Divergent Book #1 in Divergent Series
Published: May 3,2011
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Rating: 4/5 Stars
In Beatrice Prior’s dystopian Chicago world, 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 alongside her fellow initiates to live out the choice they have made. Together they must undergo extreme physical tests of endurance and intense psychological simulations, some with devastating consequences. As initiation transforms them all, Tris must determine who her friends really are—and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes exasperating 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 unrest and growing conflict that threaten to unravel her seemingly perfect society, she also learns that her secret might help her save those she loves . . . or it might destroy her.
Veronica Roth is the New York Times bestselling author of Divergent, the first in a trilogy of dystopian thrillers filled with electrifying decisions, heartbreaking betrayals, stunning consequences, and unexpected romance.
First for the people who don’t know what dystopian means click here
( I had to look it up myself). I had been seeing this book on different book blogs and so I said ” whats all the hype about?” Is the book THAT good? And yes,yes it is. I don’t regret reading this book. It was great!!!
For those who liked the “Hunger Games” I think you will like this as well. It has that corrupt government feel to it. Where everyone has a place and a job and no one can go against it. There are 5 Factions
Abnegation, Erudite, Candor,Amity, and Dauntless
the In this book Beatrice aka Tris has to decide if she will stay in the faction she grew up in, where her family lives or will she leave the only world she’s ever know to explore who she really is. She doesn’t feel as if she belongs in this faction, a group of people who live life according to rules and live selflessly. And I agree, she doesn’t think the way everyone else does and she asks a lot of questions. We are kind of made to believe this isn’t a good thing. She makes a decision that not only shocks her community but it shocks her as well.
But to get to this decision they have to take a test and her results are definitely not average. The test is a simulation of sorts and based on your reaction and decisions your told which faction you would fit in, but in the end you have the ultimate decision. As you know I don’t give spoilers… I try not to anyway. The rest of the story tells of Tris’ journey to finding who she is. She encounters new people and even has time for a little romance. But its not all good. There are secrets, plans of destruction and death.
I loved this book, there were surprises at every chapter. Veronica made Tris a believable teen, someone with real questions and real emotions and I look forward to Book #2 Insurgent due May 1,2012.