Reviewed by: Book Addict

Divergent by Veronica Roth

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Published May 3, 2011 by Katherine Tegen Books

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In Dystopian Chicago citizens are divided into 5 virtuous factions: Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Amity (the peaceful), Dauntless (the brave) and Erudite (the intelligent). Each citizen, on their sixteenth birthday, must undergo placement testing and make the final choice of which faction they will join.
Beatrice Prior is a sixteen year old facing that decision. She can remain with her family and the life she has always known, or she can become the person she has longed to be, but not both. The choice she makes that fateful day surprises everyone, most especially herself.

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Divergent begins with the most anticipated event of anyone's  life: The choice of faction at age sixteen. After Beatrice's surprising choice, she begins the road to a new life. Renaming herself Tris, finds new friends, a new love interest?, and more. During the grueling, competitive initiation she learns just what she's made of. But lurking in the background is a secret she has kept from everyone, one so powerful it could get her killed. A growing conflict between factions threatens everything in this perfect society. Who can Beatrice trust?

This is not going to be like my normal reviews. Mainly because there is very little of the story I can tell you about without giving away major plot points and huge spoilers. And I am not going to do that to you because you Need to read this book for yourself.

Divergent
grabbed me from the first page and held on tightly through the very end. I literally could not put this book down. There's the dystopian society that is so different from our own culture. There's the challenges that Beatrice faces during her initiation. This character grows so much during the course of this book. She is like a jagged rock that is constantly tossed around by huge waves until she becomes a smooth, polished stone. I loved seeing her transformation. The writing is so detail oriented, you can really picture yourself there. When I was done I had to go back and re-read the last 80 or so pages, because it was just THAT GOOD. And that's really all I can say without giving anything away. RUN, don't walk to get your hands on a copy of this book. You will not be disappointed.
 


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