book, her name is Tris, which I like much better. Things are really messed up for her, and she has a crazy adventure through the book which I know I wouldn't be able to handle. She meets a guy named Four, who, in fact, is sexy and hot! Well, at least I think he is. He's such a tough person throughout the day, but when night comes, he's such a down-to-earth kind of guy! *faints* Perfect boyfriend!

I was never bored with this book once! Here's my story: I was reading this on Sunday, and I had a meeting I had to go to (Yeah, a meeting on Sunday? Don't ask me...), and I ALMOST brought the book with me! I couldn't put it down. I pushed myself until it was 10 minutes before the meeting that I actually put the book down and got ready. When I got back from the meeting (which was HORRIBLE because I had to wait. I was JUST getting into the good part in the book too.), I picked up the book and finished it in a hour.

That's my story; how much I couldn't put down the book (: In every book, I find a favorite page I like; if it's what happened or just what the person said. Now for this book, my favorite page was the second to last page in the book. Is that bad? No! It was just what someone said that made my heart skip many beats <33

Roth did a great job on foreshadowing in this book, too! I can tell you, I screamed pre-tty loud when I found a shocking part in the book. My mom though I died, and my sister thought I saw a spider ;) I honestly can't wait for Insurgent to come out! I'm going to read it so fast, I'll have the review up the next day (well, maybe.)! 

Overall, you should read this book!! If you loved The Hunger Games, this book is for YOU! Yes, YOU! Read it, read it, read it, read it!


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